Published by Hannah King
Posted on 26 March 2020
At Kluk Construction, our speciality is refurbishments South-West London. Whether that’s a new kitchen extension or loft conversion, we’re also here to help you address the floors. Getting it right is very much key to a rooms overall appearance. From the different types to their use, read on this week for our guide to choosing new flooring.
Ceramic or porcelain tiles are a popular choice for bathroom and kitchen flooring. This is because they’re non-porous and easy to clean as well as being suitable for underfloor heating. Man-made ceramics are also easier to lay due to their uniform shape. Choose a combination of gloss and matt tiles to brighten a space and provide interest that will not date.
Although best avoided in a kitchen or bathroom, carpet comes in a budget to suit every room. Available in either synthetic fibres, pure wool or a mix, carpet also provides a great level of thermal insulation and comfort. We’d recommend 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent synthetic for the best combination of wear. Also bear in mind that a new underlay can prolong the life of a carpet by up to 40 per cent.
Featuring benefits such as ease of installation, anti-scratch properties and a great price, laminate flooring is great for busy households with it’s tough, wear-resistant coating. Made from layers of high-density fibreboard with a photographic image of timber or tiles, laminate flooring is also easy to clean although at times it can feel cold.
More popular than ever, wood flooring is high on the wish-list of many homebuyers. Available in varying grains, tones and finishes, timber is also suitable for most rooms. Engineered wood floors feature a real wood veneer over a middle core of heat-formed wood. It’s stability also makes it great for underfloor heating as long as the guidelines are thoroughly followed. Solid wood flooring, on the other hand, is durable enough to last a lifetime. It also attracts less dust than other materials improving the indoor air quality of your home. Parquet flooring also looks great and can be made from both solid and engineered wood. This type of flooring can also be laid in many different patterns from herringbone to basketweave and zigzags.
In terms of real stone flooring, the options include slate, marble, limestone and terracotta. Each is equally elegant in its own right and will no doubt bring charm to the home. As long as stone flooring is laid properly it should last forever and can even add value. As natural stone is also a porous material it should be sealed and re-sealed every six months.
Alternatively, a design-led solution is contemporary looking poured resin flooring. This option offers a seamless finish and like solid wood, is also hypoallergenic. Available in any RAL colour and with some designs also incorporating stone or glitter, poured resin flooring will look great in most rooms – perfect for a busy household.
Thank you for reading this week’s post; a handy guide to choosing new flooring. Whether you’re looking at a full overhaul or updating one room, hopefully, this article has been a great help. Remember, insulated floors are also more pleasant, especially for mans best friend. For more information on great flooring ideas please get in touch with our team. Thanks again.