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The flooring you choose is essential. Not only does it affect the look of your home, but it also affects the comfort. Flooring that’s too hard can be uncomfortable when walking around on bare feet. On top of that, you’ll want to make sure that your flooring can withstand wear and tear as well as damage caused by water or other types of spills. The following are some of the most popular flooring products that you may want to consider:
Hardwood is a classic flooring choice that introduces a natural beauty to the home. Many people choose this option for its visual appeal and unique selection of colours and finishes. It’s very durable and easy to clean but may develop scrapes, scratches, scuffs, or dents over time. Furniture such as beds or couches may also damage hardwood if precautions aren’t taken. When this happens, you’ll have to have the flooring refinished to restore its appearance.
Laminate flooring is available in beautiful and unique colours and patterns, including those that look like natural wood. It is an affordable option, can be installed over nearly any surface, and is light and tough. Unlike wood, laminate cannot be refinished if it’s damaged. This makes it much harder to repair any damage, meaning the flooring will need to be replaced. It is also more susceptible to water damage due to being made from high-density fiberboard.
Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are made from clay, but porcelain is considered a specialized type of ceramic. Porcelain tiles are low maintenance, offer improved water resistance, and are highly resistant to stains. However, they are often more expensive than a ceramic option. Ceramic tiles can be created with a textured surface, providing visual depth and improving traction. This is helpful in areas that may be slippery, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Ceramic has a softer surface but is not as durable as porcelain, so it is best to avoid placing it in high-traffic areas.
Like hardwood, stone provides a natural look to the home that appeals to many people. Stone tiles are very durable, and the texture of natural stone reduces slipping. They’re also more eco-friendly than a lot of other options. Though tough, stone can be scratched or chipped. It will also need to be sealed to prevent staining and water damage. If choosing a polished stone, be aware that it may be slippery, so avoid areas that may get wet such as bathrooms or entryways. It will also show damages more easily. Finally, due to their weight and beauty, all stone tiles tend to be expensive, especially when it comes to higher-end options such as marble and granite.
Both options are resilient, durable, and easy to maintain, making them perfect for high-traffic areas. Vinyl offers a variety of looks, including those that resemble wood and stone. This allows you to achieve a high-end look at a lower price point. However, the print on the vinyl is often only on the top layer, meaning the colour and design can fade as the layers wear down. Linoleum has some flexibility and softness, allowing it to be placed in areas where harder flooring options do not work. This also makes more comfortable underfoot. It is made from natural materials, which means it needs to be sealed periodically and is easily scratched or damaged by moisture.
At Simple Solutions, our highly experienced team will ensure that your flooring is installed correctly and will last as long as possible. We can also remove your existing flooring as well as prepare and install subflooring.
Be sure to call us at 416-271-3503 for more information about our flooring installation services or to discuss your ideas for your home. We will be happy to schedule a visit to your property to provide a project estimate.
When looking for the best flooring option for your pets, you want an option that is both durable and comfortable. It needs to be able to stand up to any shedding or messes your pet may make while not being too hard or too slippery for them to walk on. We can help you choose a comfortable flooring option that will withstand any potential damage.
Hardwood flooring is popular due to its natural beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone’s lifestyle is suited for hardwood flooring. If this is the case, don’t worry. There are flooring options that can be manufactured to look like wood, such as ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, and laminate flooring.
You may have seen both terms used for various flooring products. However, it’s important to note that they are not interchangeable. Floors that are waterproof can withstand both large spills and bigger incidents such as flooding. Water-resistant floors will hold up against smaller spills as long as they are cleaned up quickly, but they are more likely to experience damage if exposed to moisture for an extended period.