When diving into the crucial factors that come together to form a property, it is evident that there is some sort of interconnection. From beams to columns to slabs to subfloors to floor and up until the roof, everything depends on each other.
Thus, the durability of each factor is going to have a significant impact on each other. In prolonging the sustainable lifespan of your floors, you can always implement strategic tactics. In this read, we will look at some of the factors that affect the durability of your floors so that you’d know where your priorities should be at.
Improper weight distribution
Any material has a maximum point of weight-bearing per unit area. But the more the area is, and better the weight distribution is, the lesser would be all sorts of warping and buckling. It can be quite a task to stop the buckling and warping once it startsbecause of the interconnectedcharacteristic. Thus, you should pay extra attention to a better weight distribution with the help of a qualified interior designer depending on the seriousness of the project.
Exposure to harmful chemicals
Most timber-based flooring solutions have been seasoned with special chemicals and conditions not to act as conventional wood. But even with layers and layers of proofing, exposure to some liquid chemicals can heavily damage the materials. This is the reason why some of the floor cleaning chemicals specify the nature of the floors on which they can be used on. Thus, acknowledging your cleaning staff or being aware of the circumstances would surely help you to extend the healthy lifespan of your floors.
Excessive heat absorption
The nature of the atmosphere to which the flooring is exposed will always have a significant effect on the durability of the floors. In fact, even the most sophisticated timber-based floors could easily expand and contract with the fluctuation of the atmosphere.
Unavoidable (and avoidable) moisture
It’s not too long ago that the world discovered a clothing material that doesn’t wet; the degree of wetting or moisture absorbing, or transportation is a matter of a scientific phenomenon called the contact angle. Most of the flooring materials except for extremely expensive marble, tend to absorbmoisture. This permeability of water through the floor paves the way to long-term seepages. This takes a direct toll on not only the flooring but also the overall structure as well.
This is where the benefits of hybrid flooring come to the recuse. Manufactured with the best qualities of both laminate and vinyl flooring these new third-generation flooring materials have become the most popular type of flooring in Australia. With their heat-resistant, anti-bacterial and stain-resistant properties, and 100% water-resistant quality, most of the durability complications will be resolved by default. That’s the kind of long-term investment that you should look forward to.
We should always be wise enough to accept sophisticated solutions such as hybrid or loose lay. The sooner we notice their superiority, the wiser our investments would be.