When you are thinking about laying a new floor, a big question probably crops up: what does it cost to lay a floor? It is difficult to give a simple answer to this question because it depends on several different factors, of which the two main ones are the choice of material and the installation method.
Are you thinking about getting tiled flooring in the kitchen or hall because it looks so nice and is easy to keep clean? What would you say if we told you that you could get a floor that looks like tiles, but has even more benefits and none of the disadvantages?
For a long time, Scandinavian design has featured pine elements in walls, ceilings and furniture – but pine doesn't work particularly well in flooring. Solid pine flooring is too soft and thus easily damaged, and it also attracts dust – but there are other options for those who still want a pine floor.
Since different rooms have different functions, it is sensible to match the floor to the room. What do you have to consider? Firstly, consider how the room is used: is the floor exposed to lots of wear and tear? People often bring debris into the hall with them and it is subjected to heavy footfall. In the kitchen, people often spill liquids and drop sharp knives, crockery and glass, while bedroom and living room floors receive gentler treatment.
Have you ever been to a party, sat in the living room and wondered where everyone has gone? The answer is the kitchen. It’s where everyone gathers, and there may be a simple explanation for this. The kitchen is often called the heart of the home: we spend hours here cooking, eating meals with our families and enjoying gatherings with friends and relatives on ordinary weekdays and at parties. What could be better than choosing a kitchen floor that is both attractive and gentle on the feet? Plastic flooring is the ultimate choice for your kitchen.
A walnut wood floor can give a room a totally new look thanks to its natural, vibrant wood pattern. Combined with white walls or furniture, it creates a wonderful contrasting effect. The big differences in wood hues are caused by the fact that the core is light brown to dark chocolate brown, while the surface is creamy white. The grains are usually straight but can also be wavy, which gives the wood an interesting variation.
Do you want an oak floor and can’t decide between solid timber and oak parquet? Here are five reasons to choose oak parquet flooring. Pergo’s oak parquet flooring is made of 100% wood, just like timber flooring, but it is constructed from three different layers instead of one solid layer of wood. This gives the floor several advantages.
Laying a wood floor with Pergo's click system isn’t difficult, even for a beginner. However, if you want to lay solid timber flooring, you should contact a professional floor-layer. But if you’ve had the good taste to choose a Pergo parquet floor, you can lay it yourself with nothing more advanced than a saw.
Are you considering painting a laminate floor? If your laminate floor is old and worn, painting will work because the surface coatings on these floors are not as effective as those used on modern floors. But paint doesn’t stick to the new hard laminate surfaces.
Laying plastic flooring doesn’t have to be complicated. But some plastic floors are easier to lay yourself than others: Pergo’s vinyl flooring with click system. Wall-to-wall plastic flooring that covers the floor in a single piece offers some benefits; for example, it is water-resistant and has no joints where dirt can gather. However, it can still be quite difficult to struggle with a large piece of flooring that has to be rolled out just right.
When you need to replace a floor it can be tempting to choose a cheap laminate floor instead of an expensive one. But is it really cheaper in the long term? Of course, laying a floor can entail a considerable cost – laminate flooring is available in all sorts of price ranges. However, when making this decision you should not only consider price, but also quality, durability and environmental friendliness, because these factors also affect the total cost in the long term.
Once you’ve found the perfect tiles for your kitchen, your room will look even better if you match them with the floor. Laminate and vinyl flooring are particularly suited to kitchens. They are hard-wearing and durable, water-resistant, easy to clean and hygienic. They can also withstand most things they are exposed to in the kitchen, such as spills and sharp knives, and dropped glass or crockery.