Flooring services in North Wales supply a variety of different floor coverings that create the natural look of wood or stone.
For many people, there is nothing like the look of natural hardwood. Solid wood floors are not the cheapest option, but they are a good investment as they last for decades. They add value to a home and make homes easier to sell.
If you can only afford to install hardwood in one room, the best place is the main living room. Sound bounces off the hardwood, but a rug or two will absorb noise.
Wood floors can be made from planks or blocks to create a parquet pattern look. There is a variety of woods available, including oak, ash, and beech.
If hardwood flooring becomes worn or scratched, it can be restored to like new condition with floor sanding.
An alternative to solid wood is engineered wood, which is a layered floor covering with a top layer of real wood. It provides the look of real wood at a less cost.
Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) can be bought in wood or stone patterns. Modern digital printing has created LVT that makes the floor look lifelike. High-quality LVT is guaranteed for many years and is suitable for high-footfall commercial and domestic rooms.
Laminate floor coverings look like real wood but are cheaper. They are easy to fit, making fitting charges reasonable.
Printing technology has developed to make the wood images on laminate look more realistic.
Cork is a warm and soft alternative to wood. Boasting good insulation properties and absorption of sound, it is resistant to mould and bacteria, so can be suitable for allergy sufferers. A good surface for bedrooms.
Many properties in North Wales, particularly those on the Dee coast, are at risk from floods. Most of these natural looking floor coverings are water resistant, but not waterproof, and cannot stand being underwater for long.
Everyday moisture bought from outside on shoes and clothes can easily be wiped up on hardwood floors without damaging the floor, but hardwood submerged in water will tend to warp.
Engineered wood is more water resistant than real wood. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring is very water resistant and suitable for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms and washrooms. Laminates are water resistant, and high water resistant grades are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.
Talk to flooring services in North Wales about all you options for a natural-looking floor that is hardwearing and easy to maintain.