Does your floor look like it´s in a 1970´s time warp? Although at one time your orange shag carpet made you the trendiest house on the block, today it´s just a sad reminder of why you should never follow trends that closely again. The good news is, you've come to the right place. Here at Total Renovation Group we can answer all your flooring needs. From tear out, installation, to clean up - we´ll get the job done and make sure it´s done right. And maybe even reestablish your home as the trendiest on the block. (Well, maybe not too trendy.)
- Cut Pile - The best selling type of carpet is textured cut pile. Cutting looped carpet fibers at the top creates cut pile with yarn bundles standing straight. Pre-shearing cut pile several times creates a luxurious appearance. Cut pile is less resistant to crushing than other types of carpet.
- Saxony - Saxonies are tightly twisted cup piles that are heat-set straight. Saxonies consist of two or more fibers twisted together in a yarn. They provide a soft texture for formal and informal areas. Saxonies show every footprint and vacuum-cleaner mark. These carpets have medium durability.
- Texture and Texture Saxonies - Textures are the best-selling carpets and work well in informal areas (such as family rooms and children's bedrooms) because of its soft feel. Textures are tightly twisted and texture heat-set for medium durability. They have a multi-colored look that disguises tracks and footprints.
- Velvet/Plush - Velvets/Plushes are lightly twisted and have a uniform color. They are softer and more level than texture. This type of carpet is ideal for formal areas (such as formal living rooms and master bedrooms) because of its luxurious appearance. Velvets/Plushes show every footprint and vacuum-cleaner mark.
- Frieze - Frieze is highly twisted cut pile carpet suited for high traffic, informal areas. It has short fibers that tend to curl in different directions at the surface to hide footprints and vacuum marks.
- Cut and Loop Pile - Cut and loop piles combines cut and looped fibers. It provides a variety of surface textures or sculptured effects for medium durability. Cut and loop pile carpets are available in solid or multiple colors. The different levels in this type of carpet can hide dirt and footprints in formal and informal areas.
- Berber - Berbers are increasing in popularity faster than other type of carpet. Berbers limit footprints and vacuum tracks in informal areas. Berbers can have thicker yarns than other level loop pile carpets for high durability. These loops can retain dirt and may be damaged from snags. Berbers come in expensive wool fibers or less expensive nylon, olefin, or nylon-olefin fibers.
- Multi-Level Loop Pile - Multi-level loop pile is like level loop pile except that the loop heights vary (usually two to three different loop heights). This carpet creates an appearance of random texture. This type of carpet is good for high traffic areas but the smaller loops can sometimes hold more dirt.
- Ceramic - A flooring material made from a mixture of special clays and colorants that are fused together at high temperature into a hard brick like or porcelain substance. Ceramic is sometimes coated with a think film of vitreous material called glazing.
- Porcelain - Porcelain tile is a ceramic tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from a composition which results in a tile that is dense, impervious fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tile is available in mat, unglazed, or a high polished finish. Manufactured in various thinness and sizes.
- Quarry - A glazed or unglazed tile made by the extrusion process from natural clay or shale. This tile is most common in the dark red shades, however shade of brown and gray are also available.
- Terracotta/Saltillo - Also, known as Mexican Tile, this tile is generally hand-made and varies in color, texture, and appearance, The tile is available in various shapes and sizes. The tile may come pre-finished or require the application of various types of sealers or coatings on site to provide a wearing surface.
- Terrazzo - Pre-manufactured consisting of marble or granite chips in a portland cement or epoxy matrix in various thickness and sizes.
- Agglomerate - Agglomerate tiles are manufactured by mixing graded marble or granite chips of various sizes with portland cement, polyester resin or epoxy. Thickness may vary from 6mm to 20mm and may be ordered in other thicknesses to meet specification.
- Hard Wood
- Prefinished Wood - Prefinished wood flooring is the most common type of hardwood floor you would find in a store as it is the most convenient one to buy. It's already sanded and finished which allows you to move directly to installation.
Obviously, the advantage is that you can simply choose a prefinished hardwood floor that matches you house, instead of installing unfinished floor then polishing it to match your rooms.
- Solid Wood - A few decades ago, this type of hardwood floor was very popular, however it´s losing its popularity due to the fact that it´s harder to install, remove, and refinish. However, they do have a certain charm that the rest fail to. Solid Wood floors are completely made of lumber and you can find it in three versions: strip, plank, or parquet.
- Engineered Wood - Engineered Wood floors, unlike solid ones are made from several layers of veneer wood, glued together. This makes them very adaptable and resistant, because you can place a different wood type in each layer, benefitting from its characteristics.
For example, if your furniture is made from birch, you could get an engineered floor that has the fist layers made from oak, with only the top layer being birch. This way, you keep the strength and long life of oak, while being able to match your hardwood floor with the rest of your furniture.
Engineered hardwood floors are also known to be resistant in harsh environmental conditions, such as increased moisture and humidity levels, high temperatures and so forth. Because of this, they are ideal for basements or cellars, where normal hardwood floors would die down easily.
- Natural Stone
- Granite - A very hard natural igneous rock formation, granite is visibly crystalline. Granite is used as a building material in the form of granite tiles and granite slabs for wall cladding, roofing, flooring and a variety of other interior and exterior applications.
- Marble - A marble is a metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities and used especially in architecture and sculpture. Marble tiles are suitable for bathrooms, entryways and fireplaces, living & dining areas. Marble floor tiles are also used for both interior and exterior flooring applications. Some of the different colors of marble are white, red, black, mottled and banded, gray, pink, and green.
- Limestone - Limestone is a common sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime, carbon dioxide, and cement. Essentially a Dolomite stone possessing oil-resistant properties, Limestone shows high resistance in freezing and thawing conditions. It is generally used as limestone tiles, limestone slabs in flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops and to pave the floors of large commercial complexes, hospitals, airports, shopping malls, railway stations, parks etc.
- Slate - A slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock that splits into thin, smooth-surfaced layers, forming an essential building material used at a large scale in the construction of buildings. Slate tiles and slate stones are suitable for Exterior and Interior Applications such as wall-cladding, roofing, flooring etc. Slate Stones are known by many names such as grey slates, flags, flagstones, thackstones, slats, flatstones, stone tiles and tilestones.
- Sandstone - Sandstone is actually a sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand, which is held together by a natural cement, such as silica. Natural sandstone is an extremely hard and tough material. Sandstone is typically the youngest of the quartz-based stones, with each stone having a different level of porosity, hardness and compressive strength. Indian sandstone is suitable for domestic and commercial use. Owing to their natural beauty, sandstones are used for interior as well as exterior decoration including flooring, paving, cladding walls and floors.