What are the most frequently asked flooring questions and why? – This, in itself is a great question. There are so many questions asked about flooring on a daily basis, and what better way to find out what’s asked, and to answer than in a blog.
Most asked flooring questions
As people, it is natural for us to ask questions. So when it comes to deciding on the flooring in our homes, it is only normal to have 100 questions running through our minds. (We would be worried if you didn’t)
Here are some of the TOP most asked flooring questions:
- What are the different types of wood that I should consider for my floor?
- What is vinyl flooring?
- How many types of carpet are there for floors?
- What is the best type of flooring should I get if I have pets?
- How to place down flooring for DIY projects?
- Why is flooring important?
Let’s have a look further into each one.
What are the different types of wood that I should consider for my floor?
With so many different varieties of wood flooring available to you, it’s no wonder this decision can seem overwhelming. Lucky for you, you find yourself on the website of the flooring gurus, we are here to help make this decision as stress-free as possible.
Different types of wood flooring:
The flooring you choose for your home all depends on many factors:
1) Where it is going in your home? – Is it durable enough?
2) What is the end result you are looking for? For example, will it go with your colour scheme and furniture?
3) Your budget.
Oak, Merbau, Walnut, Ash, Beech, Mahogany, and Maple; are regarded as hardwoods. However, can be expensive. These woods are the most popular choice, due to their durability. They are also available in many colours, making them a great fit with all decor/furniture.
On the contrary, you can get other types of wood such as Pine, Fir, Cedar, Redwood, Spruce, Cypress, and Cork and these are all considered softwood. In essence, these softwoods are very good but less durable, however, cheaper to buy. So depending on your budget; could be a fabulous choice.
Before you make your choice, please note softwoods tend to have a shorter life span than hardwood.
What is Vinyl flooring?
Vinyl flooring is synthetic flooring that is affordable, durable, and easy to install.
Vinyl comes in many forms, in particular; long sheets, tiles, planks, and interlocking strips.
How it performs depends on where you have vinyl. We would recommend placing it in kitchens and bathrooms, this is because vinyl is water-resistant and dries quickly. Vinyl will also not stain and can withhold humidity.
One thing to bear in mind when considering Vinyl. Vinyl does contain toxic chemicals and some may give off gas VOCs after it being installed.
How many types of carpet are there for floors?
There are many types of carpets; Berber, Cut and Loop, Loop, Saxony, Tufted, Twist, Woven and Velvet to name a few:
Berber – A carpet that is overall light in colour with flecks of darker colours. This type of carpet originates from North Africa and The Sahara and is traditionally hand-woven. You can get a range for this carpet in traditional or modern depending on your preference. You can tell if a carpet is Berber by seeing the distinguished and different knotting patterns.
Cut and Loop – Specifically made by combining looped fibres, cut in straight lines to give geometrical and abstract designs. This type of carpet was fashionable and popular back in the 70s and 80s as well as the 90s.
Loop carpets – Created by single fibre strands looped together. They’re extremely durable and hardwearing. And often gives a beautiful texture and appearance.
Saxony carpets – A carpet that is comprised of twisted carpet fibres that stand up straight, and designed of a cut loop pile and weaved densely and closely packed.
Tufted carpets – Created by the tufts of the carpet being inserted into the backing with needles.
Twist carpets – Found in most English homes, and are made of yarn and twisted together.
Woven carpets – Made with patterns and colours woven together.
Velvet carpets – Woven and Saxony combined. A traditional carpet making with a more modern edge.
What is the best type of flooring if I have pets?
What is the best type of flooring for our furry friends? – This is a great question for any pet owners out there.
As a pet owner, you will ideally want flooring that is easy to maintain, and durable. Check out what-carpet-is-best-for-dogs to find out exactly what flooring is best for your four-legged friend.
If you would still like more information on the best flooring type to suit your fur baby, please get in Contact.
Why is flooring important?
Flooring is important for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it keeps our feet warm from the coldness of the foundation of the house.
Secondly, it protects us from any germs or bacteria on the ground and that it provides a layer between the foundation and the rooms.
Thirdly, it makes our homes attractive; Sets a sense of style.
Finally, flooring is fundamentally important to our houses because it provides protection and helps control our heating in all weathers and seasons, for example, heavy rain that can produce floods, flooring helps protect the foundation of our houses from being destroyed and unstable.
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