Paradigm Waterproof Flooring

Paradigm Waterproof Flooring

Paradigm Waterproof FlooringWant a flooring that looks like wood, is extremely durable, waterproof so you can use it kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms? Check out Paradigm Luxury Waterproof Vinyl Floors. It is constructed like a laminate flooring, has a top layer of vinyl that looks like wood flooring and is constructed to take a beating.

Paradigm Waterproof Vinyl Flooring is water proof from the top down. This means this vinyl floor will not be affected by water and it can be installed in full bathrooms, also pool water will not cause the floor to delaminate. Urethane (ceramic bead) 12 mil wear layer means: easy maintenance, superior stain resistance, stays looking newer longer, wear issues can be treated with dressing, easy to keep clean. Paradigm Water Proof Vinyl has resilient top layer that will not chip like traditional laminate. Scratches are easily repairable.PLivingRoom

Available is many colors.

Call TODAY for an in-home FREE estimate.  Bert @ 310.328.8600

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Hardwood Floor

New Hardwood Floor in Remodel

Jims-woodflr-02wExcited about this new hardwood being installed in a remodel.  The the client chose the darker grain to contrast well with the light walls. Also, take notice of the nice tile accents on the baseboards. This engineered hardware was chosen because of its superior performance and ease of installation**, for this particular product. There is a common misconception that “engineered” hardwood is to real hardwood, instead being a laminate floor.  That is not true. Engineered Hardwood flooring is real hardwood — the word “engineered” just refers to the way in which it’s made.   And there are many benefits to choosing an engineered product over a solid product.

Jims-woodflr-01wHere are the facts:

  • Engineered hardwoods are made of several layers, or ‘plies’ that are glued together in a cross-grain construction.  This type of construction is far stronger than a single piece of solid wood; and it’s also more structurally sound – it won’t buckle, gap, cup or twist.
  • **Engineered hardwoods can be installed below grade and direct to concrete – solid wood floors cannot.
  • The top face is crafted from the finest Northern veneers (which is just an industry term for ‘top layer’) that provide the most uniform color and the most resistance to seasonal expansion.

If you have any questions, give us a call today and set up a free, in-home, estimate.

Hardwood versus Laminate Flooring

hardwood v laminateWhen deciding on new flooring, one of the overwhelming favorites is wood flooring. Inevitably, the question of Hardwood or Laminate floor comes up. In my experience, most people choice goes first to hardwood floor. In the past, the decision was much easier but with advancement in manufacturing, choosing between the two is a bit more difficult.hardwood v laminate

The three dominant factors in the decision are: Price, Aesthetics and Durability.

PRICE
Hardwood is made from harvested trees. The type of trees can range from ordinary to exotic. Thus, the price ranges from expensive to astronomical. Also, factor in the cost of installation, which is considerably higher. Unless money is no object, laminate flooring is the hands-down winner.

AESTHETICS
Arguably, hardwood is gorgeous. It is spectacularly beautiful to look at. Laminate flooring does have some limitations in that it may have artificial looking wood grain textures. However, advances in manufacturing is creating some truly stunning looking laminate floors. The aesthetic chasm is less wide than it used to be. But you don’t just look at it. You have to factor in durability.

DURABILITY
Wood floor is susceptible to scratching, can get damaged from excessive moisture and will show wear, especially in high traffic areas. Granted, hardwood floors can be refinished (which you can’t do with laminate floors) but this is costly and should NOT be done by anyone other than a professional.

Conversely, laminate wood flooring is made from pressed wood it is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wears better than hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is also easier to clean on a routine basis.

So, ask yourself: how much foot traffic will I have?; do I have children or pets?; will it be in a room(s) where things will be potentially dropped on the floor? (i.e. kitchen)

Bottom line, investing in new flooring is a huge decision. We are here to assist you in choosing the right flooring for you.

Contact us today for a FREE estimate.
Bert Randeen – 310.328.8600