A professional flooring service will guide you through the entire planning, design and installation process. From real wood flooring to carpet, vinyl and tiled – a flooring specialist will find the right solution for you.
Consultations are an important part of the planning process. An installer will visit your premise and show you the benefits for each type of flooring. They will help you choose the best kind of flooring to make your work or living space a more pleasant and comfortable environment.
Each type of flooring comes in many designs, colours, textures, patterns, and in the case of hardwood floors – natural species and finishes. Your installer should have a range of palette samples for you to see, touch, and ultimately compare in the context of your work or living space.
Types of Flooring
Each flooring has their own advantages and disadvantages, which will be unique towards your premise and work or living situation.
Here is a simple breakdown of the benefits for each one:
Hardwood Flooring – Hardwood flooring comes in many species, textures, colours and lightness. Some of the many timber species include Red mahogany, Blue gum, Grey box, Forest red gum and Turpentine.
Light hardwood flooring can really enhance the natural brightness of a room, while dark hardwood floors establish a more classic or traditional feel. Your installer will help you make the best choice depending on the kind of mood you’re looking for.
Your wood flooring can be specifically engineered to suit your desired level of hardness. This is particularly ideal for areas with high levels of foot traffic.
Carpet Flooring – The three main types of carpet are Loop, Twist and Plush. Each type has their own distinct benefits and characteristics. Loop is ideal for creating unique textures and patterns, Twist is highly durable, and Plush is often very soft and velvety.
The possibilities for a carpet installation are nearly endless. Any supplier you choose will offer a huge range of colours, styles and textures to complete any room.
Vinyl Flooring – Vinyl flooring is a synthetic substitute for natural timber, wood, ceramic, concrete and marble. It’s an eco-friendly solution that is highly durable, slip-resistant and more cost-effective than their natural counterparts.
Other common types of flooring include: Floating floors, concrete floors, bamboo floors and laminate floors.
Finding a Good Flooring Specialist is Easier Than You Think
Flooring specialists are typically trained through an apprenticeship. They learn how to safely install and maintain various types of flooring. Plus, they have a good understanding of floor plans and have a keen eye for good design.
Make sure your flooring specialist is fully trained and qualified. The most common Certificates offered in New Zealand are:
· Certificate in Flooring Level 4
· Certificate in Trade Supply Level 3
· Certificate in Flooring Planning and Design Level 4
· Certificate in Resin Flooring Application Level 4
Seek testimonials from previous clients and request photographic evidence as proof of their level of competency. Any flooring specialist will be happy to provide an obligation-free site visit and take you through their range of products and services.
You can find trained Flooring Specialists here on www.tradesmate.co.nz/floor-installation