Floor Renovation Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

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Wellington has continued to experience a sharp increase in real-estate development since the early 2000s, mainly because people are attracted to the better standards of living and quality social amenities that can be found here. If you are a Wellington homeowner interested in increasing the value of your property, consider installing quality vinyl floors.

Vinyl composite tiles

Vinyl composite tiles or VCT are used as flooring material in most Wellington homes. These consist of tinted polyvinyl chloride chips which have been cut into different thickness levels after passing through heat and pressure. After the manufacturing process, these products are usually sliced into standard modular sizes such as 12 x 12 inch squares or 12 x 24 rectangles. They can also be designed to resemble other Wellington flooring installation materials like wood, terrazzo, concrete and stone.

Wellington houses have a rich architectural history with some of them spanning back more than 100 years. For this reason vinyl surfaces are available in both antique and contemporary designs which clients can choose from depending on their individual tastes. Apart from adding aesthetic value to your interior decor, this product also makes the cleaning and maintenance of your home easy. However, it has to be properly installed in order to experience these benefits.

Tips for laying a floor with ease

a) Initial floor preparation

The old flooring will first be removed to pave way for a new one. Technicians start by taking out the cover carpet, including all strips that were used to fasten it around the surface. Thorough inspection ensures that there are no residual materials left behind; if present they will be manually scraped off before a vacuum cleaner is used.

Vinyl boards are thin and therefore all underlying ridges must be filled up first before laminate planks are placed. This is done to prevent unnecessary dipping or bending of the material. Uneven surfaces can be levelled by coating them up with layers of thin-set construction mortar.

b) Final installation process

Note that vinyl floors can’t be laid directly onto a surface but must first be placed on top of an underlay for support. Wood and gypsum-based pads are the two most common materials used for underlay. However, gypsum fibere tends to be more popular than wood because of its durability and is also not affected by humidity build-up unlike its counterpart.

At David & Maria’s Flooring, we are aware that expansion and shrinking of vinyl floors can happen due to changing weather patterns. Therefore, we often leave some space of about half-an-inch between the floor edges and the wall. This helps in preventing distortion of the laminate surface due to varying size dimensions.

While installing vinyl around your doors, our team also takes note that it must be extended below the frames. Coor casings are first clipped from below depending on the thickness of the flooring board.

For more information about our flooring installation services please feel free to visit our website: www.davidandmarias.co.nz. We are available 24/7 and clients can contact us via phone, email or live chat. All enquires are warmly welcomed.


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