What are the options for Hard Flooring?
At CarpetPlus we offer a range of hard floor options for your home which include:
– Sheet Vinyl
– Vinyl Tiles
– Vinyl Planks
– Ceramic Tiles
– Engineered Timber
What is Sheet Vinyl?
Sheet vinyl is available in rolls varying in width and is available in 2 meter, 3 meter and 4 meter wide and is purchased per meter at roll width.
What does PVC mean?
Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is the third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer.
What is the difference between sheet vinyl and vinyl planks?
Sheet vinyl has a top layer of PVC on a foam backing. Vinyl tiles have a top layer of PVC on a solid PVC backing. Generally a vinyl tile has a heavier wear layer and is more resistant to cutting and damage.
Are vinyl planks/tiles water resistant or water proof?
Vinyl planks/tiles are water resistant and can be used in wet areas such as bathrooms, Laundry, Toilets and Kitchens.
Does engineered timber mark and scratch?
Yes, being natural it can mark and dent easily. Due to this timber should not be used in high traffic areas unless you have considered how it will weather over time.
Does sheet vinyl and vinyl planks/tiles mark and scratch?
Yes, these products do mark and scratch but the planks are high in scratch resistance. The softer the sheet vinyl the more likely to mark or indent. Planking is less likely to mark or indent but heavy objects (fridges) can leave an imprint.
Does Laminate mark and scratch?
High quality laminate has superior scratch resistance but is still not scratch proof.
What is the difference between laminate and engineered timber?
Engineered timber has a timber veneer and laminate is an image on medium density board.
Where is hard flooring more suitable?
Typically areas prone to risk of flooding will use a hard floor in order to reduce risk of damage and meet building regulations. Washing Machines must be on hard flooring.
How important is floor preparation?
The quality of the prep will affect the finish of the installation.
Bad Preparation = Bad Finish and you are more likely to have problems.
Is a measure and quote free?
A measure and quote is completely free and there is no obligation to accept the quote.