Are you finishing your basement and trying to decide on the finer details, like what to put on the flooring for the basement? Nowadays, more and more people are turning their drab and boring basements into slick home entertainment centers, man-caves, home libraries and fitness centers. It’s a great way to turn extra space into something useful, as well as increase the value of your home.
If you live in a cold climate, then this is obviously the choice for you. It will keep the entire space warmer by retaining heat. What kind of carpet you choose to use will depend on what purpose you want the room to serve. For example, if you want a nice, luxurious home entertainment center, carrying a significant investment in equipment and furniture, it may make sense to go all the way and invest in fluffy, fancy carpeting that will make your bare feet happy when you relax and unwind after a long day.
However, remember that basements tend to have issues like water damage, mold, and other household problems. Therefore, you may want to consider a carpet that’s a bit more durable, especially if the basement is going to have a more functional purpose, such as a home gym or office. A carpet type that’s perfect for this is the short-napped variety.
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Very popular among home owners when choosing your flooring, one of the least forms of flooring is vinyl flooring, which comes in either tile or sheet form and offers a great value. Available in a wide range of colours, styles and designs, vinyl tiles are easy to cut and install by the average do-it-yourself but sheet vinyl can be very hard to install. Hence it should be installed by a professional. Before choosing vinyl for your floor’s surface, you should carefully weigh its pros and cons.
Benefits of Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl floor panels are very resistant to water and dirt, and it is one of the few flooring types that can be installed directly over a subfloor or a previous vinyl or linoleum installation without requiring demolition first. It is also one of the best choices for installing on a floor with many cracks. Some of the other benefits include;
Well, well, well! Here we are again talking about more interior design. However, this time, I will let you in on the secrets of choosing the perfect floor for you. If you are thinking “how would she know?” Well I can tell you, every woman who is looking to refurbish or move into a new house knows! It is almost part of our DNA; we just know which floor we want.
I did get a little overwhelmed and almost confused as to what the difference is in some of them. So here a little guide to flooring.
Wooden flooring– Oh, good – old wooden flooring. You can’t really go wrong with wood, can you? Ha! I am sorry to tell you that you can. Choosing the right wooden flooring is not as easy as it initially looks. There is a wide range of different flooring (types within types within types) – so your decision really has to come down to color, functionality and in most cases budget!
Laminate flooring– laminate flooring is a really good alternative if your budget is a little more modest, but you’d still like to have that wooden feel. With some types, you can’t really tell that it’s not the real deal. However, be careful where you want to place your laminate. If you are thinking the kitchen (or bathroom) would look lovely with new laminate flooring, then make sure you get the one … [Read the rest]
There are several different ways to go about updating the interior design of your home, but investing in new flooring is one of the best options.
New flooring can bolster the appearance and atmosphere of any room in the home. If pricing considerations are holding you back, you probably haven’t looked into flooring wholesale. By purchasing flooring on a wholesale basis, you can shave some money off of your total bill – learn more below.
Flooring wholesale companies make their bread and butter by selling large quantities of carpeting, wood flooring and tile flooring to contractors and other professionals. Many times, though, such companies are more than willing to sell to the general public.
By tracking down a wholesale flooring company, you can gain access to a large array of inexpensively priced flooring. Many times, you can find considerable savings on the same exact flooring that you’d find at any popular home improvement store. Shop a selection of wholesale flooring to open up a whole new world of great interior design opportunities.
Who can resist the warm, comfortable allure of luxurious carpeting? It’s no surprise that carpeting is such a popular choice for living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and many other parts of the home. You can buy many popular brands and style of carpeting from a flooring wholesale company for a fraction of what you’d spend elsewhere. For that reason, it … [Read the rest]
A mistake that is commonly made is to believe that by covering your wooden floor with a good quality laminate or carpet will simply do the trick and save you money. Many have found this not to be the case and come up against certain issues that in the long run have proved to be rather costly to correct and time consuming. Here are the 6 advantages to restoring your worn floor with a professional floor sander used by a specialist in the industry.
Advantage one is that solid wood floors are incredibly durable. Installing laminate flooring can decrease the value of your home drastically and can often be just as expensive as or more costly than using a sander. Laminate flooring is less durable than solid wood floors; therefore, is easily disfigured by moisture damage, scratches are much harder to remove and refinishing often does not improve or restore the laminate.
To lay Laminate floors over the top of hardwood floors will raise the height of the floor itself, so bear this in mind regarding door fixtures and fittings. It may end up that doors need to be removed, trimmed and or repositioned. You may be giving yourself more work to do and that comes at a cost. Opting to restore your wooden floor by using a professional floor sander can avoid creating extra work.
Advantage two is the consideration of allergy reduction. With more and more of us … [Read the rest]
Your hardwood floor represents a significant value to your home. If you bought your home with those floors in place, they added so much class and atmosphere that those floors may have been one of the things that helped you want to buy the house.Read her latest blog posted at http://buildsaskgreen.ca/solid-wood-flooring-6-advantages-using-professional-floor-sander/
If you installed hardwood floors, you know the investment you made. You also know how much your quality of life has been enhanced by those beautiful floors. So, as much as they enhance your life, it makes sense you want to take care of them buy learning to clean, maintain and from time to time to refinish your hardwood floors.
Floors, even beautiful ones, sustain damage sometimes. When your hardwood floor is damaged, you have a choice between (a) just leave it that way (b) fix it or (c) pull it out and put in a new floor.
Obviously, option (b) is preferable. It isn’t acceptable to just let the damaged part of the floor stay that way. Not only is that unsightly, it isn’t good for the floor. And, it is too costly to replace the flooring every time there is an accident or something causes part of the flooring to need work.
So it pays to have some knowledge and resources ready to go when you do need to take action to get that beautiful hardwood flooring back into perfect conduction.
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