5 Fabulous Flooring Trends for 2018

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With 2017 coming to an end, there is no better way of saying “goodbye” to the old and “hello” to the new than by renovating your home. And, as is the case with any room in your home, installing a new floor should be the first thing that you do as it will have the biggest impact.

On that note; we’re about to uncover 5 fabulous flooring trends that are set to be huge in 2018.

Let’s start some something for all you lovers of neutral colours…

  1. Grey & White Floors

Grey was hugely popular in 2017 and it is still going to be a real contender as one of the most desired floor colours in 2018.

White flooring is also making a huge comeback as it creates a much more spacious look for modern homes that need to be brightened up.

So whether you’re looking for vinyl flooring in North Shore for your kitchen or floor coverings in Sydney for your bedroom, give come consideration to white and grey floors before going for a conventional wooden floor.

  1. Carpet Tiles

Carpet Tiles are a fusion of two-floor material types that bring the art of tiling and carpet together. Whilst it is not the most traditional sense of flooring it offers a new age look for a sophisticated household.

One of the main reasons why carpet tiles are so popular is the ease and quick time at which they can be installed. Top suggestions on colours would be a mix of whites, greys and light greens.

  1. Parquet Hardwood

This style of flooring is going to be seen in millions of homes around the world in 2018. Set to make a comeback towards the second half of this year, Parquet hardwood floors are generally made from small solid wood pieces that are arranged in unique designs and patterns.

Parquet flooring is loved for lots of different reasons including its aesthetic appeal, its durability and budget friendly price.

  1. Timber Flooring

Despite being present at the top of flooring trends every year, timber flooring is still one of the most sought-after finishes in the marketplace.

Homeowners love this type of flooring for its classy old-fashioned look, its rugged appeal and its durability to last for years. Timber flooring continues to keep reinventing itself with new looks, new finishes and new stains so keep an eye out for new kinds of timber floors in 2018.

  1. Engineered Flooring

Engineered Flooring can bring the very same level of natural warmth and depth that real hardwood does, which is just one of the reasons why homeowners love it.

In addition to that, homeowners that choose to install engineered flooring in Sydney don’t have to worry about some of the drawbacks (such as the high price tag and high level of maintenance) that come with genuine hardwood.

And that completes our list of 5 fabulous flooring trends to keep watch for in 2018. Happy decorating!

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5 Ways You’re Ruining Your Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring might just have all of the answers to your flooring requirements. It’s long lasting, hardwearing and it looks great, but that’s only if it’s properly cared for.

If you feel that you’re not getting the most out of your newly laid laminate flooring in Crows Nest, the following are five ways that you could be ruining your flooring without you even knowing it;

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  1. Using too much water

Whilst water is necessary when it comes to getting a dirty floor clean, using too much water is definitely not a good idea. Excess water can seep into the cracks and ridges causing swelling and all kinds of irreversible damage.

As is the case with cleaning vinyl flooring in Sydney, a little bit of water goes a long way when cleaning a laminate floor. In fact, most floors can be cleaned with a dust mop and sticky or stubborn stains can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth.

  1. Using the wrong cleaning agents

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the more detergent you use, the cleaner your floor will be as quite often the opposite is true.

Whatever cleaning solution you’re using, be sure to read the instructions and always use a cleaning spray that’s deemed suitable for use on laminate flooring.

  1. Not enough sweeping and/or vacuuming

All kinds of dirt can cause damage to a laminate floor as it can dull its shine and cause scratches. Regular sweeping and/or vacuuming is required to remove everyday dirt from your floor’s surface so never skimp on this part of your to-do list.

Using a dust mop instead of a regular brush with hard bristles is recommended.

  1. Allowing streaks of direct sunlight into your home

Did you know that patches of sunlight that come into your home in the same pattern everyday can fade and damage sections of your laminate flooring?

A quick fix is to use curtains, blinds or some form of window decoration to protect your floor during sunlight hours.

  1. Leaving potted plants on the floor

We all love the sense of the great outdoors that a potted plant can introduce to a home but leaving your potted plants on your laminate flooring isn’t such a good idea.

Overfilling the pots with water can cause damage to your flooring so we recommend placing all of your greenery on a mat that will soak up all excess leaks and foliage.

And that completes our list of five ways that you might be ruining your laminate flooring without you even knowing it! Follow all of the above and your flooring will stay looking newer for longer.

Homeowners In Northern Beaches Are Loving Vinyl Flooring

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If you’re lucky enough to live in Northern Beaches area, you’ll probably spend much of your time at one of the beautiful beaches that stretch along the coastline here.

But as any Northern Beach homeowner knows: it’s virtually impossible to come home from the beach without bringing some of that sand with you. And sand and carpets don’t go together very well.

One way to make cleaning up easy after a day at the beach is to lay vinyl flooring in your kitchen, hall and other walkways.

If you haven’t yet considered laying vinyl floorings, the following are some of the reasons why homeowners are choosing vinyl flooring for their Northern Beaches homes.

Vinyl flooring is not just for kitchens

When it comes to vinyl flooring, Sydney homeowners often consider it to be fine for kitchens and bathrooms, but that’s about it.

However, vinyl floors have moved on somewhat in recent years.

With new techniques enabling manufacturers to make vinyl flooring in all kinds of colours, textures and patterns, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish vinyl floors from natural flooring materials.

A synthetic version of old-fashioned linoleum, vinyl flooring is resistant to water and stains, plus it’s versatile, durable and cost-effective too.

A natural looking floor covering at a fraction of the cost

If you’ve always wanted a stone floor in your kitchen or wood in your hallway but can’t afford to pay for it, vinyl flooring could prove to be a very affordable option.

There’s vinyl flooring that looks just like planks of wood, ceramic tiles, concrete and natural stone, which offer all the good looks without the effort involved in keeping it looking good.

This makes it a perfect solution for any room in a house, from kitchens and bathrooms to hallways, bedrooms and living areas.

The easy-clean option that will help with allergies too

By laying vinyl flooring, Northern Beaches residents will not only find that it’s easy to clean up sand in summer time, but they’ll quickly realise that it’s also easy to maintain all year round.

All it needs is sweeping or vacuuming followed by a quick run over with a mop. If you prefer to know that your floor is squeaky clean, it’s safe to use steam cleaners on vinyl on a regular basis.

And, as vinyl flooring is so easy to maintain, you can quickly get rid of anything that may cause allergies, such as dust mites and pet hair.

Isn’t it time you considered vinyl flooring?

When all of these benefits are taken into account, it’s easy to see why vinyl flooring is Sydney’s most popular type of flooring.

After all, wouldn’t you rather be having fun at the beach than at home cleaning floors? We thought so!