We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Flooring / September 21, 2021
When selecting flooring for your Vancouver home, you may base your decision mostly on style alone. While it is true that the flooring you choose can set the tone for your space, it’s also important to consider the room’s function and, yes, your budget. By carefully considering style, practicality and cost, you can narrow down your flooring material options to the best fit for each and determine whether you will need the help of flooring services in Vancouver. Below are the most common types of flooring and the average material and installation costs of each.
With an average cost of between $7 and $11 per square foot of material, laminate is a great option for homeowners who want the look and feel of natural materials, such as stone and wood, but without the high price tag. This is because laminates are essentially pieces of dense, moisture-resistant fiberboard overprinted with high-resolution photographs of the desired “material.”
Laminate is easy to keep clean, as you can just sweep away any dirt and debris and wipe up any spills. However, be careful — despite being moisture resistant, laminate is not water-resistant and can become easily damaged when moisture seeps into the seams.
Carpet serves as a great way to add warmth to just about any room. Depending on the type of material you choose, carpet can be cheap — skewing more towards $2 to $14 per square yard — to quite pricey — going as high as $100 per square yard. Of course, the higher the price tag, the better the quality of the carpet.
However, be forewarned that carpet is tough to maintain. Not only are stains tricky to get out of carpet but also, so are odours. If you’re designing a room with a lot of intended foot traffic, in which you plan to prepare or serve food, or in which pets will be frequent occupants, consider a flooring material that is easier to maintain.
Tile is extremely versatile in terms of style, functionality and price. Because of its versatility, it is one of the most popular flooring options for homeowners everywhere.
Tiles come in various material options, including but not limited to porcelain, ceramic, glass, cement, mosaic and various types of stone. As a result, the cost of tile and floor tile installation services depends largely on the type of material you choose. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2 to $22 per square foot.
Not all tile is created equal. On the surface, most types of tiles are low maintenance, as all you have to do is either sweep or mop their surfaces to get rid of stains and messes. However, each comes with its unique benefits and pitfalls. For instance, porcelain and ceramic tiles are both tough, durable and versatile. They are also budget-friendly and practical for high-traffic areas. Marble is tough but porous, so needs to be sealed regularly. Glass is stain-resistant but fragile, and travertine, though beautiful, is easily ruined by stains, water and traction.
For many people, natural hardwood floors are the pièce de résistance of any home. They’re beautiful, timeless, durable and fairly easy to maintain. They also add considerable value to a house. However, hardwood floors are not cheap, costing anywhere from $5 to $10 for materials and installation. They also scratch easily, are prone to termite attacks and ruin easily when they come into contact with water.
Regardless of what type of flooring you choose, proper installation is key to maximizing its benefits. Though you can attempt to install the material yourself, a single mistake can cost you hours, if not days, of your time and hundreds of dollars in materials. Avoid that possibility entirely by hiring flooring services in Vancouver to assist with your project from day one. Contact the tile and flooring experts at Handyman Connection today to get started.