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WHAT FLOOR WORKS BEST
FOR MY RENOVATIONS?

When considering your home renovation, a commonly neglected element, which can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your home, is your floors. With a plethora of options to choose from, we at D-CON have outlined the major benefits and drawbacks of six popular flooring options, providing you with all the information you need before making a choice.

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1# HARDWOOD

If you have some money to spend, then D-CON recommends Hardwood floors as a great option to consider. Hardwood floors not only create an aura of elegance and refinement, but also add wonderful warmth and cosiness to any home. Despite the initial cost which hardwood floors carry, they are low maintenance and can easily be revived with a little sanding and sealant once they begin to show signs of wear.

2# LAMINATE FLOORING

Laminate flooring consists of a layer of fibreboard, typically with a picture of wood or stone pasted on top and covered with a protective plastic coat. Unlike hardwood floors, Laminate flooring is quite inexpensive. Although Laminate flooring attempts to mimic real wood, it’s not one of the best imitations, and most people can, unfortunately, tell the difference.

3# VINYL

Vinyl flooring is available in higher and lower quality varieties, depending on your price range. Vinyl is a better imitation of real wood than Laminate flooring and, as with Laminate flooring, has the benefit of being resistant to dents and scratches. A great feature of Vinyl is its water-resistant nature, making it a great flooring solution for wetter areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.

4# CARPET

On the aesthetic front, carpets are a great choice: they come in a variety of options, they add warmth and cosiness, and, to top it off, they can be quite inexpensive. But from a practical point of view, they leave a lot to be desired. Carpets require a lot of maintenance, such as yearly deep steam cleaning and weekly vacuuming, quickly show wear and tear, especially in high-traffic spaces and are difficult to clean in cases of spills, which can become quite a hassle when you have small children or pets or as is often the case – both.

5# TILES

Durable, long-lasting and available in a variety of sizes and materials, Tiles have a lot going for them. Their waterproof and stain-resistant nature also count as big pros in our book, requiring little more than a sweep and mop to make them look good as new. Unfortunately, all these benefits come at a price, and tiles are one of the more expensive flooring options. However, depending on the type of tile and area to tile, can also be a cost-effective option.

6# CONCRETE

Low maintenance and durable – concrete offers an easy way to add a more modern feel to your home. Although some might be put off by its more industrial feel, this can easily be offset using loose carpets and warmer furniture options. Although a complete floor renovation is sometimes the only fix, one can often get away with just a little maintenance, such as sanding in the case of wood. This can be a great way to get the results you’re after without completely breaking the bank. So, whether you are in the market for a complete floor renovation or just require some floor maintenance, call D-CON for a quote today.

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