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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy Flooring Upgrades

We covered garage flooring in several earlier posts about Epoxy Shield Garage Flooring Project. Now it is time to look inside the home.
Not everyone has the time, patience or the money to overhaul their entire floor in their home. Sometimes you just have to take the easier and quicker route rather than do a project that could take weeks or thousands of dollars to finish up. Below, you will find the best and easiest flooring upgrades available. And these can be for any home and any room in your house, not just the usual kitchen floor or hallway.

Install A Floating Floor With Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is incredibly popular this year and everyone is adding it to their rooms. But, the great thing about the floating floor is that you don’t need nails or strong adhesive to keep it down. The tiles or flooring, depending on the material you are using, are interlocking. This uses a sort of jigsaw puzzle interlocking design where the flooring can be laid down “into” each other. Installing laminate flooring is very quick and it can go right over your old floor whether it’s concrete, plywood, sheet vinyl even ceramic or porcelain tile. The flooring of the laminate are “sandwiched” in between layers of wood that are glued to each other, and also the cost of laminate flooring is considerably less therefore it is considered cheap flooring. This is actually a very stable design and will last for years to come if you maintain it properly. Floating floors and laminate flooring come in an array of stains so you can find one that fits your furniture perfectly.

Engineered Wood flooring

These wood flooring used to be put down using nails. Not anymore. In fact, you can be a beginner and put this floor down in a few hours’ time and you don’t need any major tools to do so! Engineered flooring works a lot like the laminates above; the flooring is made of several thin sheets of wood that are glued together. Wood is one of those materials that can last for a century or more if it’s taken care of properly, but engineered flooring allow for a quick and easy install (or uninstall) and it comes with a factory finish that guarantees it’s as durable as they come. In fact, a lot of flooring consultants say that the factory finish that is installed on these floors is stronger than anything that can be placed on the flooring on site. Now that is strong!

Floating Floor Systems – Cork

These are also incredibly easy to install and uninstall, like all of the other floating floors listed in this article, you don’t need complicated tools and measuring, you don’t need a hammer; you don’t need a nail gun. It’s so easy to install it can take just a few hours to do it and you can even do it on your own if you don’t have a buddy to help you out. Cork is becoming a new trend. It’s softer to the touch in terms of wood, yet its durable, its warm, and it can turn a cold room into a cozy room! These also work well with subfloors that are concrete, plywood or other existing flooring materials.

Vinyl Floor Sheets

I mean this is about as easy as it gets. All you need is to measure the square footage of the space you want to place this sheet in. Then make adjustments for corners, islands, cabinets, etc. Lay down the tile and you are done. Well, just about done anyway. The way this works is that the sheets have an adhesive on the back of them. This adhesive will stick to the bottom floor so when you place the vinyl sheets down it will stick properly. These are really nice because they have a softer underfoot, they are crack free, splinter free, and cut free. Also, if dishes fall on this floor they are much less likely to break than on something like a ceramic or a wood floor!

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