FAQs | Home Owners
When should I select and plan the floor covering?
The earlier the better - sometimes the choice of flooring is not considered at the early stages of the project, which can lead to costly overruns and problems. For example, the delivery time needed for your choice of floor may be much longer than you realise, and this needs to be factored in, and other contractors such as plumbers and builders notified.
How can I choose wisely?
Seek advice is first on the list from a specialist flooring contractor such as FloorArt. You can also gather ideas for choice from other clients; colleagues; architects; builders or word of mouth. . However, the most important thing to remember when choosing a floor covering is to take your time and plan well in advance.
How do I choose a suitable pattern or design?
The manufacturer catalogues, such as MARMOLEUM®, AMTICO® or Karndean will all have an extensive selection of ideas to inspire you. FloorArt can help guide you through these, to make a choice that suits your needs and your pocket.
How do I create a unique design?
Ask your contractor for advice as s/he will more than likely have an idea of what you need and where you can get it. Just get a plan of your area and copy it a few times and let your imagination go and you may be surprised at what you come up with.  Also, home improvement magazines, gardening magazines, flooring manufacturer’s websites, showrooms and display brochures are good places for further ideas. Then you just talk it over with your contractor to see if it is possible and how much it will cost. It’s your floor so put your stamp on it somehow.
I have a limited budget, how do I create something special that is affordable?
FloorArt can guide you with more economical choices that if used imaginatively will enable you to have a floor that will stand out.
The floor is very uneven, can this be fixed?
Yes, your contractor choosing and applying the right type and amount of floor levelling compound can remedy this for you.
How do I rectify a damp concrete floor?
This can be solved very successfully with the application of a surface damp proof membrane or DPM. This will need to be applied by your flooring contractor and involves applying a coat of DPM which is similar to floor paint. This seals the floor completely thereby preventing rising damp affecting your new floor covering. It should be overlaid with a 3mm layer of floor screeding compound before your new floor covering is installed. While this is the most common solution there are many others available which FloorArt will be happy to advise you on .
What can I do with a damaged concrete floor?
Your flooring contractor will be able to apply a 3mm layer of floor screeding compound over the entire area to be covered with new floor covering can repair damaged concrete floors. In extreme cases a second layer may be required.
What can I do with a damaged timber floor?
Damaged timber floors can be prepared by fixing a layer of 6mm plywood over the floor before installing new floor covering. This is a minimum requirement on all timber floors. . In the case of very badly damaged floors you may need to lay 9mm plywood or even replace some of the damaged boards. Even new timber boards will need a minimum of 6mm plywood to ensure you have a good finish for your floor covering
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