There are a lot of products on the market, such as Composite Decking, claiming to require little to no maintenance compared to timber (wood) decking. Although some of this is true, these products offer other problems that can not simply be addressed by sanding and resealing, such as shrinkage, warping and fading.
If you have any questions about decking – give us a call or get in touch and we will show you some examples of both types so that you can make an informed choice.
Solid wood is generally more expensive but can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Solid wood floors can be sanded, stained and sealed whereas Wood Laminate floors cannot be refurbished. Wood Laminate is also not water tolerant and can be damaged if exposed to too much moisture.
Although Wood Laminate floors are made with a base of wood these are not solid wooden floors and cannot be sanded or sealed. A simple explanation of Wood Laminate is a wooden base with a hard wearing image (think photocopy or print) of wood laminated onto the wood. There are various grades available specific to the type of traffic expected (i.e. Commercial, Residential etc.) We stock a range of premium and affordable Wood Laminate brands.
Vinyl, is the latest introduction to flooring, in our industry. They are made to look like wood, with a wood textured top, but are actually plastic. These are mostly used in areas which are prone to water, such as bathrooms and kitchens, as they are waterproof.
Solid wooden floors or decks can usually be refurbished by sanding and then coating with multiple coats of a suitable varnish or oil (depending on the type of wood). We also reinforce sub-structures in cases where this is needed.
Get in touch if you have any queries or would like a second opinion before removing any existing floors or decking.
Vinyls are categorized into two types: glue down or click system. The thickness range from 3mm to 5mm. Like in the case of the Laminate floors, they are graded. The higher the grade, the more expensive the vinyl.