Flooring

Residential and commercial flooring of any materials

 

There are endless possibilities for residential flooring. It is important to match the right floor with the needs of your family. Characteristics to consider are high traffic areas, pet-friendly, kid-friendly, dramatic looks, and environmental consciousness. The completed project will include the floor that meets your needs, fits your budget, and sets the style of your home.

United Installs’ specialty is flooring. Many years of experience with flooring styles and brands offer valuable guidance when making your flooring selection.

Residential

Carpet

There is nothing like the feeling of soft and lavish carpet under your feet. Carpet flooring provides a comfortable and safe place for kids to play and could reduce the risk of injury during a fall. Carpet is known to require more maintenance than vinyl or tile, but it far surpassed the others when it comes to sound absorption, warmth and overall comfort.

Hardwood

Hard wood floors add an air of class, as well as structural strength. They remain to be the most popular flooring choice for those who value tradition the most. Hard wood floors give an elegant aesthetic and high-end look that offer the warmth, beauty and value of wood and never goes out of style. Hard wood floors are also very easy to clean as they do not accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris.

Choosing hard wood floors increases the value of your property. It is a great long-term investment and can actually become a strong resale argument, exceeding the initial installation cost of the floors. It also enables a faster sale and brings higher prices at the time of resale.

Engineered Wood

Once installed, an engineered wood floor can be difficult to distinguish from a solid plank floor. It brings the look of natural wood into a home at a more affordable cost. Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood, a well-made and correctly-installed wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long as you’re in your house.

Bamboo

Because Bamboo is harder than oak, it is more durable than most hardwood floor options in the market. It is the perfect choice for a highly durable, strong floor that can stand up to the use and abuse that animals and children can deliver. Bamboo (belonging to the grass family) has no wood grain because it is a fiber, so nothing will absorb into or stain the floor so it’s perfect for your commercial and residential projects. Bamboo flooring is the newest and most exciting floor choice so it will most likely be the only one of its kind on your block, making it a cutting edge style that will provide your home with a beautiful and unique decor.

Laminate

Laminate floors are extremely durable and attractive. They are scratch and stain resistant and ideally designed for areas with a high degree of foot traffic, especially by children and pets. This type of flooring is very easy to maintain and does not fade even in direct sunlight. It also enables a range of wood effects as well as stone, ceramic and other looks for the flooring. With the exception of carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home.

Tile

Ceramic flooring is a versatile architectural resource that can be employed in a variety of environments without having to worry about the constraints of water, stains, and design. Ceramic flooring is extremely tough and the tiles are difficult to crack. A quality installation can last for 10 – 20 years and longer if well maintained. If a single tile does crack due to a severe impact, the process of replacing that tile is relatively simple. Ceramic flooring is fairly easy to care for. Dirt, stains, and liquids all rest on the surface, allowing you to easily wipe or mop them away.

Vinyl

Vinyl is generally considered to be a highly durable material that, if properly installed and maintained, can last upwards of ten to twenty years. It is relatively easy to care for. You have to make sure that grit and dirt are kept swept free to maintain the surface of the floor. A well installed vinyl floor is almost impervious to water penetration, making this the perfect material for use in a bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, or other high moisture space in the home. Vinyl does not get cold in the winter, and is generally soft beneath your feet. Some vinyl sheets and tiles have a padded layer that can make walking on these floors even more pleasurable.

Commercial

Carpet

Carpet has many benefits when used for commercial applications. Carpet cushions footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries during falls. This is particularly helpful for youngsters at schools or the elderly at such facilities as hospitals or nursing homes.

Today’s carpet offers you a wide variety of choices in style, fiber makeup, and color. Besides style, carpet also plays an important functional role in indoor settings. Hospitality facilities can use carpet to provide directional clues that move people to the registration areas or elevators. In healthcare settings, carpet can help an area be soothing and provide emotionally healing. Carpet can also quiet computer labs in schools.

Hardwood

Hardwood flooring creates a warm, inviting atmosphere within the interior space of your business. Some businesses opt for a solid hardwood floor because this flooring type can be sanded and refinished multiple times, preserving the look and investment of your floor. All hardwood flooring requires a finish, which gives it a protective top coat while also providing shine and highlighting the beauty of the hardwood. Hard wood floors are also very easy to clean as they do not accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris.

Engineered Wood

Once installed, an engineered wood floor can be difficult to distinguish from a solid plank floor. Hardwood flooring creates a warm, inviting atmosphere within the interior space of your business. Hard wood floors are also very easy to clean as they do not accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris.

VCT

Modern vinyl floor tile is commonly chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. Vinyl tiles have high resilience to abrasion and impact damage. It can also be repeatedly refinished with chemical strippers and mechanical buffing equipment. If properly installed, vinyl tiles can be easily removed and replaced when damaged. Tiles are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns that very closely resemble wood, stone, terrazzo, and concrete.

LVT

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is an increasingly popular and exciting choice for facilities everywhere. LVT offers a unique visual and exceptional comfort with easy cleaning. Vinyl tile lends equal amounts of style and durability without maxing out your budget. Soft underfoot and essentially waterproof, vinyl flooring makes a perfect, smart choice for your facility. Durable, attractive, and affordable; luxury vinyl tile has the combination of attributes that you want, with the performance you deserve

Vinyl Plank

Vinyl flooring planks are highly durable, water-resistant, and give a great texture under your feet. Vinyl plank is known to be inexpensive and made to replace wood. It could be the perfect solution for a business owner looking to replace his flooring. Vinyl plank flooring may appear to be wood to the untrained eye. Manufactured to come in standard sizes common to wood floors, it is carefully machined to create a seamless appearance once installed while maintaining the durability of the product. A popular addition is a satin urethane coating which protects the floor from dirt and scuffs. There are other finishes that offer either a high or low gloss shine.

Concrete Polishing

Polished concrete is hardworking, low maintenance, versatile, and affordable. Decorative cutting and dyes have made the floors even more attractive and unique.  Polished concrete can sometimes be mistaken for marble; it is so smooth and attractive. Transforming concrete into a smooth and decorative surface for flooring requires treating it with a concrete densifier, a chemical that is applied over the concrete surface to fill the pores. Once the surface is prepared and dried, it is then ground with grinding tools that get progressively finer to achieve the desired finish.

For those wondering what the difference is between concrete and cement, the answer is that cement is a component of concrete: sidewalks are made of concrete, not cement.