Laminate Flooring for Your Basements

Basement is the foundation of the building. The floor of basement is the heart and soul of the entire building. For this reason, the floor should be strong and it should act like a savior of the house. Many a house have no moisture protective barrier, most of the old houses which can hinder ground water. The ratio of water and soil may vary to different countries. Considering the location, laminate flooring is compatible to most places due to its high density water resistant board. What you fear for hardwood flooring, that if the moisture leaks beneath it starts to damage. Then you need to repair the whole floor of basement and shifting furniture to upward floor is a nuisance. Laminate floor is consisted of six layers. It has a strong external layers infused with resin and its core is made with fiber boards and wooden planks which does not soak moisture. So there is no chance of swelling in laminate floor.

Manufacturers now presents laminate floor with various designs and patterns. You can choose different shades of planks in affordable prize. It can mimic the appearance of stone or concrete floor and hardwood floor both. You get more user friendly features spending a lower price than these flooring. You can not differentiate its warm touch with natural wood. With laminate floor you can groom your basement room more acoustic. It is a pleasure when you arrange a gathering in your house on any festive or other occasion, your basement floor supports you a lot to fulfill the purpose. Also you do not think about the de-pigmentation, as this floor can stand up more wear and tear compared to Hardwood and vinyl flooring. Gathering an enormous people will not trouble to your home now. Because laminate floor can bears a lot of footfalls and high heels of women in stiletto does not ruin the floor.

Maintenance is easy. Vacuuming is the best for laminate. Even regular mopping can enhance its shine. You do not worry about the water spills too. Its uppers layer has high plasticity which does not allow water to penetrate. Shifting your furniture will be easy with the laminate floor as it has scratch resistant formula. Even in inclement weather laminate planks does not expand due to its intertwined fiber board and planks. It does not extend like natural wood. If your house is located at a high adversity location where drainage system is poor and your basement plunges into water due to high rainfall, then laminate floor gives you the solution. Add a vapour barrier before installing the laminate.

Another good aspect is that, this floor is easy to install. Modern laminate floor has interlock system. It features the easy and fast fitting of planks as in jigsaw puzzle. You do not need to glue or sand it. In case the plank is damaged, you can replace only the damaged plank instead of re-installing.

Why Wooden Floor is Best for Your Studio?

As we know sound of wooden floor is more natural, it is best for recording room of musicians, vocalists and instrument players. Wood absorbs the hollow sounds and vibrations from outsides. If you see the photos of studios, 99.9% of them are made of wood or a substitute of hardwood. But Hardwood floor costs huge and you need to put more effort and money to maintain it. Moreover Hardwood floor is a soft target for worms and termites. Understanding the location of the studio you need to decide which flooring will suit your budget and Utilization. If your studio is located near railway station or metro railway, you need to cover your floor with hardwood. Otherwise, Laminate floor is applicable for a recording studio. Though it occupies some terms and conditions. Suppose your studio is on the first floor of a building. So the footfalls make hollow sounds and create noise which makes your studio goes in vein.

The solution to this problem is so cost effective. You need to hire an expert who will float the floor replacing a resilient sublayer under the laminate. As studio gets more wear and tear than a regular home, carpets gets tattered by rough use. Recording studios need more calm and serene environment. In the other hand it gets more motions in small spaces due a list of necessary equipments, music instruments, a group of musicians and instrument players. Laminate floor is a so-so choice to avoid this cacophony. The reflective surface of laminate floor can bring pitfalls to your working experience. You can choose High density laminate floor (HDF Floor) to overcome this ordeal of sound reflection.

To give a good acoustic treatment within your budget you can embrace high quality carpets on your laminated floor. The worst thing of carpet is, it only absorbs the mid and high frequencies, leaving the low frequencies. Also you need to cover the wall with wooden cladding to make it sound proof. When budget is an issue, take help from an expert. He will guide you where to install laminate floor and where hardwood and carpets. Such as applying laminate floor in heavily traffic areas, using carpet where people seldom goes, installing hardwood where the recording is done.

Laminate Flooring to Decorate the Office Resident

With the digitalization of India new start-up companies are evolving around every big and small cities. Budget is a big issue for new entrepreneur. Naturally they look for low cost, low maintenance decoration for their office. In other hand they need to incorporate sophistication in their flooring, cladding of walls and doors, understanding the property and the business. Considering this fact, laminate flooring is apt for their office.

Work-place plays a vital role in the mind of the employees and the owners too. This is the place where they spend most of the time awakened and office ambience helps them to create something innovative and outstanding related to their task. By this way the office décor generates the growth of business. Obviously the floor is heart of the business suit which reflects the whole designing.  Offices now adopt revolving chairs to reduce the pressure in neck and make your movement comfortable. Then why not adopting a floor which gives relief to your knees and hips?  Concrete floors are too hard to damage young knees and hips. Hardwood boards would impact on the pocket of the investor, so embracing laminate floor is best way to be benefited financially and physically.

In aesthetical sense laminate flooring too appeals to the eyes of modern man, and generations past. It can emulate the effect of real hardwood flooring and its wooden sub-layers produce the sound of hardwood floor while walking. Also it can mimic a variety of look you want to implant in your floor. The Good quality Laminated floor has a deep interlock system with the fiber board inside it which resist moisture or damping in inclement weather. Laminated floor are compatible with busy work environment, as there are high chances of traffic. Though most of the brands share their testimonial of high durability, the precaution should be taken before damage. If any scratch or stains are seen on the surface, the affected plank is need to be replaced. You do not need to repair the whole floor. Instead you are able to cure it partly as it is designed with interlock between planks side by side. Though exposure to direct Sunlight all the time is not good but sometimes it needed to prohibit the worm attack. Compared to Hardwood floor the best thing about laminate flooring is, The UV rays of sun does not create yellowish effect.

Good laminate flooring can adopt the acoustic feature of hardwood which absorbs the hollow sound and vibrations of outside. It is helpful in creating an office environment. The expense of maintenance is in affordable price. Laminate floor is eco-friendly because it is consist of organic materials which is recyclable. It weighs lower than the hardwood or concrete floor which saves the cost of transport.

Design Your Dream Home with Laminated Flooring

your long-Waited wish of buying a new home comes true. Naturally it is very dear to you. You will do everything special for your house. You will decorate your home from top to bottom to adore it more and get appreciations from guests and neighbours. No drawback will be found when giving attention to every nook and corner of your room. Flooring is the major concern while designing the home of your dream. Laminate flooring is now in-thing in fashion and choice. There are some suggestions regarding laminated flooring for your dream house.

Superior in Functioning :

It has a resistant power to negate the scratches and the effect of water and sun due to its sandwich layers. It is composed of basically four layers. The hard external layer, Designing layer, the resin coated soul layer and the back layer. As it is covering the floor of your dream house, then it’s durability is a significant concern. Laminated flooring can bear the wear and tear of your day-to-day life. You do not have to be anxious about the scratches by the push-toys of your kids, nail of your pet and also do not have to fret on wearing pencil-hills on the floor.

Design the Floor Drawing Room :

Drawing room is the rendezvous of the family members at the end of the day when they enjoy television shows together. It is a place of relaxation after the day’s toil. So designing of drawing room should be made considering the ideas of domestic atmosphere. Visualize some are in half seated position in the sofa and some are scattered on the floor. Do your eyes stick to the floor? Yes it is the heart and soul of your drawing room. It determines the overall décor of your home.
If you plan for a large drawing room with less furniture, then choose a dark color for your floor. It will give your floor a dramatic effect. Installing laminated flooring for your drawing room will increase the popularity among the friend circle and any gathering, because laminated flooring is perfect for performance of dance, drama, music, instrument or any entertainment.

Design the Floor of Bedroom :
Is your bedroom adjacent with furniture? Then selecting a light color for your floor will be the smart choice. Light color of floor helps to illuminate the room with small space and size. Contrast the color of floor with the furniture and walls instead of mixing it. Coating of the same color will fade the effect of the color. Bedroom is the place of peace, as well as your creativity. So you can adopt shades and texture of variations for floor according to your choice.

Design the Floor of Your Kitchen :

The ladies of your house spend most of the time in kitchen. You should show empathy for them while designing your kitchen room. Laminated Flooring offers different shades and color pallet. Engage your lady-love to choose the floor color. Avoid choosing off-white or light shades in kitchen. Otherwise stains of cooking on the floor will be visible. It is highly suggestive to choose design and texture of tiles which is creative and can hide the stains.

Design the floor of your bathroom :

Bathroom or washroom is a place where you need to incorporate a nourishing and rejuvenating feeling. In order to add a Spa-like mood to your bathroom, install the texture of stone. Select Natural color of ceramic and stone.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Are you installing laminate flooring in your home? This blog will give you simple guidance how to maintain it without hurting much your pocket. A good maintenance will ensure its durability and ensure the glow of your floor. Go through the guidance first and after applying these do a white-socks test on your floor.

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Avoid Water

Using too much water will create effect on the glow of your floor. Avoid any water or liquid mixture, as water drips between the layers of laminated floor. Then the planks swell. It ruins the aesthetic quality of the laminated floor showing bubbles on the surface. Nobody expect an uneven surface in laminated floor. Moreover water between the plank layers can make it damage. If water drops on your floor, then let it be soaked naturally. But avoid overusing of water.

Sweeping is Void

Sweeping does not impact on laminated floor, as the surface of your floor has a plastic finish. Instead of sweeping use a vacuum clear or dry dust mop. A traditional broom lagged behind the corrosive substances and when these get mix with the water from the mop, it will mess the floor.

Use Baking Soda

Sometimes stains of paint, oil, coffee is too hard to remove. Prepare a paste of baking soda with regular home cleaner and apply to the affected area. Keep it for 5-6 minutes. Rinse it with a soft cotton-ball. Instead you can use a baby toothbrush to scrub the area, if the stain is too deep. Otherwise you can leave the paste overnight to get best result.

Use Nailpolish Remover

Use acetone-base nailpolish remover on the stains like oil-paint, ink, nailpolish. Use it with a cotton ball and rub the stains. It can help to remove any spot fro fabric.

Buff the Floor

To get best result, use buffing rags. A microfiber mop is a smart solution. The swivel heads of microfiber mop help to move every nook and corner of your floor to pick the dust particles easily. It soaks less water compared to the regular mops.

Protect the Floor

A prevention is always better than cure. So taking a few precautions will keep your floor evergreen for a longer time. Do not expose it to the sun directly. Use thick window covers that obstructs the direct sun ray coming in. Do not open the window in inclement weather. Keep it protected from rain drops and fogs.

Five Innovative Ideas to Beautify Your Home

Is your home decoration is challenged? Are you feeling bore to choose same designs you are accustomed with years? Then cultivate these five innovative ideas of home designing. Here I will discuss about the wooden flooring and cladding in your home, as wood can be paired with any other substances. The best thing about wood is, you can give it any shape to anywhere in your home, it will furnish your home.

Wood Cladding in Ceiling

Ceiling is rarely a noticeable part in your room but it can impact to the overall designs. Applying wooden cladding to the ceiling embossed in dark glued color gives your room the classic look of Tudor age. Adding a lowered hanging light will enhance the effect of ancient palace. The color of light should be matched with the home color. Drawing geometric shapes in the wooden cladding of your ceiling will attract the eyes of your guest definitely, but it depends upon the size of your room.

Wooden Cabinets, Flooring, Cladding in the Kitchen

Kitchen is the place where the ladies of your home spend most of the time. They cook and prepare dishes for the family regularly.  So decorating a kitchen with woods motivates them and releases their irritation of monotonous work. If you are a fitness freak then wooden floor is beneficial for your health too. It’s acoustic environment helps you to work with a relax mood. If you are not installing wooden floor for your kitchen, You can make it more innovative by purchasing wooden cabinets and cupboards to store the utensils and other ingredients of cooking.

Cladding on the Door

Appearance of door plays an important role in creating impressions in visitor’s mind. Adding a designer wooden door to your home will hurt your pocket a little but it will enhance the look of your entrance. High quality designer wood can Provides you style as well as protection of your room.

Cladding on the Wall

If your home becomes old apply wooden cladding to modernize its look. Wooden cladding has a royal appeal which absorbs the gloominess in your room. You will no longer feel monotonous between the four squares.  Moreover, it helps you to cover the flaws in your wall. If you have children, you would experience the natural tendency of them to draw on the wall. When you wish to renovate your home, You can hide the drawing with with wood cladding without expense much.

Flooring

Wooden floor is now adopted by homeowners for its moderate look. Considering the expense and maintenance, Laminate flooring is preferable. With the modern printing technology Laminate flooring mimics every looks and designs real hardwood finish, concrete slabs, ceramic tiles, bamboo or cork finishing.

Know About Embossed HDF BOARD of Action Tesa

HDF board is basically high density fiber board ranges a density of 600-1450 kg/m³. It is widely appreciated for its strength, durability and affordability. Apart from that the product is eco-friendly, it holds the paints and curving and easy to handle because of its light weight. Action Tesa has launched an eccentric set of HDF Board apt for walls, ceiling and cladding of modern home. It projects a contemporary look on modern home decoration. Also, it indicates an acoustic improvement in the ambience of home.

Wallpaper :

Each room has different identity and vibe created by the homeowner’s personal choice. Though aesthetic beauty is significant, the décor of every room should be done keeping in mind the functionality of the room. After a hectic journey when you relax on your drawing room sofa or go to your bed after a day’s toil, the wall of your home communicates with you. They greet you with a warm inviting tone. Your walls are the one with whom you share your thought. They nourish your dream. They make you feel comfortable in their cosy-cocoons. Now wooden panel on the wall is latest in home decoration. Action Tesa launches Embossed HDF Board apt for your wallpaper. The raw embossed HDF wooden panel splashes into multiple colors and shades.

Ceilings :

Action Tesa HDF Board panel ceiling protects your room from moisture because the product has a solid core which is interlocked with fiber materials. So it neither absorbs water, nor expands. Wooden panel absorbs the hollow sounds and add an acoustic flavor to your room by reducing reverberation. Action Tesa embossed HDF board enhances the look of your ceiling. Action Tesa offers you 1)Pre-lam colored HDF panel @ Rs 1000 (for a sheet of 8ft x 4ft) & raw embossed HDF @ Rs 1000 (for a sheet of 8ft x 4ft). According to your selection of design and range of affordability Action Tesa will decorate your ceiling with Embossed HDF Pannel.

Cladding :

Cladding of door shutters, cupboards, Exterior walls is hot in fashion. Where wooden finish is so popular in the market, certainly the price is high. Action Tesa gives you solution of cladding with embossed HDF Board. It can mimics the textures of bricks, stones, ripples, geometric shapes, natural bark laminated in the wood of Highland Pine, Oak Cherry and Cambridge Oak. Embossed Hdf cladding will add warmth to your home saving your expenses from Hardwood cladding. Also it is durable and does not get damage by seasonal effect.

Benefits of Laminated Flooring for Kids

If you are prone to elegant flooring as well as fear about the wear and tear of daily life due to your children or toddler, laminate flooring is the suitable option for you. There are some pull-up factors I mentioned for you.If you are prone to elegant flooring as well as fear about the wear and tear of daily life due to your children or toddler, laminate flooring is the suitable option for you. There are some pull-up factors I mentioned for you.

Durable

When you have children in your family, Your floor can be scratched due to push toys, shifting of furniture. Even your little girl can fell your nail-polish in the floor. Even children have a tendency of drawing their favourite image on the walls and even they do not give space to your floor. The positive aspect of this laminate flooring is it’s durability. It is resistant of scratch, stains, and dent.

Easy to Clean

You do not have to buy costly cleanser to wipe off your floor. Children mess the floor several times. As this floor is easy to clean, so you do not have to worry of cleaning. If the stain of nail-polish dries, just wipe out it with a drop of acetone in a cotton ball.

Apt for Playing

You can protect your child from bump and bruises by choosing laminate flooring. It takes care of your baby’s tender body. It is not hard like marble, hardwood or ceramics. Long lasting
The parents have a natural tendency to update their flooring after their child grown up. It is difficult to shift things and furniture when your kids are too little. They always need your attention. You have to do hard work fetching the bag and baggage from home to another place along with your children and their luggage. The good side of laminate flooring is it lasts for long time, approximately 25 years.

Easy Installation

Another attribute of Laminate flooring is – it is easy to install. If you think to re-install your flooring but turn back while thinking about the time consumption of installation. Now, not to worry about the laminate flooring. It will take 2-3 days to sit, whereas other flooring takes more than 10 days. It easily adjusts with the temperature.

Affordable

Parents have to think of their kid related expenses most before investing in any decoration. Lamination flooring has affordable price range. It will not stop them from investing.

Protect the Health of Children

If you have kids, before you purchase just think about the health issue due to flooring. Many flooring contains formaldehyde. Expert might prefer natural linoleum flooring. Though generally laminated flooring has a less chance of emission. The components are Eco-friendly and VOC free. It is non-allergic to your baby’s tender skin.

Helpful Tips to Install Laminate Flooring

Also known as floating wood tile, laminated flooring is multi-layer synthetic flooring product which is constructed in layers. Its inner layer is composed of fiber board materials and melamine resin and bottom layer is the “backing”. This bottom layer is designed to resist moisture. Being made of synthetic fibers, it is inexpensive than other types of natural flooring in the market. This flooring comes in various styles, designs and colors to match the décor of your home. Its various features such as easy to maintain, versatile and affordability makes it one of the main choices for flooring. Additionally, laminated wooden flooring’s installation is also very easy. Here are few tips to install laminate flooring like professional:

Remove Baseboard :

If room has shoe molding running along baseboard, remove it. Pull the baseboard with metal putty knife to prevent any damage to wall surface. Then carefully use thin pry bar. When nailing the shoe back into place, make sure to nail it to baseboard rather than flooring.

Undercut the Casing :

To fit new flooring neatly around doorways, it is compulsory to undercut or trim the door casings so that flooring will slip underneath. Spread a piece of rubber in front of the casing and then lay piece of plastic laminated flooring on the top. This will help to analyze how high to cut. Use handsaw, reciprocating saw or oscillating multi-tool to cut top of the flooring scrap. After this, vacuum up all the debris and dust.

Prepare the Subfloor :

Make sure that subfloor is perfectly level and tap down nail heads (if any). Also, remove paint or remnant glue with metal putty knife. Drive 2-inch drywall screw through the subfloor if there’s any noisy spot in the room.

Install Underlayment :

The thin rubber underlayment forms cushioning layer and moisture barrier under the plastic-laminated wooden flooring. There are various types of underlayment available, so make sure to use kind recommended by flooring manufacturer. Spread the underlayment from wall to wall, and cut it to length. A 4-foot-long drywall T square makes it is easy to cut. Make sure not to overlap the edges.

Rip the First Row :

Calculate the width of laminated flooring planks of first and last rows. It is important for various reasons such as floor will look better and balanced.  Here’s trick to calculate the width:

Take your room’s width and subtract 3/4 inch for expansion space, and divide by the width of one plank. That will give you estimation of full-width planks needed to cover the floor.

Use a tapping block :

The tongue-and-groove planks fit tightly together, so use tapping block when closing the joints. You can make own tapping block from scrap piece of hardwood, but to get better results use tapping block made especially for laminated wooden flooring.

Drop in the Last Row :

The easy way to install the last row of flooring is to snap together all the planks end-to-end. Next, tilt the entire row into place. Then align tongue-and-groove joint, and press down on last row.

Select the Right Color for Your Flooring

Your identity is not only stick to your fingerprint, but also your choices. For instance, your choice of colors reveals much about you. Everyone seeks appreciation secretly about one’s choice. Choice is a mini testimonial of your personality which one wants to send others indirectly. Choosing of your floor color is a major concern because floor is the centre of attention in your home. There are some certain factors to concern while choosing the floor color.

Contrast the Color

In an endeavour to make your room looks clutter-free you should not opt for colors which easily mix and match with the furniture’s color. Suppose a cupboard in your dining room has ivory finishing and you chose the similar color in your dining room’s flooring. Just Imagine, how it will look? It will seem that the cupboard’s legs are immersed in the floor. So choose the color of contrast while installing lamination flooring.

Consider the Size of the Room

Choose the color of your floor considering the size of your room. Are you cramping for spaces in your study room? If yes, then choose light color for floor like beige, off-white, It will reflect the light scattering into your room & the room will appear a bit larger. As deep colors absorb light, choose dark colors for dining room or art room which occupies vast space. While choosing Royal red will ignite your floor with a sophisticated finish.

Conceal the Scratches

Maximum brands promises that their flooring is scratch resistant, but you should take precaution from your side, as prevention is better than cure. Use mat-finish color in the high traffic zone where your pets and children plays or you frequently shift furniture. Use the texture in the high traffic zone. If any scratch occurs there it will appear as it was before.

Lighting of the Room

When you choose your floor color, think about the lighting of the room. A black floor with low lighting from the ground will give your room a dramatic shade. And a dark room, which has not enough windows will bloom when you opt for light colors for flooring along with a light hanging from the ceiling of the room. A mirror will enhance the brightness of the room and hence the small room will look larger when you set a mirror in the room.