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.
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.
From $3,000 to $4,000 for countertops and $28.50 to $50 per sq ft for flooring at Metallic Epoxy Interiors
Today, the variety of tiles, produced in various countries, is massive.
Easy to maintain, tiles can be used in any part of the home as wall or floor tiles to enhance spaces.
Hafary offers tiles of many shapes, colours and textures to get homeowners’ creative juices flowing.
Retails from $2 to $35 per square foot without installation at Hafary
Quartz countertops do not require sealing, making them loved for their durability and low maintenance.
They are more expensive than solid surface, but does not offer the seamless surface solid surface offers.
However, the polished finish and natural stone look give the kitchen a sought-after premium look
From $150 to $480 per foot run at Aurastone.
Many homeowners and interior designers are turning to wall panels to elevate the look and feel of interiors.
Vwalla offers wall coverings such as faux marble panels, eco wood panels, three-dimensional panels and fluted panels.
Retails for $8 per square to $14 per square foot, with installation at an additional $4 to $14 per square foot at Vwalla.
Painting services are plenty, with prices ranging depending on services rendered, house type and paint type. Paint providers may also offer painting services that include warranty.
Nippon Paint’s painting packages with 12-month warranty include wall inspection, digital colour preview, and shifting, protecting and reinstating furniture.