Karndean, Altro, Polyflor or Amtico for your floor? – Part 2

Anyone reading this article without reading the previous article will probably wonder what I am babbling about. So, just to recap. During the process of buying vinyl flooring, I had been asked about Karndean, Altro, Polyflor and Amtico, also the question of how I would like to complete the desired effect on my floor. There are any number of effects that can be incorporated into your vinyl tile floor. We…

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Karndean, Altro, Polyflor or Amtico for your floor? – Part 1

I thought the decision as to what type of flooring came easily, Wrong, What type or make of floor? Aren’t they all the same? Wrong, there are any number of makes of manufacture, Karndean, Altro, Polyflor and Amtico to name but a few. When you are not a flooring expert, this question can seem to be nonsense, because to me the obvious answer was that once the vinyl tiles or…

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What’s lurking under your carpets?

When you move house it is important to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum. As we moved into our new house in rural Dorset, just to the north of the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch conurbation. We knew that all the carpets had been replaced in the last year or two. New carpets or flooring was a cost we were glad that we would not need to immediately incur. Carpets…

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Floor Screed Moisture Level Testing

A digital hygrometer stuck to the floor for a minimum of 24 hours, confirms and accurately measures the moisture levels present in the subfloor. If the reading is below 75% RH (below 65% for wood flooring), then a resilient floor covering can be installed. (RH relative humidity, is a percentage measurement of the moisture vapour in the concrete slab). If the reading is above this but lower than 92% RH, then it…

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