The characteristic of wood sets it apart from other flooring options such as tile, carpet as it has a natural charm that gives each installation a unique personality and beauty.
Laminate is a manufactured product that is made from numerous layers pressed together. Able to reproduce the look of wood, stone and other natural materials at an affordable price.
Laminate flooring is easy to clean with a vacuum or broom but do avoid excessive water when mopping and excess water might seep into the seams between the boards and cause it to swell.
Laminate flooring comes with a wear layer that makes it somewhat resistant to scratches and dents, and also make stains easy to clean off.
Vinyl flooring is available in either sheet or tiles form. It’s a manufactured product that can mimic a vast number of different materials such as wood, natural stone and tiles. Vinyl flooring can provide a softer surface on other typical flooring options.
As a resilient material, vinyl flooring is softer than other flooring materials and is more susceptible to gouging and dents. Vinyl flooring is very water and dirt resistant, all you have to do is to sweep and mop occasionally.
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Parquet flooring is small pieces of hardwood arranged in symmetrical patterns. Caring and maintenance for parquet flooring are similar to any hardwood flooring. Spills and stains should be sopped up with paper towels followed by wiping with a damp cloth.
Parquet can be sanded and refinished, the number of time you can refinish depends on the thickness of the top layer hardwood. Avoid small and sharp object hitting the parquet floor as it can be a challenge to restore to the original look.
Solid wood flooring is long planks of natural wood such as oaks, maple or walnut. Solid wood can be sanded down and refinished several times over its lifespan. Simple sweeping and vacuuming is sufficed with occasional damp-mopping and approved mop cleaner.
Initial investment on solid hardwood might be on the higher side but with proper care and maintenance, homes with wooden floors are rated higher in value.
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Engineered hardwood is made from a thin layer of hardwood that is bonded onto plywood. Therefore engineered hardwood can be refinished at most twice before the thin surface layer of hardwood is exhaust.
This result in engineered hardwood being slightly cheaper and less durable than solid hardwood. Maintenance for engineered hardwood is similar to solid hardwood with sweeping and vacuuming and occasional damp-mopping.
Bamboo flooring is manufactured from bamboo plant is known for its extreme resistant to denting, wear and stain. Similar to other hardwood floorings, maintenance is very easy with sweeping and lightly dampened mop.
Bamboo flooring has natural designs and patterns and are also available in many colours ranging from light to dark shades. Bamboo flooring comes with 3 main choices that might affect the looks of your house.