5 Flooring Trends for 2018

5 Flooring Trends for 2018

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What makes a great floor for your home? There’s obviously no universal answer to this question, but it helps to track the latest trends that are dominating flooring design. What’s in this year and what will be old news in a few months’ time? Let’s take a look at some of the top flooring trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Tile imitating wood Wood flooring generally isn’t a good idea for bathrooms as it doesn’t handle moisture very well. If you’re adamant about having that wooden look in your bathroom while remaining practical, then you’ll be pleased with the latest flooring trend that sees porcelain planks imitating the look and feel of natural wood flooring. This porcelain wood grain tile looks impressively like wooden planks and even mimics…
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How to Prevent Water Damage in the Winter

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  Winter can be a tough time for a variety of reasons as the cold and the snow take their toll. One area of your home that can suffer during winter is your hardwood flooring. Snow sticks to our shoes and we track it through into the house. It can then come of your shoes and melt on the hardwood floor, leaving little puddles of ice cold water all over the place. Water damage When hardwood floors get wet, their fibers soak up the water and become damp. If left untreated, this can lead to problems such as mold and mildew. These problems negatively impact the integrity of the wood, as well as leaving an unpleasant appearance and even more unpleasant smells. How to prevent water damage One of the…
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High Quality Products and Services

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Renovating your home, or even just a single room, is a big undertaking. There are a lot of big decisions to make before you even begin the installation process. Today, we have the benefit of lots of information being readily available online, so you can do a lot of research this way. However, this can lead to even more confusion if you are not familiar with the products you are browsing and if you don’t have any design experience. Flooring expertise Despite all the information at your fingertips, you still can’t beat some good old-fashioned advice from an industry expert. And that’s exactly what you’ll get from University Flooring Center. We have lots of experience in the flooring business, providing and installing flooring for both commercial and residential properties. Our…
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Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring

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If you’re after the sleek look of wood flooring, then you’ve got a wide range of options. Two of the reigning materials are vinyl and laminate. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of choosing between these two. Both vinyl and laminate flooring are very popular choices when it comes to style, with the ability to convincingly mimic real wood flooring at a fraction of the price. They are also much easier to install than traditional wood flooring. While there are many similarities, these aren’t going to help you decided between the two. So, here are some of the key differences between vinyl and laminate flooring. Vinyl flooring Water resistant Thinner; ranging from 1.5 mm to 5 mm More versatile Softer Laminate flooring Slightly cheaper High-density fiberboard Thicker;…
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