New innovations have eased the troubles linked with expensive flooring solutions. Modern technology has offered various alternatives, for example laminate flooring that gives the impression of hardwood flooring, but without the expense and demanding maintenance. This durable flooring boasts of warmth and character. Tougher than most other solid timber floors Laminate flooring exhibits excellent resistance to wear and tear. Besides, it is no less in aesthetics compared to the floors crafted from the most authentic woods. The following section introduces you with the merits of Laminate Flooring.
Laminate flooring is relatively cheaper compared to other flooring options like wood flooring, carpet, vinyl and ceramic tiles. It will also benefit your wallet as it does not need replacement for many years.
The durable melamine plastic wear layer of laminate flooring is resistant to scratching, wear, staining and cigarette burns. Advanced protection finish infused with aluminum crystals provides surface protection.
Easy To Clean
The top layer of laminate flooring doesnt …
As exotic hardwood floors continue to gain in popularity, Amendoim is sprouting up as a popular hardwood flooring option. But what is it exactly, and where does it come from?
Amendoim is commonly referred to as Brazilian Oak, although another species, Tauari, is also called Brazilian Oak, which has lead to a great deal of confusion among the flooring industry. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, and is also used to make fine furniture because it sands and shapes very well compared to other hardwoods.
Much like Brazilian Cherry, Amendoim has a reddish hue, but it has a more golden cast, particularly the sapwood. Amendoim Hardwood Floors have more swirls and rings than seen with Brazilian Cherry, but much like its sister specie, its soft brush strokes look as though they were painted on with watercolor. It will darken with sunlight, also like Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors, but its a much more subtle difference.
Also like Brazilian Cherry …
Bigger is sometimes better”, says Rick Duran, Installation Manager at Express Flooring.
A larger floor tile, such as a 24″x24″, 20″x20″and 18″x18″ can actually play tricks on the human eye. Installing larger floor tiles as opposed to traditional 13″ and 12″ will create the appearance of a larger floor. “The grout lines play tricks on the human eye. More grout lines make an area look smaller. Less grout lines make areas look larger”, says Duran. Larger tile installed not only reduces the number of grout lines, but also reduces cleaning and maintenance. With less grout lines comes less areas to keep clean, less areas to stain and less areas to maintain over the life of the floor.
Often customers are reluctant to install larger floor tiles in smaller areas such as bathrooms, pantry closets and laundry rooms. “Fear no more”, says Duran. Putting a larger tile in those smaller areas looks better too, once again actually making those smaller areas …
When designing a specialty room such as a home theater or den, choose the flooring that matches the decor while providing a durable surface that will last. Home theaters are not areas of heavy traffic, so feel free to go with plush carpets that will be comfortable and functional. Keep in mind that the acoustics of the room matters a lot when planning a home theater, so choose a floor that will either amplify or absorb sound, depending on your preference. If you’re looking to make your home theater soundproof, choose a thick, plush or velvet carpeting. Feel free to choose a whimsical color that is keeping with your “movie theater” theme, such as blue or red. If you want a good underlay in this room, you’ll need wall to wall carpet. Nashville homes’ dens do almost always have carpet flooring.
The flooring in children’s rooms should be attractive yet durable. Adding plush carpeting to your …
For contemporary living, loft living is a perfect choice. These are in immense demand since more and more people prefer to live a modern lifestyle and loft apartment has everything to offer. Huge spacious accommodations means loft living. It has high ceilings and less walls with huge windows. Doesn’t this sound amazing? Yes it does, also Toronto lofts are affordable and are the most wanted selection of artists and bohemians since these are adaptable! As Toronto loft living is quite affordable, it is a hot property in Toronto . Because of the immense demand, expert builders are paying attention in creating condo buildings in Toronto which has fundamental essence of loft living. This way, the home owner can live smartly. Toronto lofts provide decent urban living unlike other areas under loft constructions. The idea of living in Toronto lofts is steadily growing. Thus, it is essential to know the difference between hard lofts and soft lofts.
Hard Lofts: Hard lofts …
The latest project using Rephouse’s recycled rubber flooring is the Lismore City Council Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
The latest project using Rephouse’s recycled rubber flooring is the Lismore City Council Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre. Designed by Sydney architect Facility Design Group and brought to life by Spantec Builders, this $15 million sporting and leisure facility features over 2000 square metres of Decoflex Universal and 1500m of Neoflex 600 Series.
Decoflex Universal is a very cushioned indoor polyurethane sport floor that is designed to meet the most demanding sports conditions. One of the very unique characteristics of this rubber floor collection is that the thickness of the surface can be modified to suit different design and usage requirements. This is due to a resilient black rubber base mat that can be supplied in different thicknesses.
The rubber base mat is 100% recycled, intensifying the ecological profile of Rephouse’s rubber floors products. This sound absorbing flooring material is ideal for …
Pergo laminate flooring is the original form of high quality laminate flooring, and is also one of the names that most consumers immediately associate with the concept of laminate flooring options. Pergo is one of the best selling laminate flooring ranges in the entire world, and for good reason as Pergo offers an outstanding warranty and an even more incredible product.
Pergo is an excellent option for flooring because it has an easy to maintain finish, it comes in a variety of different styles and colors, and is made with such quality that a 25 or more year warranty backs every product that Pergo releases.
There are a variety of different ranges, each offering a slightly different product to the consumer. Any consumer that is looking for laminate flooring for their home or workplace will find exactly what they want in one of these ranges.
Below are the ranges available with a little description about each:
– Pergo Classic Plus …
If you’ve chosen to use concrete as your flooring material of choice in your home or office location, congratulations — you’re definitely in good company. However, no matter how much you like your concrete surfaces, there will come a time where you must decide between repairing them and adding new life to them, or destroying them completely and finding another building material. The reasons why people leave the world of concrete are varied, but the biggest reason that often pushes people to look elsewhere is that they feel like there just isn’t anything they can do with concrete to make it more visually appealing.
After all, while it’s nice to get a solid and durable surface like concrete on your side, it would also be nicer if the concrete could look nice while providing you with the reliability that you’ve grown to expect from this surface.
Thankfully, it is possible to get the beautiful concrete surfaces youve always wanted without …
In an age where laminate flooring is so popular in many houses across the UK, one of the biggest problems for builders, plumbers, decorators and delivery companies is how slippery this surface can become when wet.
Wet, slippery laminate flooring could potentially cause severe accidents. Recent statistics from the Health & Safety Executive for 2007/8 show that slipping and tripping account for 27% of accidents occurring in the Painting & Decorating industry.
Often businesses may consider covering the area with dust sheets but these are often cumbersome, sliding upon the polished surface or posing trip hazards.
With these problems in mind Manchester-based company, Ernest Griffith & Sons Ltd, has recently launched an innovative new anti-slip sheet designed to prevent accidents caused by slipping on highly polished floor surfaces, and protect laminate flooring, carpet, tiles and more with an innovative, reusable dust sheet.
This anti-slip dust sheet called Sliprotex, is a unique product is aimed at contractors carrying out any interior …
With all the excitement and joy that comes along with the holiday season, the last thing you want to do is be a holiday downer and feel grumpy about the potential damage your floor will endure from the increase of activity and people scampering across it. It’s true that the holiday season will bring more opportunities for your beautiful wood flooring to acquire scratches, scuff marks and other damages, but there are ways around this issue.
Take a look at the following tips on how to maintain and protect your real hardwood flooring from the dangers of the holiday season (nasty weather, multitudes of guests, foliage decorations, etc.), as well as keep it looking fantastic. This way you can spend your time and money gifts and festivities instead of getting in touch with your hardwood flooring contractor in order to repair or replace your wood flooring.
Under the Christmas Tree
A traditional, fresh-cut Christmas tree is a wonderful holiday addition …