Starting Your New Home Remodel With Vinyl Tile Flooring

Starting Your New Home Remodel With Vinyl Tile Flooring

 

Vinyl Tile Flooring

Vinyl Tile Flooring

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Everyone dreams of one day owning their own home. Most people will buy a used home with the intent of remodeling it. Starting with new vinyl tile flooring can be a great way to begin your remodeling project and set the mood for each room. This can inspire you to design the rest of your new starter home.

Buying the perfect new home is a great first step when you’re investing in your future. But unless the previous owner was your brother or best friend it is very likely that it will not be very ‘you.’ Even with your furniture, possessions and a quick paint job your new home can still feel like it belongs to someone else. While there are innumerable ways to go about customizing your home, your floors are in every room and set the tone from the bottom.

All too often older homes have flooring that is from a bygone era. A 1970’s style techni-color scheme may have been appealing back in the days of Andy Warhol, but nowadays it will not fit in at all with modern furniture or appliances. This clash can make your home look tacky and uninviting.

The great thing about laminate flooring isn’t how long it lasts or how easy it is to install or any of that boring stuff, it’s about how great it looks and how many options there are! You can get every type of stone look from regular tiles to randomly arranged cobble, to every type of hardwood grain from dark to light, even metallic and leather looks can be found. You get all of that with the benefit of it being easier to clean than the material it is imitating and a breeze to install.

Contact us at Michaels’ Flooring to get help picking out the perfect new flooring for your home renovation project.

 

Choosing the Best Laminate Flooring

Choosing the Best Laminate Flooring

 

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Choosing the best laminate flooring for your home can come down to looks alone for the uneducated buyer. Knowing what goes into truly quality laminate flooring can be what helps you choose a floor that lasts. The best can last nearly as long as stone or ceramic, but they will be at a fraction of the cost.

Looks do indeed matter. The best laminate flooring will have a high quality decorative layer that displays a realistic photographic image of the material being replicated. If you’re not satisfied with the look then this will obviously not be a good choice for you no matter how long it may last. You should look for how it simulates the grain, colour and texture of the material it is imitating. The best ones will be nearly identical to the real thing.

The board thickness is another determining factor. The thicker and denser it is, and the more closely it resembles its real life counterpart, the higher quality the laminate. For those who really pay attention you can even hear the difference between a high quality and a low quality laminate as the best will even sound more like the real thing. Look for a board thickness of 8 – 12mm.

A hybrid of materials underneath and on top of this photographic layer being fused together is what gives this material its longevity. Under the photograph you will find an inner core of an advanced resin that is stable and resistant to moisture. It can also offer sound absorption, making it ideal for a bedroom. The very bottom layer is the backing. It acts as a moisture barrier to prevent warping. Above the photograph there will be a protective layer that prevents stains, fading and wear of the image. Having all of these layers together makes the great laminate flooring for your home.

Contact us today to choose the laminate flooring that is right for you!