If you’re looking for an easy and cost-effective way of increasing the overall value and aesthetic appeal of your home, consider flooring renovations. Despite often being overlooked, flooring renovations can have an enormous impact on a home’s interior design. At PHD Renovation, we understand how important flooring can be in any home and can install any type of flooring including hardwood flooring like hardwood planks and engineered hardwoods.
If you’ve never had flooring installed by true professionals, you may be surprised at how fast the process really goes. While the total project time will vary depending on the square footage to be installed and the materials used, we have found that the average flooring renovation will take between two and seven days from start to finish.
At PHD Renovation, we understand that inconvenience must be kept to a minimum during any flooring renovation project. We work meticulously to expedite the process as much as possible and will always give you our schedule ahead of time so you can make the appropriate arrangements. While it may be a little annoying having certain rooms inaccessible during the renovation process, within a week you’ll have the benefit of a totally new and renovated floor.
We have found that different types of flooring work well in different rooms and for different situations, and our consulting services will provide you with free advice on the best types of flooring to suit your rooms in your circumstances.
1.Concrete and Ceramic Tiles
Concrete and ceramic tiles tend to be the most popular choice for kitchen renovations and can be a workable option in a basement depending on how the basement is intended to be used. If waterproofing is a concern, the best flooring option is typically sealed concrete – either with a sealer or epoxy paint – or a ceramic tile.
Hardwood floors are an excellent choice for living rooms and for children’s areas. With a natural warmth, beauty, and comfort, hardwood floors often include a top coating of polyurethane for added protection. Wood flooring includes any timber-manufactured product designed to be used as flooring, whether structural or simply aesthetic. Wood is a common flooring material choice and comes in a variety of styles, colours, cuts, and wood species to suit any room.
Laminate is a popular choice for living rooms and kitchens and can be an excellent alternative to hardwood flooring.Laminate flooring – commonly known as floating wood tile in the United States – is a multilayered synthetic flooring product fused together under a lamination process. As a result, laminate flooring closely resembles wood or stone by the application of a photographic layer under a top clear protective layer.
An excellent choice for living rooms, engineered wood is one step up from laminate.Engineered hardwood floors are usually constructed on the top layer of a real hardwood species and a core constructed of multiple plywood layers or high-density fiberboard, laminated together to form a durable plank. While engineered wood is typically more water-resistant than laminate, it is not suitable for areas where it may come into prolonged or sustained contact with water.
A popular choice for kitchens and basements, linoleum is an oil-based product that is effective at repelling water but needs to be maintained over time.Linoleum can be coated with an acrylic sealer to maintain its appearance and durability: a process which will need to be repeated every year.Linoleum is resistant to dents and cuts and will not become damaged once wet, making it a hardier choice than vinyl.For some people, linoleum is an unsuitable option because of an allergy to linseed oil, or a dislike of its scent.
Vinyl would have to be one of the most popular choices for basements and shares many similar properties with linoleum. Vinyl can come in sheets or tiles and is produced primarily from plastic, making it exceptionally water resistant. Unlike vinyl sheeting, vinyl tiles can become susceptible to water seepage because there is no adhesion in the seams. To get around this problem a floor adhesive can be used, however this will generally entail additional costs associated with labour and materials.An alternative is to use vinyl sheets, which have less seams due to their much larger size and correspondingly less chance of water penetration.
A popular choice for bedrooms, carpet can also be a sensible choice for basements depending on what the basement is to be used for. Unlike other types of flooring, carpet is relatively easy to lift up and air out in the event that it is used in a basement that has become flooded.Of course, if the flood was caused by a major backup of the sewerage system, the flooring will need to be completely replaced.