Flooring Installation Coquitlam
There are many types of flooring materials available to choose from and we've listed some of the pros and cons of each option.
Tiles are a great flooring choice for any room in your home. It is a durable material that gives a very clean, sleek, and elegant look. It is also relatively easy to maintain compared to other flooring materials. It can be installed in high foot traffic areas, it can withstand extreme temperatures, and doesn't rot or corrode when exposed to chemicals. Tiles can be ceramic, porcelain, and mosaic to name a few. Pros: It is an easy to maintain material that easy to clean. As there are no chemically active properties present, it inhibits bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses from developing. It also comes in a wide range of styles, colours, textures, and sizes. Cons: While it is a durable surface, it is very hard and will often cause mutual destruction if any object is dropped on it. If a sealer is not used after installing the tiles, the grout lines can require maintenance work. The cost is relatively more expensive compared to other flooring options.
This is a classic material and has been a popular flooring options for years. While a hardwood floor is definitely stunning it can be rather expensive to install. If you don't have the budget for hardwood floors but love the look, you can opt for other options such as laminate or vinyl. Pros: Hardwood is aesthetically beautiful and can increase your property value. Cons: It can be an expensive material while also not being most durable. Hardwood can be prone to dents, water damage, and surface scratches.
Laminate flooring has become a popular choice in recent times as an alternative to hardwood since it can mimic the look very closely at a cheaper price point with added durability. Laminate can also emulate other types of materials including tile and stone.
Pros: It is a relatively inexpensive material to purchase and have installed professionally. It is durable and has versatility as it can emulate many different types of materials. Cons: The plywood board that is used to make the laminate flooring can be very prone to water damage. It can be quite hard to repair and may require a complete replacement if there is any sort of standing water in an area.
Another hardwood alternative that offers more durability at a lower price point is engineered wood. This flooring material is created by a thick base layer of plywood with a thin veneer of real wood on top. It is less susceptible to damage as hardwood is and the engineered wood is not hardwood all the way through. Pros: Compared to hardwood, engineered wood is more stable while offering a very similar look. It is also relatively cheaper than hardwood. Cons: Although it is more damage resistant than hardwood, engineered wood can still get damaged over time. It can only be refinished a few times due to the top layer being so thin. If damage occurs, you will eventually have to replace the surface.
There are many different types of vinyl flooring and with each of them offering a little something different. Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) can be a quality option for any part of the house that even rivals hardwood and ceramic tiles for look and durability. While LVF is a bit more expensive compared to regular vinyl, the installation is still relatively cheap. Pros: You have a wide variety of choices when it comes to vinyl which allows for flexibility in budgets. You also have a luxury option with LVF if you want a more pristine look. Cons: Vinyl's lifespan is relatively shorter compared to both wood and tiles.
It's a rare sight to see a home that doesn't have carpet in at least one of its rooms. Carpet comes in a variety of textures, styles, and colors. It can be very comfortable to walk on if proper padding is installed underneath. Pros: Carpet flooring is cozy, warm, and can be slip resistant. Its fairly easy to install and can last a very long time if taken care of. Cons: A ton of maintenance is required with carpet as dirt and debris can get trapped in the fibres and can build up over time.
These are just some of the common flooring options that we see are clients use. If you have a specific material that you are wanting installed, just give us a call as our contractors have installed it before.