Basements come with several challenges when it’s time to choose flooring. Since it usually sees a lot of dampness and humidity, choosing the wrong floor for a basement can lead to a lot of wasted money. Having the wrong floor may promote the growth of microbes, mold and mildew which all negatively affect your health. Therefore, for a basement, you need a durable floor that can withstand rough treatment and most importantly, moisture.
There are a lot of basement flooring options that fit several Read more [...]
In the previous post, we discussed what flooring underlayment is and its various types. In this post, we’ll concentrate on the important functions underlayment serves.
Using Underlayment for Sound Dampening
Flooring sound transmission is a problem most homeowners face, especially with hardwood or tile flooring. When hard objects like high heels, hard-soled shoes, furniture, pet claws, etc. meet the floor, a loud sound is emitted. Whenever a person walks upstairs, downstairs, in an adjacent room, Read more [...]
Suffering from seasonal allergies is no fun. While everyone is out enjoying the warm weather, you’re stuck attending to skin rashes, eye irritation, a stuffy nose or a bad cough.
A place that should be a refuge from allergies is your home. Air purifiers help to an extent, but if you have shaggy carpets it won’t amount to much. With their long fibers, carpets trap allergens. Thankfully, there is a flooring alternative. Hardwood flooring is an excellent option if you’d like an allergy-free home.
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Hardwood floors require maintenance and care. This task becomes difficult if you have pets at home. Pet urine stains and odours cause damage to the flooring and repeated soiling in the same spot turns the area black due to the heavy build-up of dried uric salt crystals.
To get rid of unpleasant odour and ugly stains, there are many chemical-based products available in the market. But, use of harsh cleaning materials can damage your hardwood’s finish.
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The main appeal of hardwood floors is the way they look once installed. They are gorgeous, but like things, they have their drawbacks. You might really want the traditional look a hardwood floor instils in a room, but before you make the purchase, consider carefully the pros and cons.
The warm colours and natural feel of the hardwood is soothing to a lot of people.
These floors are also a great long term investment. Their popularity amongst home owners means that having these installed Read more [...]