Our Guide to Flooring

shutterstock_110825747You have to admit, flooring doesn’t usually get the respect that it deserves – it’s always being stepped on! Appreciate the support your flooring has provided you with over the years and choose a material that you can really stand behind (and on!) in your next home renovation project. Although there is a wide range of styles to choose from, you will definitely be able to find one that fits your lifestyle. Take a look at our handy guide and transform your space with a floor that will really ‘floor’ your friends and family.

Hardwood

Easily create an inviting atmosphere with hardwood flooring. This classic look is very comfortable and can be durable if properly maintained. Hardwood floors must be resealed every few years to preserve their luster.

Engineered Wood

This versatile material is resistant to temperature changes and acts as a viable alternative to hardwood, despite being less durable.

Bamboo

Ideal for creating a modern look, bamboo is an eco-friendly material with a high resistance to dampness. Although there is only a limited variety of shades available, the carbonization process can alter the colour of the wood which can create deep and rich tones.

Cork

Create a unique floor design by combining the many different styles of cork tiles and interlocking planks available. Although durable and hypoallergenic, its aesthetic is sometimes difficult to fit into a room.

Natural Stone

Although visually appealing, the hardness of natural stone can make it difficult to stand on for prolonged periods. The natural look also means the potential for imperfections which do not fit with all decors.

Concrete

Concrete can provide a beautiful, industrial look for any room with a solid selection of different styles. Similarly to stone, concrete is not ergonomic due to its hardness. It also requires regular maintenance as it must be resealed yearly.

Vinyl

Vinyl is affordable, low maintenance, and comes in a large range of styles and colours. However, it is not very durable and can be easily damaged.

Linoleum

This natural tile made of flax and resin is available in a wide variety of styles. It is durable and requires little maintenance.

Ceramic Tiles

The many varieties of tile available make it easy to incorporate into your home. Some tiles are less durable than others and can eventually be worn down.

Porcelain

An affordable way to emulate the look of stone. Very durable and low maintenance, but can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods.

Laminate

It is possible to recreate the look of wood, stone, or ceramic with laminate tiling. This long-lasting choice has high durability with great resistance to stains and scratches.

Still wondering which material is ideal for your floor? Let us know and we will help you decide!