What is the best flooring underlay to use?

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Underlay, or underlayment, is the layer of material that separates a floating floor from the subfloor. Different underlays serve different purposes but generally, a good quality underlay should assist in providing an even and solid surface to install on, provide moisture protection from the screed below, and offer good noise reduction by absorbing the sound of footsteps when walking on the floor.

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Why pay more when you can get it done for less

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A flooring company is only as good as its installations. A company can sell the greatest flooring products at the cheapest prices, but if they can’t install them properly, they will end up costing you more time and money than what it would have cost you, should you have chosen a professional and reputable company in the first place.

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Choose the right hardwood flooring and finish

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Thanks to its attractive colouring, figuring and durability properties, European Oak remains a firm favourite among designers and clients.

To give clients even more control and flexibility over the final look and feel, Finfloor offers FinOak unfinished flooring.

As the name suggests, this product is commonly referred to as “untreated”, “unfinished” or “natural” flooring and requires finishing on or off site, giving you the ultimate versatility in choosing the look and finish of your floor. After being machined, the surfaces of the boards are left in their raw state and therefore require a coating before being exposed to foot traffic.

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Waterproof laminate flooring

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Now and then we’ll receive an inquiry on waterproof laminate flooring which if you have any knowledge of flooring may know doesn’t exist. At least not in the form of traditional laminate flooring which consists of the wear layer, a design layer, a wooden composite core made of high-density fibreboard and a watertight backing layer. We are not referring to another product that sometimes gets confused with laminate flooring called luxury vinyl flooring or LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) and sometimes even laminated vinyl.

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New range of Kronotex Exquisit, Mammut now available from Cape Flooring

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We’re excited to announce that the new 2016 ranges of Kronotex laminate flooring have landed in South Africa, and is now available from Cape Flooring.

The new Exquisit range offers a large selection of carefully selected decorations of different natural wood looks that are impressively realistic. Kronotex Exquisit is the perfect choice of laminate flooring for the price-minded individual who is not willing to accept anything less than high quality, European laminate flooring.

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The difference between good and bad quality laminate flooring

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In this article, we’ll look at what sets a good quality and cheap laminate flooring product apart. When considering purchasing new laminate flooring, consider these points carefully as you may end up being very disappointed with a floor that was sold to you “as good as” but at half the price.

There are many quality factors that one should consider when buying laminate flooring and finding the right “colour” should be the last item on your list when choosing which make or brand to install.

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New 2015 – 2017 Egger laminate flooring range

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We’re excited to announce that the new range of Egger laminate flooring is now available from Cape Flooring.

Below is an excerpt from the Egger Press release.

“Always up to date“: EGGER’s new laminate flooring collection brings together a multitude of cutting-edge decors with technical innovations and comprehensive service.

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How to correctly install click luxury vinyl flooring

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Click luxury vinyl flooring is an easy to install, synthetic flooring solution that is becoming increasingly popular. It’s not without its flaws, though. In some cases, it’s an excellent flooring solution but only when installed correctly and in suitable areas where temperatures are moderate and that get no direct sunlight. If installed incorrectly or in areas that are not suitable for click luxury vinyl, such as hot, sunny areas, it is a nightmare and could buckle and come apart completely in a short space of time. Not a pretty sight only days after you spent money on a very expensive product.

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Laminate Flooring Prices

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Laminate flooring prices in Cape Town varies based on the make of the product and also where the importers are based. You will pay less for laminate flooring that is shipped directly to Cape Town or for a product that is warehoused locally compared to a product that requires additional shipping from Durban or Johannesburg. Most popular ranges of laminate flooring available in South Africa are however also available in the Western Cape.

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How to choose the best flooring for your home

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One of the first things homeowners should know when they start shopping around for flooring is which floors are best suited for their property. Many would have seen an advert in a magazine, heard about a new type of flooring from a friend or have physically seen it installed somewhere and have already been sold on a certain type of floor.

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