By . Flooring. At Saturday, September 08th 2018, 15:57:00 PM.
Let us start with laminate flooring. There are many different types and most have a wood effect finish but there are ones that mimic ceramic, slate or terracotta and even metals such as copper and brushed aluminium. This is usually installed on a thin piece of foam without nails or glue, which makes installation fairly easy but can create a noisy floor. Laminate floor coverings basically have the following layers:core, laminate and protective foil. The flooring is made from lengths of high density fibreboard (HDF) and they tend to be a locking or tongue and groove versions.
Twenty years ago, the main choices for flooring were very limited and not all that attractive. Times have changed greatly and now with those changes comes a wide variety of beautiful choices. No longer are homeowners limited to a small scope of cheap laminate flooring choices or vinyl flooring. Go to any specialty home improvement store and you will see endless flooring ideas that you can incorporate into your own home. Redoing your floors can instantly give your home a whole new feel and freshen it up with out a huge financial investment. Now is the time to look into your options.
Wood and vinyl floor coverings are popular in the office environment. Wood is also widely used for some types of industrial floors, particularly in places like foundries where certain resilience is required. Because of its resilience wood still has no rivals where dance floors and Gymnasia are concerned. Sheet Vinyl floors are very economic alternative to wooden or tile floors. Smooth vinyl is the cheapest option while cushioned vinyl is more comfortable for walking on. Linoleum is a floor covering that is definitely regaining its popularity and as an alternative there are vinyl tiles which have a huge range of colours, pattern and price.