Surface Value: How much does surface material cost today?
With various wood materials with different hardness to choose from, wood flooring is popular for the sense of warmth and premium touch. It typically needs more upkeep.
Wood flooring from Pergo comprises three layers of wood to reduce the natural expansion and shrinking. Its seven layers of protective lacquer provides resistance to liquid, spills and trapped dirt.
From $23 per square foot including installation from Floor Xpert.
Vinyl flooring is popular among homeowners for its low maintenance, cost effectiveness and water resistance.
They also mimic the look of timber or natural stone. Some have textures that feel like wood grains.
From $6.80 to $8.80 per square foot including installation at Wood Culture.
Most contractors and interior designers have specific laminate brands that they work with. Laminates are available in different sizes.
For instance, EDL laminates are available in two sizes: four inches by eight inches; and the larger sheet size of 4.3 inches by 10 inches, which minimises or eliminates joint lines when applied on larger surfaces.
Retails for $20 to $60 (small) and $50 to $90 per sheet (large) at EDL.
Chemically inert, epoxy resin is stain-proof, waterproofand heat resistant and can be used as flooring, countertop, and table surfaces, as well as to jazz up vertical surfaces.
Metallic Epoxy Interiors installs pigmented epoxy resin that results in bold designs.