Connollys Timber & Flooring offer tips for choosing the right floor
Connollys Timber & Flooring have been helping customers to find the right solution to their flooring needs for over 20 years.
Connollys Timber & Flooring provide some key points for finding the right floor.
Floors must be fit for purpose which means that it would not be appropriate to put carpet or timber into a bathroom as the moisture will probably affect both in a negative way, however decorative concrete or tiles will perform well. They are both resistant to moisture but the floor should have an anti slip surface.
It happens quite often that customers are willing to substitute the quality of the flooring to save money initially, but this is often a false economy as they end up having to replace it far sooner than they anticipate costing them a lot more than if they have gone with the correct floor in the beginning. Also the right floor will add considerable equity to the property while the wrong floor can take an individual away from equity.
A solid timber floor with the correct timber that has been correctly installed and polished will last longer so there is no need to ever replace it, the most it will need is a recoat after a long period of wear which is reasonably inexpensive. This type of floor will be warm under foot, ascetically pleasing to almost everyone and will not require much maintenance.
This floor is also suitable for people with allergies and will also add considerable value to the home and would be a good choice for all living areas as well as bedrooms and hallways.
The location also plays an important role. A floor located on the 15th floor of an apartment building may require a different type of floor such as an engineered floor. The engineered floor has similar properties to the solid timber floor but comes in set lengths so there is no need to drill into the concrete and the major benefit is that the floor is prefinished and does not need to be sanded and polished thereby can avoid noise or strong fumes.