Menu

Choosing perfect flooring for the store


About Me

Choosing perfect flooring for the store

We have a lovely clothing store that we need to keep looking great. It needs to create a sense of luxury but still be able to hold up to a lot of foot traffic being in a store. That's why we looked at new ranges of easy to clean carpets, rugs and other flooring options to keep the store looking really great all the time. This blog is full of plans and ideas related to flooring options that would suit commercial or retail spaces. It hopefully will be useful to store managers and shop fitters looking to expand their flooring option horizons.

Latest Posts

Three Crucial Considerations for Selecting Timber for Outdoor Decking
29 May 2018

If you are planning on installing new timber decki

Why Bamboo Flooring May Be the Best Choice for Your Home
5 April 2017

When your home needs new flooring, or you're havin

When to Have a Contractor Install New Flooring in Your Home
29 July 2016

Some options for new flooring are very easy for ho

Reasons to Switch to Synthetic Grass on Your Yard
29 June 2016

If you are a stickler for an attractive yard, then

Tips on How to Tile a Wetroom
29 June 2016

A wetroom is an open plan shower room that offers

Tags

Three Crucial Considerations for Selecting Timber for Outdoor Decking

If you are planning on installing new timber decking on your property, you should purchase the best wood for your building work. Typically, your choice of timber will determine the durability of the structure and its general appeal. If you are uncertain about the best lumber for your project, you should consider the factors below before purchase.

Durability

You should check the durability rating of different types of timber during the selecting of building materials. The durability refers to the lifespan of the wood under ideal circumstances. If the wood has a low durability rating, it will deteriorate naturally due to natural decomposition after some time. Ideally, you should choose hard or high-density lumber if you are looking for exceptional durability. For example, ironbark, jarrah and merbau are highly rated for durability because of their intrinsic hardness. However, you should note that these materials are difficult to work with and the material cost is quite high. You should have your wood vendor provide the specifications of the timber materials for thorough analysis. The specifications should include the durability rating of different types of wood.

Resistance

You should evaluate the ability of the available timber materials to resist degradation when exposed to adverse conditions. For instance, lumber is vulnerable to moisture and insects such as termites. However, the level of resistance will vary depending on the specific wood. It is essential to ensure that your selected wood can withstand adversities. You can choose hardwood materials with natural oils and insect repellent properties for the optimal performance of your deck. Unfortunately, these premium materials are expensive. If you would like to cut your deck building costs, you can choose softwood like pine. However, you should ensure the material is treated to resist the harsh outdoor conditions and potentially harmful pests.

Appearance

You should evaluate the appearance of different types of wood before purchasing timber for your outdoor deck. One of the important factors to think about is the colour of the lumber. Ideally, the shade of your building material should complement the design and colour scheme of your home. If you cannot find your preferred hue, you should consider the possibility of staining or colouring to achieve the desired effect. You should also examine the number and type of imperfections on the wood. Knots can give your decking character. However, if there are too many imperfections, the appeal of the deck will be compromised. Therefore, you must find the best balance for ideal aesthetics.