Resilient flooring is one of the latest types of flooring products in the industry which is highly waterproof, termite-proof as well as of eco-sustainable. As there is a wide range of resilient flooring products in Singapore’s market with a variety of trademarked names, such as high end resilient flooring or luxury resilient flooring, it is important for home owners to understand the benefits of such resilient flooring products and how they might overlap. One common feature is that such flooring products use a patented click system (either Unilin or Valinge) for their installation and they can be simply grouped together as click resilient flooring.
Here are three other common benefits home owners can expect from resilient flooring in Singapore:
As the product is not made of wood or compressed wood, resilient flooring is naturally waterproof. Therefore such resilient flooring is often recommended for wet areas such as the kitchen, the laundry area, house basement, areas below air conditioners as well as the dry bathroom areas.
Another similar property for all resilient flooring products is their termite-proof feature. The flooring material is inedible for termites, and therefore good for home owners who are living near forested landed areas in Singapore.
The installation of resilient flooring products follow the surface contours of the sub-floor closely. What this means is that it does not create a hollow sound, but a silent subtle sound when stepped on.
Below are some other properties that differentiate a good quality resilient flooring from a normal quality resilient flooring.
A good quality click resilient flooring has at least a thickness of 5.0mm as well as a wear layer of 0.5mm. Such size and dimension contribute to a more solid feel for the flooring when stepped on.
All resilient flooring products are not scratch proof but the better quality ones have better scratch resistant properties. While home owners with pets can consider this flooring due to its easy maintenance and waterproof features, they have to know that such flooring is only scratch resistant. Good quality resilient flooring has a patented wear layer system to enhance the scratch resistant properties.
Good quality resilient flooring products are tested for high standards in terms of air quality. Therefore, home owners ought to look for resilient flooring products with accreditation such as FloorScore or other certifications in Singapore that certify better air quality standards.
Quality resilient flooring can be renewed and reused over and over again. This helps to save costs as well as create an eco renewable system for home owners. What this means is that home owners can bring along the resilient flooring when one changes property. Look for quality click resilient flooring with relevant eco labels.
Good quality click resilient flooring has relatively higher slip resistance as well as impact resistance. Therefore it enhances safety at home.
The Floor Gallery’s Eco Resilient Flooring has all the above properties of a good quality resilient flooring product, with a greater focus on eco friendliness in terms of the flooring’s production as well as usage. In summary, home owners have a wide variety of click resilient flooring choices to choose from in today’s market. Therefore, regardless of the numerous names given by flooring distributors on this type of flooring, it is important to choose the optimal quality of resilient flooring for their homes or commercial properties in Singapore.
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