SoCal Removal your Dana Point Flooring Expert
Like the look of wood without the Expense?
Wood flooring cost is most definitely at the upper end. Luckily, many materials have now taken on the look of hardwood. As a renovation expert, SoCal Removal will be happy to discuss the advantage of each. If you want the hardwood appeal throughout, tile with the look of hardwood is recommended for areas with plumbing such as the bath and kitchen. Andre, certified in water damage restoration has seen far too many expensive Dana Point hardwood floors destroyed by a water leak. His recommendation of the use of tile in these areas have never wavered.
Laminate a great alternative to more expensive materials
Another possibility is laminate for your flooring renovation. Less expensive and a wide selection of colors make it a great alternative for living areas. Laminate is a great imitator. It is almost chameleon like taking on the look of much more expensive flooring types such hardwood and tile at a fraction of the cost.
Perfect as a low cost alternative, laminate has a number of advantages as SoCal Removal points out. In addition to a low price point, the material doesn’t fade and the installation cost is reduced since it generally can be installed over existing flooring. It is also perfect for the Dana Point rental property allowing for easy maintenance and inexpensive replacement cost.
There are still challenges however when working with laminate in your Dana Point flooring rehabilitation. First, moisture is its greatest enemy and before installation the concrete flooring must be dry. This is critical in the Dana Point beach environment. The suggestion is 60 days of cure from lumber yard time prior to installation which may need to extended in Dana Point. When a hardwood flooring is delivered to a jobsite it needs time to aculeate with the natural humidity of the environment before installation which typically can take at least 24-48 hours depending on the type of flooring and the porosity of the wood.
Even more critical is to insure the flooring is level and on a plane sub straight. A licensed contractor like Andre Abajian will insure there are be no bumps or imperfections providing you many years of enjoyment to come.
Concrete-a new flooring trend
For a new modern look concrete floors in the home may be the answer. Polished concrete floors pros and cons are similar to the ones noted with laminate. This is an excellent solution for the moisture Dana Point environment.
The pros include its economic cost, style varieties, and sustainability. It is estimated the cost of polished concrete floors is about half of hardwood. There are innumerable stains available which account for its wide selection and price variances. Andre and SoCal Removal will insure the drying process is complete prior to placing on the finishing touches.
The cons demonstrate why a professional such as Andre Abajian should be called upon to do the work. Just as with laminate, prior to staining moisture must be all but eliminated. Proper personal protective equipment must be used along with proper ventilation. From a quality of life perspective, be aware that concrete flooring echoes loudly and there is nothing to break a fall which could lead to injury.
Experience with all flooring materials
SoCal Removal stays abreast on the latest flooring trends and has years of experience with the remediation and the installation of any type of flooring. Over a decade of experience has been earned on the successful, clean installation of materials such as hardwood, tile, laminate and stone materials.
A major concern in any flooring renovation, especially one such as Dana Point with the beach climate, is to insure it is completely dry prior to installation. How dry is dry? Andre Abijian can answer the question. Can you?
Regardless of the material, from affordable to high end marble, slate, bamboo or quartz flooring, SoCal Removal will professionally project manage the job. Andre Abajian , a licensed General Contractor, will be happy to discuss your flooring renovation at 949-446-0000. He is looking forward to your call.