WHICH PRODUCT SUITS YOU BEST?
Disclaimer: This matrix is merely a guideline of our products in general. Some of our carpets are less prone to staining due to their yarn component. Some laminates do have water resistant capabilities and a few of our LVT’s have insulation material on their backing to improve their noise factor. For these reasons we suggest you also consider the flooring guide icons and the maintenance guide for each product before making a final decision. Remember our trained sales professionals are available to assist you in making the right choice.
PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES TO GUIDE YOU IN YOUR CHOICE
While we advocate that all carpets should be installed following the Healthier Living principles, not all members are equipt to apply this application. Check with the sales consultant that they provide this service.
Carefully removing old carpet to prevent microbes and allergens becoming airborne.
Debugging bare floor using high filtration vacuum cleaner.
Spraying Bioguard Pro for long term protection.
Installing Spillguard waterproof underlay as a protective barrier against topical stains.
Installing new carpet on foundation, offering lasting protection against microbes and allergens. For more information on Healthier Living please click here.
It is not only whether the flooring is made from a natural material but how it’s made that determines its greenness. Stain proof/colourfast flooring (particularly carpets) are better for the environment than post-dyed ranges because they use dry manufacturing processes that make them water-wise as well as easy to clean. Some yarns that use dry manufacturing processes provide insulating benefits and present an attractive way of saving on heating and electricity bills, while the low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) levels and anti-allergenic benefits keep the air you breathe clean and safe.
Laminates and Wood Flooring
If you choose wooden floors, it is vital to make sure the wood comes from a sustainable forest. Look for hardwood flooring where the timber has been derived from forests with accredited sustainability certification schemes – ideally with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo. Some oak floors are finished with VOC-free WOCA Denmark oils. These finishes do not contain harsh solvents, and all raw materials are sourced from companies that certify that their resources are renewable and have strong recycling policies
Avoid the misuse and indiscriminate stripping of natural rain forests, due to the lesser usage of material used. Most decorative laminates are primarily manufactured using harvested wood and wood waste, making them fully bio-degradable and safe with very low smoke emission values. The sustainability of these products is based on the awareness of the manufacturers having to comply with very tight controls, especially in the European and south East Asia producers, where the environmental controls or infringements are strictly enforced.
Suitable for high traffic areas and highly durable.
Cost effective flooring that is easy to clean and maintain.
Suitable for offices and low traffic areas. Easy to maintain.
Factors to consider when choosing the covering for the stairs: shape of the staircase, cleaning/ maintenance and safety. Safety is a priority when it comes to stair coverings and should not be slippery. The flooring material accommodates the shape of each riser. One wide plank that covers the entire riser must be used.
Suitable for high traffic areas e.g. living rooms and kitchens.
Suitable for low traffic areas in homes e.g. bedrooms and studies.
Good conductor of heat. Conserves heat. Safe to use for underfloor heating.
Uniformly sized, shaped and totally self-contained. When it comes to replacing them, they are interchangeable pieces. Easy installation.
5 YEAR WARRANTY
The manufacturer provides a 5-year guarantee against latent defects in the manufacturing of the carpet.
15 YEAR WARRANTY
The manufacturer provides a 15-year guarantee against latent defects in the manufacturing of the carpet.
UV-resistant flooring is formulated to withstand ultra-violet rays (UV rays) that emanate from the sun and some man-made lighting. UV light can cause floors to discolor and fade and over time become brittle and fail. UV-resistant flooring comes in both indoor and outdoor applications, including parking decks.