Plastic flooring is cheap, easy to install and clean, plus it can an be ordered to look like traditional wood, marble, stone or pretty much any material you like! Plastic flooring is available to buy in tiles or in sheets, there is even a cushioned variety, which is soft and comfy like carpet. Plastic flooring is really quick and easy to install, which means it costs less to have it fitted, the product itself is relatively inexpensive too, with prices starting from around £10 per square metre. Maintenance is quick and painless, just regular sweeping and the occasional damp mop required for your flooring to remain in tip-top condition, with no need for wax or polish.
On the downside, it will begin to show signs of wear and tear after time, particularly if used to cover floors in an area with heavy foot traffic, but it is cheap and easy to repair. Plastic flooring is especially suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms as it is waterproof, impervious to damp and relatively hard wearing.
All you really need do is regularly sweep or vacuum your plastic flooring, keeping it free of dirt and general debris. Spillages can be cleaned up with a damp sponge and if the flooring starts to look a bit dull you can liven it up with a good polish. However make sure you do not use abrasive cleaning materials or strong detergents,as they can leave a dull film on your floor. Also avoid paste wax and solvent-based polishes, as these are abrasive to plastic and will eventually wear it down. the only other thing to watch out for is moving heavy furniture on plastic flooring, this can rip or tear the floor and ruin it. Place plywood flooring or use coasters on furniture legs first, then move the furniture to avoid damage.
Plastic flooring is relatively easy to fit if your floor is flat and smooth, however many simply do not have the time or inclination to fit themselves. Flooring specialists such as carpet fitters will be happy to lay plastic flooring for you. Simply contact several companies in your area to request written quotes, make sure you are dealing with reputable companies by asking for references and speaking to previous customers. laying plastic flooring is a quick job so even when getting a professional in the final price should not make your eyes water too much!
Rubber flooring is strong, stylish and versatile, with a host of practical benefits. Rubber offers durability in areas such as high traffic walkways, giving long term performance, ease of maintenance, acoustic absorbency, and comfort. Rubber resists bumps and scrapes, so retains its appearance over a long life, making rubber a cost effective floor covering option. Rubber also provides excellent sound absorption and is perfect for heavy duty applications in places like sports halls, leisure centres and other venues such as schools, libraries and offices. The attractive finish of rubber needs little maintenance and retains it's appearance over a long life, while being extremely hygienic and comfortable underfoot.