Posted on December 14, 2018
We were commissioned with a new flooring project for Bellway Housing, a large-scale property company that builds quality new homes both nationally and in Essex, including Chelmsford, Rochford, Harlow, and Witham areas. For Bellway, impeccable attention to detail is at the forefront of every development, so our high standards of service and quality at Southend Flooring were a perfect fit.
Unlike many main high street flooring companies, we offer full-house flooring including staircases, bathrooms and kitchens, and all are fully covered with our warranty. So, our flooring specialists were delighted to be tasked with covering this whole property from roof to ground!
With a simple plain shell of a new build, we were responsible of giving this property a lot of character! So, while looking to give an authentic and warm feeling to the house, we wanted to also protect from the future wear and tear of furniture and – of course – cohabitants! Combining modern living with a traditional style, we chose a thick 12mm laminate flooring that combined with a deep and warm brown oak effect. At the same time as enriching the house with style and charm, we knew this laminate flooring would ensure a clean and sustainable finish for long-term longevity.
Why choose laminate flooring over hardwood flooring? As a natural product, real wood flooring can be hard to maintain, and can be costlier in the long-term. Unlike hardwood flooring – being made from real wood – laminate wood-style flooring is synthetic and made up from multiple layers. However, because of its premium quality, our laminate flooring still offers an authentic finish that gives the same effect of that of real wood flooring we desire. The end result is that you have a long-lasting high-gloss finish.
So, if you have a smaller budget, go for laminate flooring! It is easy to clean and maintain and will be fully waterproof, making it ideal for both bathrooms and utility rooms. In this project, we were able to cover the whole house, all wet-rooms covered, with this pristine wooden style.
As a high-traffic area, we also had to ensure the staircase had a finish that was consistent with the rest of the property. Plus, with supplementary anti-slip stair nosings adding a safety ridge to each stair, these provided an even more unique style and flair to the home. Also, check out the matching brown shoes!
There’s no need for cold feet with Southend Flooring. We know solid floors can chill quite quickly, particularly those floors at ground level and wet areas, so we went even further to add an underlay of heat insulation, so to keep this house warm and insulated.
Got your own flooring project in mind? Be that a whole build, or a tricky staircase, or a heated insulated underlay, be sure to contact us and we’ll be able to advise and help. You can also call us direct on 01702 623 176.