Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Why You Need to Know the Colours of Wood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is one of the most sought for flooring available in the market. Although, this flooring is not new and has been used for hundreds of years for commercial as well as residential purposes, it doesn’t seem to get obsolete. Hardwood flooring gives richness to the interiors of the house. Not just that, it also lightens the house and makes it cozy-looking. Although the flooring needs to accolade the walls, furniture, architecture and colour scheme of the house, hardwood floors can usually compliment all sorts of furniture and colour. This flooring is costly but is equally durable and can last up to dozens of years. Also, it is environment friendly and minimizes the risk of allergies as it doesn’t attract dust.

Types of Hardwood Flooring:

Hardwood flooring comes in a lot of varieties. It can either be solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring. There are various things to be considered before deciding upon the best type of hardwood flooring. For instance, one must focus on the specie of flooring, its gloss, colour, grade, installation, humidity level and the maintenance required. The most important parameter to decide the suitable hardwood flooring is that it should go along with the interiors of the house. Also, it should complement the overall theme. Of all the features, choosing the right colour of hardwood flooring is very important.

Colour of Wood Flooring:

Each hardwood floor has its own uniqueness. Colour of the flooring is determined by the species and from which part of the tree is it cut. One of the easiest ways to choose the colour of hardwood flooring is to pick one of the large architectural features in the house like the stone on the fireplace or the colour of the kitchen cabinets and the colour that compliments the large element should be selected. Dark wood is more suitable for commercial purposes as it gives a very formal look whereas light wood is more suitable for residential purposes as it is softer and feels more casual. The colour of the wood also depends upon the finishing applied over the wood. For instance, oil based finish gives a wooden floor a different look than a water based finish would.

Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of species such as oak (red and white), maple, cherry, walnut and many more. These species differ in their graining, texture and prices. Also, each floor has separate features and durability. One interesting thing to learn about this flooring is that with more and more exposure to sunlight, this flooring changes its colour. It is extremely important to choose the perfect colour flooring so that matches the overall décor of the house and also looks trendy at the same time.

The perfect hardwood floor can be selected only after considering all the features and parameters. For residential purposes, its strength may not matter as much but the durability of flooring is extremely important. Also, the resale value of a house with hardwood flooring is comparatively higher. Thus, choosing the perfect coloured hardwood flooring is a win-win for everyone.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Best Exotic Hardwood Flooring

If you are constructing a new house or even renovating one, then you know how important it is to choose the right type of flooring. With so many options available in the market such as laminate, porcelain, carpet, hardwood and many more, it’s a difficult to make a choice. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Pros and Cons of Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum flooring is gaining a commendable response from home owners given the fact that it is an eco-friendly flooring option. The fact that it is environmentally friendly makes it an appealing option for customers. Marmoleum floors are an ideal option to other kinds of traditional flooring such as vinyl flooring. Most designers are choosing Marmoleum floors given its durability, pliability and the ease in installation.

Before you think of choosing Marmoleum as your flooring option there are some do’s and don’ts that one should follow. Given below are some maintenance tips that need to be taken care of.

  • The sub-floor should be smooth without any dust or dents or
  • It is best if it is installed by an experienced professional. 
  • The finishing should be done perfectly
  • Never use a steam cleaner to clean the floors
  • As it is easily scratched or dented, always place pads under the furniture while moving and never walk with high heels as it can cause damage to the floors.

Any flooring has its own set of pros and cons. Firstly one has to figure out if it is suitable for your family.

Advantages/benefits of Marmoleum floors:

  • Firstly it is made of natural materials and does not emit any toxic gases or have any chemical deposits.
  • Marmoleum floors are flexible and can be used to plan intricate designs on your floors.
  • The floors usually last up to 40-50 years
  • The floors are anti bacterial, which means germs don’t spread. These floors also reduce dust mites and can help in eliminating various allergies.
  • The floors are very comfortable to walk on and it won’t be a problem if one has to stand on them for long stretches of time.
  • Another important point is that these floors are anti-static; this means that it is not possible for dirt to get stuck on the floors. thus making it easy to clean
  • Marmoleum floors are resistant to heat
  • They are 100% recyclable and no Volatile Organic Compound will be present.

Disadvantages of Marmoleum floors:

  • These floors stain, dent and scratch easily.
  • Constant attention is necessary to maintain these floors. The finish of the floors can get damaged easily.
  • If you have pets, you have clean up any accidents immediately as it can cause permanent stains
  • It is an expensive flooring type.

Before choosing any particular floor, one should think about the pros and cons and see what best suits you. For instance, if you cook a lot, then Marmoleum floors may not be the right choice as it can stain easily and if you use chemicals it can damage the floors. If you are having pets, then Marmoleum floors may not be the right choice.

Each and every kind of flooring has its own set of problems and benefits. Marmoleum floors can work for some people and for others they might realise that they have made a grave mistake by choosing this kind of floors.

Whatever the choice maybe, it is best to go through the reviews and choose what suits best for your lifestyle.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

How To Install A Broken Tile Mosaic Floor

What can look better than tile flooring? Broken tile floors! Yes, they can look gorgeous.  The best part about it is that it can come with the bare minimum cost. They are ideal for porches and patios. You can also have them as borders to certain flooring or as the centre stage for a floor. They can be the most creative part of your house where your creativity can be put to use. 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

What Are the Different Types of Laminate Flooring?

Shopping for a new floor can be quite strenuous, as you have to think about the various points like the style, design and the most important is whether it is fitting your budget or not. A laminate floor is one such floor covering that suits best when it comes to durability, maintenance and the cost. It is a good option if you have kids, pets or if you have guests coming over often. Another advantage of laminate floors is that it can be used almost anywhere in a home that includes some areas where you cannot use hardwood flooring. They are long lasting floors that are resistant to high wear and tear; to dents, they do not fade or stain easily.
 Laminate floors are considered the best alternate to carpets and hardwood flooring.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Comparison of Vinyl Plank & Laminate Plank Flooring

Anybody who is looking for economical home installations and easily installable ones will finally come down to two choices- Vinyl plank flooring or laminate plank flooring.  To someone who doesn't know much, they might seem the same. But that’s far from true. Vinyl flooring and Laminate flooring differ on everything else apart from what has already been mentioned.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

How to Choose and Install Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is designed to be similar with the natural colour, feel and texture of a real hardwood. It is highly durable and is resistant to scratches, staining, and wear and tear. Laminate Installation enables homeowners to feel that they get wood floor for a less price. However, Laminate Floors are very easy to DIY and to maintain, but if you want to DIY, it is recommended to buy some basic tools and to follow the below instructions for easy installation.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

What Causes Carpet Rippling

If you have carpet floors, you may have noticed that your carpet may have some ripples in it. Ripples are basically wrinkles that rise up from the surface, if that area of the carpet is loose. This has many names and can be called as buckling, wrinkling or stretching. There are many reasons or causes for carpet floors to ripple.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

How to Install Outdoor Carpet

Laying carpet in the outdoor area provides a non skid surface and also provides a dust free area. It makes you feel safe and comfortable because of the carpet softness. Carpeting the unattractive concrete or any outside surface makes it look beautiful and is very easy to cover up the uneven areas. Outdoor carpets can hold up the sunlight and the water with a reasonable price. To install carpet it does not need any special skills. Installation of the outdoor carpet can be done in less than a day even for first time DIYers, depending on the size of the selected area. Below are the basic steps to install your carpet on the outdoor areas like staircases, garages, concrete areas and etc.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Consider While Choosing a Carpet for Hallways

To choose a floor can be a very tedious job and a very confusing one too. You have so many choices, in today’s market like carpet, hardwood, vinyl, laminate or even stone. Out of the above flooring types, carpet is by far the most comfortable under foot and the will keep you warm in cold climates.

If carpet is your choice, be assured that it will add beauty to your home. The carpet you choose brings out your unique character. With the wide variety of textures, colors and patterns you can get the perfect looking carpet to make your space look even more perfect. Carpet gives a very elegant look to your living room.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Brighten Up Your Living Space with Laminate Tile Flooring

Your home is something you have worked hard for. This is the place where you will relax, bring up your kids have friends come over, basically it is your life. To keep this space the way you want it to be, you must choose laminate floors as they can help brighten up and liven up the space. Laminate floors are available in various colors, designs and textures. Many advantages like the designs, durability and it is ease to care for, help us choose laminate floors more often.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Do's and Don'ts of Hardwood Floor Care

Wood floors are very easy to clean with today's advanced finish technologies. But you need to follow some specifications to clean the floors on a day to day basis, to maintain its beautiful look. However, it is advisable to know how to maintain the hardwood floor to maximize the life of its beauty and strength. The following are the do's and don’ts, which can help all the homeowners to keep their hardwood floor good over time.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

How to Refinish Old Wood Floors without Sanding

Do you have a wooden floor that looks very dull and drab? Then it is time to refinish your floors to give it a fresh and clean look. Must let you know that it is a very tiresome job to refinish wooden floors. Refinishing your floors through sanding is only for hardwood floors, but if you have engineered floors or laminated wood or plastic laminate such as Pergo, you can try this method of refinishing without sanding.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Choosing a Reclaimed Wood Floor

Reclaimed wood is nothing but processed wood that were previously used in ancient homes, buildings, docks barns, factories etc. Reclaimed wood is also known as antique wood and is used mainly for decorating homes, flooring and furniture. Reclaimed wood is revived and is recycled into something new and different. This wood is considered to be top notch and a material that is very durable and flexible.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Carpet Fitting –Most Popular Choice for Flooring

Demand for carpet flooring is increasing all over the world due to the comfort, warmth and absorption of sound it provides. Carpet is the most preferred if kids are around as it reduces the risk of injury during falls and slips and there is no possibility of skids. If there are people with foot injuries or joint problems, thick padding under the carpet can make it more comfortable, it is a good flooring type if there is lot of standing or walking done in that area.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Reasons to choose Cork Flooring for your Home

Have you ever considered cork flooring as an option in your home? If you're in the market for floors and want something a bit special or something different, than cork is the best option for the ideas you're looking for. Cork is extremely environmental friendly, renewable, sustainable material and can say “a multitude of green characteristics”. Regardless to its looks, cork is durable and has several unique positive advantages that make your home more comfortable and healthier and of course a great alternative to other popular options.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

How to Maintain Marble Floors?

Marble offers a lavish flooring option that boasts of classiness and beauty to your home. Installing marble is a wonderful addition to one’s home. Though marble has an alluring appearance, but also a delicate stone flooring and should require a great care on a regular basis to maintain your floor’s clean and shiny. To keep in looking its best for years, it requires proper care and protection to prevent stains, breaks and scuffs. It is also important to take care of spills as soon as they occur so that water or other liquids will not get stained on your marble floors.