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Balancing Durability and Affordability Underfoot: A Flooring Blog

Flooring is one of the most important elements of a house. It can create a cozy and inviting feeling, a sense of sophistication, or a funky, industrial vibe. Quality flooring can add to the value of a home, while inexpensive, damaged and outdated flooring can hurt a home's value. If you feel as passionate about flooring as I do, I hope that you take some time to explore my blog. My name is Henry, and as a lover of all things DIY, I have put in a lot of flooring. From carpet, to vinyl, to hardwood, I have played with almost all of them, and I am here to explain the merits of different types of flooring, while also providing installation tips and more. Enjoy reading!


When Choosing New Carpeting, Don’t Make Your Decision Based on Price Alone!

26 April 2017
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New carpeting for a home can be very expensive, but you don't want to make your decision about the carpeting you choose based on installation price alone. Cheap carpeting may actually cost you more in the long run, if you consider the cost of constant cleaning and then eventual replacement for low quality carpeting versus a higher-quality option. Note a few tips for choosing the best carpeting for your home, beyond the price tag. Read More …

The Pros and Cons of Various Flooring Tile Options

26 September 2016
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Choosing the right flooring tile is very important when you're renovating or redecorating your home as you need a tile that looks great but which will also stand up to foot traffic, cleaning solutions, spilled food and general wear and tear. Since flooring tile is a big investment financially, as well as in the time it takes to install it, you need to carefully compare all your options. Note a few pros and cons of various flooring tile materials so you can better determine the right type for your space. Read More …

Types of Hardwoods You Can Consider For Your Deck

14 September 2016
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When selecting timber for your decking, it is not simply about opting for the cheapest option species that you come across. Every single type of timber has its own innate characteristics. These characteristics are what will dictate how functional it will be for the various applications that the wood will be used for. As such, it would be prudent to familiarise yourself with the different types of timber decking, while still considering their price, to establish if they would be the right choice for your decking. Read More …

Differentiating the Various Types of Stone Tiles

26 August 2016
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If you are looking to add some functional elegance to your home's flooring, then you should consider natural stone tiles. The earthy tones of these tiles are popular due to their ability to complement any type of space, whether modern or rustic. In addition to this, stone tiles are one of the most durable options that you can consider. This makes them a perfect fit for areas that are prone to heavy foot traffic as well as areas exposed to the elements. Read More …

What to Look For When Shopping for Hardwood Flooring

26 August 2016
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Hardwood flooring can make any home look its best; wood floors go with virtually any d├ęcor and they can be cooler in summertime as well as more hygienic than carpeting, which holds quite a bit of dust and dirt. When shopping for hardwood floors, you might get a bit overwhelmed; knowing a few terms you'll see and choices you'll find can help you to select the best option.  Floating floors versus structural timber Read More …