Nov 26, 2016

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Flooring Choices For Your New Property

images-12There are many important decisions you need to make about theĀ  house/property building process, but the matter of flooring is especially important. Picking the best ground surface for your venture might be more troublesome than you initially suspected. There are a wide range of choices.

Currently, one of the most popular options for a ground floor extension or renovation is “Beam & Block”. This particular option is ideal for uneven and sloping ground. Whilst the cost of the raw materials can be quite high, this is offset by the savings that can be made on the actual installation.

For the upper floors in your property you can consider traditional wooden joists, wooden I-joists and metal web joists. Using metal joists will tend to be more expensive but do have the advantage of not warping as they age. This in turn leads to long term stability and can help avoid the dreaded squeeky floorboards in the long term.

Choosing A Suitable Finish

The flooring surface you choose can have a big impact on the look and feel of your finished property. As with all things there are a whole host of choices for you to pick from including wood, laminate, vinyl, tile, concrete and many more.

You should consider the function of the room where the particular type of flooring is to be laid. There are a few brands of wood floor that are not worth the cash and they crumble and wear out rapidly. You need to stay away from these sorts as they will just make your home look to be of low quality. It’s worthwhile checking that your chosen flooring alternative does not contain any harmful or destructive chemicals. Occasionally floor cover, underlay, and even wood may contain chemicals that you would not want to expose your family to. Ensure that you check the item for any notice signs.

imagesYour flooring should have the capacity to withstanding the enivironment and function of the room in your home. A floor that begins to peel or twist rapidly is not the one you need in your home. Your primary concern should be to ensure it is made to withstand the the weight which you will be putting on it.

With the correct base installation in place you can then research your additional requirements and make your decision accordingly. The good news is that with so many flooring maufacturers available you should be able to find the perfect finish to suit your home quite easily.