So, where do you start? One of the first options to consider is what mood you want to create and how the room will be used.
Are you looking for a formal style or casual?Does the room have high foot traffic? Let’s start with construction and texture because that affects how the carpet will appear. Texture refers to the surface appearance of the carpet. Texture is created by the size of the yarns, the twist of the yarns, and the surface structure of the finished carpet. Some textures create patterns. Well constructed carpet is important for durability. In fact, construction has as much or more influence on performance than the fibers or other materials that make up the carpet.
Have you ever walked on carpet and marveled at how soft and resilient it felt? That probably has as much to do with the quality of the pad than the actual carpet.
Good padding protects your carpet, makes it last longer and feel better. It also acts as a shock absorber and protects carpet from the wear and tear of heavy traffic.
Today there are more wood flooring fashions to choose from than ever before. At last count there were over 1,000 species of wood, cork and bamboo floors available to you.
The popularity of a wood floor is because of one thing – its design warmth! Wood is as cozy as it is practical. Wood is timeless. It never goes out of style. Wood floors last a long time which makes them an excellent investment.
Whatever your décor design objectives are, our experts can help you discover the perfect wood floor for you. Because of the variety of species, colors, widths and installation techniques, you can create a custom work of art for your home.
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Laminate flooring allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost. Laminate can visually replicate the look of wood, stone, brick and ceramic because of its highly detailed photography of the original material. The image is coupled with advanced embossing that adds realistic texture to the floor surface.
A laminate floor can be used in virtually any room in your home. Laminate does have some sensitivity to excessive moisture so it would not be appropriate in a bathroom or outdoor use.
Laminate is not a replacement for anything. It has come into its own as a separate and distinct flooring category. It possesses all its own features, stylings and performance benefits that are completely unique.
What’s your look? Laminates can be found in a variety of species along with precision surface treatments that follow the décor grain. You can even get hand-scraped for the antique look or oil finishes for the high-end look. Laminate comes in long planks or you can opt for the new, casual wide plank or the tailored narrow plank.
If you’re into stone and tile, the same kind of embossing that goes into laminate wood decors is used to create fabulous ceramic and porcelain tile as well as stone installations in the popular 16-inch formats.
Installing Laminate Giving a room or your home a whole new look with laminate is very easy, extremely fast and not messy at all. Laminate is usually “floated” over the subfloor. That means it’s not glued, nailed, taped or stapled. After leaving a small fraction of an inch around the perimeter of the room, laminate clicks together in place. It locks tightly with virtually no gaps between pieces.
Our Experts will work with you to insure a quality installation. Details like trim, transitions and moldings are best handled by your Halifax Installers. With years of experience, we provide a quality installation that will give you the look you expect.
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