Are you considering replacing the flooring in your home or business? Perhaps you are not sure how to do this? Or maybe you need a quick refresher? Either way, you should continue reading for some valuable tips to make this project easier.
It is beneficial to set a budget from the beginning of your project and to ensure it is constantly maintained. Failure to do so could result in the project getting out of control. When you are aware of the amount of money you have allocated to certain aspects of the project you can mould the rest of your plan around the choices which best fit your budget.
Make sure your floor is level and there are no bumps or holes. The last thing a homeowner or business owner wants is a floor which squeaks. If you are not sure how to make your floor a flat surface you can ask for professional help.
There are several questions you need to ask yourself before beginning the project. What type of people will be using the area and what will the area be used for? If you can consider the purpose you are highly likely to narrow your choices based on the answer to these questions. For example, the location the floor will be used in is important as your choices will change if the flooring is in a kitchen or living room. The foot traffic of the flooring is equally as important. If you are concerned with your flooring getting dirty quickly, you may want to opt out of a carpet., For a business which has customers accompanied by children or the elderly, you may want to choose an anti-slip material to avoid accidents.
For wooden flooring, it is important to apply additional protective coating must be added to increase the life of your floor. I would recommend homeowners and business owners to refrain from using a stain on their laminate flooring as this simply adds colour to the wood, it does not actually protect it.
ProSolve™ Hard Surface Protector is a self-adhesive film designed as a simple and effective way to protect hard surfaces such as wood, laminates, tiles etc. from soiling from foot traffic, debris, spills and dust. This product would be perfect to use as a temporary layer of protection while you complete other projects.
There is a wide variety of flooring to choose from and it can get confusing to choose between such a range. I recommend considering your personal style or the personality of your business and finding a flooring which reflects this. For example, previously concrete was only used for basements and bathrooms. More recently, people have been using concrete grinding and steel fabrics to achieve an industrial look. For a more modern appearance, it may be beneficial for a business to use these materials as they are cheaper than other flooring materials and the maintenance is minimal. This gives business owners and homeowners time to focus on other things.