As simple as it can be, a good quality flooring product simply portrays 3 main characteristics: health, safety as well as giving homeowners and their family members a better home living and lifestyle — nothing dramatic at all.
These are basically the three factors a homeowner would need to look into when it comes to selecting the excellent quality flooring that will last for a longer period of time.
Ask the vendor directly whether the particular flooring has specific test reports or certifications to show that the flooring does no harm to human health. Make sure that the flooring is low in formaldehyde emission rate. The recommended EN Standard is E1 or E0 rating. Flooring with high formaldehyde emission would cause harmful effect especially to those with weak respiratory systems or immune systems.
Other than that, also check if the flooring is friendly for environmental health as well especially during disposal. It would be better if the floor product is disposable and would not cause any pollution or unnecessary landfill waste. The rule of thumb: always look for recommended eco-labels while shopping for your flooring.
Two basic specs you may need to look at is the slip resistant standard as well as the fire resistant standard. Such good quality flooring product has what it takes to ensure 100% safety whether the flooring is installed at homes or workplaces. Workplace safety has recently become one of the top concerns among employers in Singapore today. Hence, we need to always ensure that the flooring product used is of high safety standards. Some wood-embossed design flooring has an added advantage in ensuring a high resistance standard to slipping.
Slipping accidences could be avoided. It is always best to examine whether the flooring has a high level of impact resistance. This is to reduce the impact of injury should slipping accidents occur. Hence, homeowners should always ask for slip resistance test reports from their flooring contractors or interior designers whenever they are in doubt.
For A Better Living
Good quality flooring provides comfort to your feet. With the wide variety of designs and colours to choose from, homeowners today are able to create the specific interior design style they prefer. Coupled with the growing trend in using eco-friendly & stylish furnishing products, adding quality for a better home living is easily achievable for anyone.
New flooring entrants such as High End Resilient Flooring (HERF) creates a new trend especially for homeowners who are looking for indoor wood-design flooring that doesn’t need much or any maintenance at all.
In summary, finding a good quality flooring product is not dramatically complicated at all. All you need is to focus on these 3 simple aspects as in health, safety, as well as whether the overall design and feel of the flooring combined with your other furnishings give your home interior that appealing design and comfortable lifestyle.