Carpet flooring is available in a wide array of colors, patterns, and textures. The price varies according to your choice from the DIY (Do It Yourself) squares to luxurious and rich options. Traditional carpets are best installed by a professional carpet installer. Carpet absorbs sound and is soft and warm. On the flip side, carpet attracts allergens, fleas and dirt, apart from the ability to hold plenty of mold and moisture. Carpet does not form the best choice for kitchen/bath renovations. For more information, please visit carpet installation section.
Hardwood Flooring and Installation
You have the option of choosing between pre-finished and unfinished materials from a wide range of woods for residential flooring. Some of the variants are very pricey and calls for delicate care while some others are more affordable and need regular maintenance. Hardwood flooring is natural, beautiful and durable. Looking for discontinued styles and making sure that adequate quantities are available to complete your work will allow you to have cheaper hardwood flooring solutions. Hardwood floor installation is relatively tricky, and you are better off hiring the services of professional floor installers.
Laminate Flooring and Installation
The popularity of laminate residential flooring has surged significantly in the recent years. Durable and beautiful, laminate flooring is an ideal candidate for the DIY fans. There is no dearth of styles, colors or patterns, and you can run riot with your imagination. You can even choose designs that mimic tile/stone/wood. Some laminates are very expensive as much as other options like hardwood flooring. Therefore, choosing laminate options wisely and paying attention to warranties will keep you and your budget comfortable.
Tile Flooring and Installation
Often the top choice for bathrooms and the kitchen, tile flooring is very durable and easy to maintain. Depending on your preferences, price tags may differ from cheap to luxury options. On a lucky day, you may even find tiles at just $1 a square foot. Installing the tiles is a different story and unless you are experienced, you should not try the DIY route since you can potentially end up creating a real mess. Hiring a residential flooring contractor will save you plenty of bother though they will charge you a neat pile. Tiles are cold during winter and pretty unforgiving. Since the joints are hard if you drop glasses and dishes, the damage caused is permanent. For more information, please visit tile installation section.
Vinyl Flooring and Installation
Home improvement project of laying new residential flooring with vinyl installationVinyl flooring is more affordable compared to other residential flooring options though the top range can be pricey because of quality and the looks of real wood or tiles. Vinyl is water resistant, durable and easy to maintain. It is also the perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens. There is no dearth of designs including fun brights, subtle plains, real wood styles, and geometric patterns. Vinyl is a perfect choice when your preference gravitates towards the looks of ceramic tiles, but need flooring that is warmer underfoot.
Residential Flooring Carpet Repair Service – Carpet repair can be achieved at just a fraction of the cost of total replacement. Your own preferences and the need to go for carpet repair will determine the frequency of the exercise. Immediate action may be called for when the carpet is damaged due to burns, fading, or crushing. Carpet repair is a skilled job, and a professional can restore your carpet without leaving a trace of the repair. Furniture placed on the carpet tends to leave deep crush marks around the legs. One way you can minimize this problem is by padding the furniture legs with a rubber and sponge cushion around the legs. Even though carpeting is one of the most expensive residential flooring options, carpet repair is best left in the hands of experienced professionals. For more information, please visit carpet repair section.
Deciding Best Residential Flooring
Choice of residential flooring is governed by a host of factors. Your budget and individual preferences will often determine the flooring that you will finally implement. Thanks to flooring company websites, it is easier to understand merits and demerits of different offerings, engage in comparative shopping and find a competitive professional contractor to install the flooring of your choice when needed. Positioning yourself as an informed customer is the best way to ensure saving money from your flooring services’ expenses.
Commercial Flooring Installation
Our certified team of commercial flooring installation specialists knows how to get the job done right, on time, and with the least amount of disruption to your daily business routines. When installing a new floor, dismantling and moving existing furniture can be difficult, time consuming and expensive; that’s why we offer furniture lifting and moving services that minimize down-time, saving you time and money. With our Sands Lift System, we can lift and move furniture, displays, and cabinets safely, without the need for any disassembly prior to installation. This allows our specialists to remove the old floor for recycling, and install your new flooring products with ease.
We offer a one-year commercial flooring installation warranty as a standard on all new installations.
Things to Do Before Installation
We want you to have a clear understanding of the services we provide as well as to be aware of items you will need to handle prior to the installer arriving at your home. After your purchase, items crucial to the smooth installation of your new flooring will be detailed by your sales professional in a pre-installation check list may include some of the following:
- Verification of the installation date.
- Ensuring the removal of all “breakables” from the room.
- Determining who will remove furniture, appliances and the sub-floor, if needed.
- Arranging for the disconnection of gas appliances and icemakers.
- Determining if any change to the height of the floor require adjustments to doors in order for them to close properly.
- Ensuring the removal of items in storage areas and closets where the floor is to be resurfaced.
- Make certain drapes, wall hangings and pictures are removed from walls.
- Verify that your in-home temperature is appropriate for installation.