One of the most effective ways to give the interior of your house or office an entire makeover is by redoing the floor. It is one of the most impactful, yet often overlooked features of any space. In addition to adding a lot to the look and feel of a room, it also needs to meet certain practical requirements, such as the ability to endure potential high foot traffic, spillage and exposure to moisture. As a leading supplier of flooring solutions throughout South Africa, Floor Trader deals with a great number of clients on a daily basis, giving us some great insight as to what it is that works for local homes and offices.
These versatile and modern flooring solutions are currently very popular in South Africa:
1.Carpeting is the top choice for comfort
Carpeting has come a long way since its heyday as floor covering of choice throughout almost every house in South Africa, to falling out of favour, and now making a comeback again. The quality afforded by modern manufacturing techniques has brought back the lush luxury of carpets in a much more durable and resilient form.
It’s softness and warmth underfoot that makes it one of the most popular flooring solutions for bedrooms. Its versatility in terms of colour and design has also ensured that it is a popular choice once again for playrooms, where comfort is the big deciding factor.
2.Wood laminates for affordable luxury
Real hardwood floors are very much in fashion when it comes to interior design. Except, it is hellishly expensive. The good news: there is an excellent alternative available.
Wood laminate flooring solutions is a highly durable and very affordable solution to those who love the look of a genuine wooden floor. It uses thin slivers of real wood for the visual aspect, set in a synthetic material that provides the necessary support. Households in South Africa will also be happy to know that wood laminates are scratch and impact resistant, easy to clean and requires much less maintenance than hardwood floors.
3.Wood look vinyl flooring for the win!
That’s right, vinyl has made a comeback – and in a big way! It has quickly become one of the fastest-growing flooring solutions in South Africa, thanks to its affordability and improved quality.
Modern manufacturing and printing techniques allow this flooring solution to mimic genuine wood and its various shades of colour. Not only does it look good, but it is also suitable for just about any space, thanks to the fact that it is waterproof and scratch resistant.
4.Luxury SPC knows no boundaries
This is one of those unique flooring solutions that has taken South Africa by storm. It is a popular choice for home renovations where owners want to create open, flowing spaces, as it can be placed over most existing hard-surface flooring. This scratch- and stain-resistant material creates a borderless, continuous floor covering throughout to create a feeling of spaciousness. Better still is that it is 100% waterproof, making it perfect for outdoor use.
To find out more about the products above, contact Floor Trader, a division of Top Carpets and Floors, and a leading supplier of flooring solutions in South Africa.