What is xps foam underlay? An Xps foam underlay is an eco-friendly, lightweight insulation board, used not only in flooring underlayment, but also in a vast variety of other applications in the construction industry including: wall insulation, perimeter insulation, under concrete slabs and roofs and swimming pool insulation. How is it manufactured? It is manufactured from extruded polystyrene, through a continuous plastic extrusion process and comes in the form of foam pallets. More specifically, the polystyrene is melted in an extruder
Many people suffering from various allergies, have been asking me whether it is convenient to install a new laminate flooring in their homes or not. Actually, this is is one of the most commonly asked questions here at Floorsave superstore and that’s not really a big surprise, if you consider that almost half of the population suffers from some form of allergy. There are a number of different allergens and asthma triggers such as dust, pollen, body parts or mold,
Last week I received a rather interesting query about a dog, bamboo and flooring from a lovely lady who is considering new flooring for her home. Read on below to see what it was and what my advice was… The Question: Hi, I have been offered some bamboo flooring from Wickes by a friend to use in my living room but I have a dog. I have read that this type of floor scratches easily. Is this true? If, so
Engineered wood flooring is the most popular type of wood flooring used by home-owners all over the world today. Many people tend to confuse it with laminate flooring, but in fact it is totally different. In laminate floors, a printed image of wood is used on its surface to give its final appearance. Engineered wood flooring on the other side is made out of real wood, and its appearance gives the feel and impression that is a solid hardwood floor, only coming
Hardwood flooring vs carpet – Who is the winner? Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is one of the biggest decision you can make as a home owner. Some prefer to install carpet due to its soft nature, where others will go for hardwood flooring due to its natural, long-lasting beauty. The truth is that both products are beautiful and each one of them has distinct advantages and disadvantages that makes them suitable for numerous environments.
The aim of this article is to explain the unique attributes of the different finishes for hardwood floors, in order to help you choose the right type according to your own personal taste and needs. Each wood floor finish has its own benefits and appearances. Your final decision will determine how your surface should be cleaned and maintained. To find more about wood floor maintenance click here But what exactly are finishes for hardwood floors? Wood finishes refer to the
Different wood floor installation techniques are required for each type of floor. Considering you are already aware of the benefits that wood flooring comprises over other kinds of floors, it is now time to move onto the installation process, and more specifically to the different wood floor installation techniques that you’ll need to apply according to each type of floor. But before we examine the different wood floor installation techniques, it is important to mention that some preparation may need to
Why is there a need for eco-friendly flooring? As it is well-known, the world’s natural resources are not endless. According to numerous estimations, the ability of our planet to provide all the necessary natural resources that we need in order to expand and survive has been dramatically restricted since the beginning of the industrial revolution. This has also affected the flooring industry over the years, in a way that floors of all kind stopped being produced in a sustainable eco-friendly way,