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FLOORING TO CONSIDER WHEN RENOVATING YOUR HOUSE

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FLOORING TO CONSIDER WHEN RENOVATING YOUR HOUSE

Have you just bought a house for sale in Lekki or developing your property and are thinking of redoing your floor or thinking of the best flooring option you can go for. Well, there are a wide option of flooring that you can go for depending on your taste, budget and of course your environment. Certain kinds of flooring are better suited to certain climates, for instance wooden floors are not exactly conducive for wet and humid climates or weather.

These are certain types of flooring that you would encounter in your quest to select the best flooring for you

Timber

Timber offers a unique beauty which is one of its main appeals for its use as flooring. It can also be very durable and certain wood types can last as long as a century, although it may scratch and is prone to movement. As wood is hygroscopic sponge-like, it can rather be incompatible for use in rooms that may be exposed to moisture, although treatment of the timber can make it resistant to moisture.

Laminate

Laminate type of flooring is a compressed fibreboard plank covered with an image of a material such as timber, stone, tiles and so on that is then given a protective coating. Laminates can be suitable for rooms that wish to benefit from the beauty of a ‘natural’ floor but at a lower cost, with easier installation, and without the risk of being damaged by scratching. Good quality laminates are durable and may have a 20-year warranty They require minimal maintenance and may be installed with under-floor heating

Vinyl

Vinyl flooring can be supplied in rolls or tiles and is generally fixed by gluing. It can be manufactured in a very wide range of colors and profiles (for example studded) and as with laminate flooring can simulate the appearance of other materials.

Bamboo

Rather than being wood, this is grass that has been compressed into a floor material, and is nailed down or glued together. It has the advantage of being a renewable resource and water-resistant. Due to its insufficient hardness compared with wood, it is more prone to being dented and scratched.

Cork

Cork is a water-resistant, renewable material that is suitable for a range of spaces, including basement and bathroom installations. Cork can be clicked together in the same way as laminates or can be glued. Cork floors are warm and flexible although they can be damaged easily by sharp objects.

Tile (porcelain or ceramic)

There are many options in terms of color, texture, shape and finishes of tiles. Because of their hardness they are difficult to scratch or dent, and are also suited to wet environments. However, they are difficult to install and can break if there is a lack of support beneath the tiles.

Tile (natural stone)

These are generally more expensive than porcelain or ceramic options, but can be more aesthetically pleasing. They need to be properly sealed when installed, a process that will need repeating occasionally to keep the tiles protected.

Carpet

Carpet is made of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile is usually wool or fibers such as nylon or polyester that are heat -treated after having been twisted together into tufts or woven. There are many varieties of texture, style and color available and generally carpet is both durable and easy to maintain. Carpet also has insulating properties in terms of both heat and sounds. However, carpets can stain quite easily and can be damaged by water and damp.

Nedcomoaks is a real-estate company that offers real-estate consultancy for its clients and also offers houses for sale in Lekki, Ologolo and Ikoyi.

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