How to pick the best floor for a house

 What is the best floor for a house? It is one of the frequent doubts of our clients when they consider carrying out the reform of a house. The answer is complicated. We must take into account a multitude of factors: the use to which the stay will be destined, the conditions of the home (base condition, humidity level), the client’s personal criteria, the style of the home, the available budget and the disponibility of taking care of the floor. We have a wide range of materials to adapt to each of the projects we carry out and, before deciding on one or the other, we usually ask some questions that will determine the choice .

FLOOR FOR HOUSING: INITIAL CONSIDERATIONS.

  1. On what basis will the floor be installed? We must know if the base is level or not and the degree of porosity that it presents, as well as it’s degree of humidity since the organic materials can give us problems.
  2. What use will it be given? We must take into account the degree of friction that the soil will receive. Aesthetics is important, but also practicality. For example, in a house with animals we do not recommend pavements that require a lot of care, such as floating floors with natural wood.
  3. How much light will it receive? The spaces with a high incidence of natural light will allow us to play with darker tones, while dark homes look better with a lighter floor.

 

VINYL PARQUET, GREAT RESISTANCE TO HUMIDITY

One of the options that currently has great reception is the vinyl parquet. What advantages does it have?

  • Resistance to humidity (it is waterproof)
  • Very resistant to wear
  • Great durability
  • Anti-slip
  • Incombustibility
  • Very easy to clean

Unlike laminate floors, which contain wood derivatives, vinyl parquet is not deformed by the presence of moisture. Therefore, it is an ideal option to unify the pavement throughout the house, including wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchen.

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FLOOR FOR HOUSING: HYDRAULIC TILES, A VERY DECORATIVE OPTION.

The hydraulic mosaic is a decorative tile type of pigmented cement. It is of French origin, and had its apogee in the first half of the s. XX, used in the finishes of homes until the 60’s. His presence could have been limited to old homes, however, today is a type of pavement that is in full swing. The great decorative effect that it achieves and the warmth it brings to the interiors has turned this floor into one of the most used. Recovering this type of soil when it is in poor condition is always a challenge and is one of the jobs for which we have specialized technicians, and the result is spectacular!

The hydraulic tile flooring has been preserved throughout the house, except in the living room, where the existing hydraulic tile was not very valuable and a concrete screed was made with two hydraulic tile mats recovered from a work.

FLOOR FOR A HOUSING: MICROCEMENT, AN INDUSTRIAL TOUCH

The microcement option provides an industrial and minimalist touch to the spaces. It is a material with a high degree of hardness and resistance that also offers the possibility, at the design level, to play with different tones and even patterns and drawings. It is a type of seamless flooring that can have a matte or rough finish.

FLOOR FOR A HOUSING: LAMINATED PARQUET, SAFE BET

Laminate floors are made with wood fibers pressed with high density resins. Its hardness and resistance varies depending on the number of rubs with sandpaper that holds the floor without losing the drawing. Thus, there are 5 categories in which the laminated floors are divided, from AC-2 to AC-6, being the first ideal for rooms with little traffic and the second for light industrial traffic. Although today such classification is confusing, the classification is used:

  • Class 31 – For intensive domestic use – moderate commercial.
  • Class 32 – For intensive domestic use – normal commercial.
  • Class 33 – For intensive domestic use – intensive commercial.
  • Class 34 – For intensive domestic use – moderate industrial.

Do you need to know more? If you want a personalized study of your home to decide which type of flooring fits more to the style you want it to have, get in touch with us. We will be happy to assist you!