Tiles Perth

Sticky, Dirty Tiles

Sticky, Dirty Tiles

Tiles Perth
Tiles are a great option for bathrooms and anywhere that gets wet. They are hard wearing, last for years, and if they are damaged it is not too difficult to replace a few isolated tiles.

Under the wrong circumstances floor tiles can attract grime and dirt. This may even occur when the tiles are brand new. the tiles seem impossible to keep clean.

This cleaning problem is due to soap scum on the tile surface. This soap scum residue will cause everything to stick to the floor, even the lightest dust. Regular cleaning makes little difference- the floor just stay dirty. This is because we are just trying to remove soap scum with more soap.

Areas with hard water tend to have more problems with soap scum as the soap will not foam with hard water. This hard water will also leave minerals on the floor.

If we want clean tiled floors will need to remove the soap scum. Once this is done the tiles will stay clean with minimal effort.

Floor Tile Perth

To clean tiles with soap scum we need a solution that will break down the soap.

Try detergent mixed with vinegar. dilute this with hot water, and use a scrubbing brush to clean the tiled floor. Then mop the floor.
Try cleaning with a paste made from baking soda and vinegar. Leave this on the tiles for a few minutes, then use a scrubbing brush to clean the tiles. Mop the floor afterwards.
Commercial cleaners are available that will clean soap scum off tiles. Follow the instruction, though this usually means leaving the cleaner on the tiles for a few minutes before scrubbing and mopping.
A paste made from borax and water will remove soap scum. Clean with a stiff brush. Them Mop clean.
Water from a high pressure hose can be used to clean the tiles once the soap scum is removed.

After the soap scum is removed the tiles should look shiny again.
If you have not already done so, consider having the floor, the tiles and grout, sealed.

Tiles Flooring Perth
There are a vast assortment of tiles available for floors and walls. Find the style of tile that suits you and your home, and enjoy the results with minimal maintenance.

Bamboo flooring Perth

Bamboo Flooring Perth

Bamboo Flooring Perth

Bamboo has steadily become popular as a flooring material over the past generation. This is because it has many advantages, including a pleasing natural appearance and the ability to be processed to look like timber, or have synthetic colours. Best of all, it is moderately priced.

Growing Bamboo

Bamboo is also a sound ecological choice. Being a grass rather than a tree it is fast growing, reaching maturity in about 7 years. This means it can be harvested and used without having to wait a generation for regrowth, unlike timber which takes decades before it is ready to be used. It also does not need to be replanted each time; after harvesting it will start to regrow from the roots.
Appearance of bamboo

Bamboo, with minimal processing, has a pleasing look, rather like light colour timber. many homeowners are fond of this style of flooring. But bamboo can also be processed to look like dark timber, or processed to have unorthodox colours, like red, white or pale grey.

Caring for Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is easy to clean. It can be simply swept or vacuumed.
Like almost any flooring material bamboo will discolour in strong sunlight. But this is also true of carpets, timber and most furniture. This can be easily prevented if we put UV screens/film on all windows. UV screens are a good idea in all homes, preventing sun damage and helping with heating/cooling costs.
Myths about Bamboo

Older styles of bamboo floor were prone to superficial scratching, even as the main body of the material was extremely strong. This should not be an issue if the bamboo is given a hard protective coating.

Consider bamboo for your home.

Laminate Flooring Perth

Loose Lay Vinyl Plank

Loose Lay Vinyl Plank

Vinyl Plank flooring is ideal for adding a floating floor. Laminate is also good for this type of renovation.

Most flooring requires professional installation. But Floating floors are installed above an existing floor. This is not too difficult for a home handy person who already has some building experience. The floating floor is not attached to the main floor. the pieces of a floating floor lock into place above the underlying surface.There is no glue or nails involved. Often there is underlay between the floating floor and the main floor beneath.

A floating floor allows you to have the type of floor decor you want, without removing the existing floor. This is a good option if the renovation is only meant to last for a few years; you might want this floor in a child’s bedroom or play area. Floating floors had an advantage in providing acoustic and thermal isolation. The extra layer of flooring (with underlay) allows the room to retain heat, or stay cooler in summer. And sound inside this room will be dampened, and not be too loud in adjacent rooms.

Vinyl Plank

Loose Lay Vinyl Plank is designed in a manner wherein it imitates the look of natural wood or stone. The great thing about it is that it can be acquired at a minimal cost. They are also more convenient than standard vinyl planks since they are so easy to maintain. There’s no need to exert too much effort to keep them clean and neat for years.

ADVANTAGES OF LOOSE LAY / VINYL PLANK:

  • Pleasing appearance that can look like wood or stone
  • Anti-bacterial treatment for long term health concerns
  • Environmentally safe and 100% recyclable
  • Good acoustic isolation properties
  • Uncomplicated installation – pieces lock together with tongue-in-groove edges.
  • Can be installed over any hard floors
  • Easy to repair- you can replace a section if needed.
  • Usually Installed without adhesives
  • Can be uninstalled and reused in another area if circumstances if required
  • With long-term manufacturer’s guarantee of up to 25 years.

Laminate Flooring Perth

Talk to us about laminate, vinyl plank or any other type of flooring material to transform any room in your home.

Laminate Flooring Perth

Laminate Flooring Perth

Laminate Flooring Perth

Where can we find superb quality laminate flooring in Perth? We can find it at WEST LAKE FLOORING.

An amenity we have to be careful for in homes is wood flooring. If we choose wrongly, we won’t be happy. In this regard, the natural look and warmth of wood makes it desirable for many home buyers. Wood is beautiful and timeless and it’s perfect for the floor. Original hardwood floors are among the benefits of older traditional homes. More moderns homes, the new ones that have a lower price point but still desire the natural vibe of wood often utilise laminate to win over home buyers.

Laminate flooring in Perth can be found at West Lake Flooring. No matter your preference, there are pros and cons when it comes to hardwood versus laminate wood flooring. This text will help you determine which one is best for your lifestyle, budget, and space. Also, be sure to read our 10 Most Popular Eco-Friendly Flooring Solutions. If you are interested to get free quotes on floor installation contact us.

Laminate reproduces the look of natural wood, or stonework. Bu tit is much cheaper. Is is also stable, fairly hard wearing and long lasting.

Price Laminate Flooring Perth

The reality of flooring prices and what you can afford could be miles apart. Consider the cost of laminate and hardwood flooring to find out what best suits you.

Hardwood: one CON – Hardwood flooring is made of harvested trees; pricing will depend on how exotic the trees are. In general, hardwood’s price is considerably more expensive to buy and to install.

tiles flooring perth

Tiles Flooring Perth

Tiles Flooring Perth

West Lake flooring

When talking about tiles, there’s only one company that can be called premiere. West Lake Flooring only deserves the title. We provide high quality tile, bamboo, laminate, wood and vinyl for homes and renovation projects. We can deal with architects, builders or directly with home owners. We can do the installing ourselves or supply builders their materials to help you beautify your place.

SERVICES
We are well-known for impeccable customer service, we also pride ourselves on environmentally friendly flooring. We porvide them at the most cost-effective prices. Get I touch with us so our experts will provide a free quote for each customer’s flooring needs. We believe in keeping our customers fully informed with accurate product and installation costs. Using floor plans or laser measurement technology we can provide the most accurate assessment of your flooring needs and costs.

WE OFFER
World class flooring materials
Accurate flooring measurements
Accurate cost estimate for materials and installation.
Absolute minimal material wastage.
Tile, Bamboo, Laminate, Wood & Vinyl flooring.
Environmentally friendly flooring materials.
Installation by experienced staff.
Retail and wholesale
Impeccable customer service.

We can find the flooring you want.

Accurate measurement and assessment of your floor space is very important. In this way, materials will not to be wasted. Our Laser technology measurement systems make sure you have all the materials you need without incurring wastage.

INSTALLATION
The best building results require the best materials and the best workmanship. We provide our customers with both. Our flooring installation is designed to best suit your house, and built to last for years. Using one service for both materials and installation makes for an economical choice. Our experienced installation professionals can provide the best results as the best prices.
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Questions on Hardwood Floors

Questions on Hardwood Floors

Timber Floors have many advantages over most other flooring materials. timber, along with stone and tile, has been in use for centuries as a flooring materials. Other materials have come and gone, but timber remains popular because it is durable, attractive, and has other advantages.

Durability of Hardwood

Not all types of wood are long lasting, but hardwood manages to last very well. It is fairly resistant to superficial damage (like scratching), and the main structure lasts for decades, if not centuries. Timber flooring will easily last as long as the house does. And if there is superficial damage it can be sanded away. Even a floor that is re-sanded every 10 years will still last for a hundred years.
Look at the Janka hardness ranking of any timber used for flooring. the higher the Janka number the harder the wood. A Janka number of 10 is considered very hard. Even 7 is quite good for a long lasting floor.

Should I replace timber floors?

Unless there is bad flood damage a timber floor should not need replacing. It should last for decades. Have the floor sanded if there is superficial damage.
Some soft timber floors, like pine, might need replacing after a few decades. But as this is inexpensive material so the investment and replacement cost are moderate. And it should still last several decades.

What about pets?

Pets have claws that can scratch most floor materials. But hardwood is largely immune to this. Where pets claws will quickly ruin carpet, or vinyl, hardwood suffered little, if any damage.
Pets can be declawed, or trained to scratch a post. This prevents damage to any floor.

Allergies

where carpets will harbor allergens, dust mites and other contaminants, hardwood has virtually no problems. If a hardwood floor is swept or vacuumed weekly there will be no allergen problems.

How long does timber floor re-sanding and polishing take?

re-sanding only takes a day or two, even for a large house.
adding a polyurethane coating can take a few days. the coating takes time to dry, and several layers are needed. Water based polyurethane can have several coats applied in a day, if the weather/humidity is mild. And it will be ready to walk on a day or two later.
Polishing can be done is a single day.

Tiles Perth

Tiles Perth

Tiles Perth

West Lake Flooring offers professional tile flooring, bamboo flooring, laminate flooring, and timber flooring in Perth. Our stores carry a wide range of tiles and tiles products. If you are looking for reliable professional Floor Tile and products, please contact us for a free quote.

 

Tiles perth are way more easier to install and way easier to maintain with the help of expert tilers like West Lake Flooring. Our team makes sure that when they visit your place they make accurate measurements and recommend the best tile design and products for your space.

 

West Lake flooring is Perth’s premiere flooring and tile company. We supply tile, bamboo, laminate, wood & vinyl for new homes and renovation projects, dealing with architects, builders or directly with home owners. We can install professional quality flooring or supply materials for builders to install.

 

SERVICES

Add to being proud of the impeccable customer service we provide we also pride ourselves on environmentally friendly flooring, offered at the most reasonable prices. Our professional staff will provide a free quote for each customer’s flooring needs. We believe in keeping our customers properly informed with accurate product and installation costs. Using floor plans or laser measurement technology, we can give the most accurate assessments of your flooring needs and costs.

tiles perth

Tiles Perth

Tiles Perth

Would you want to discuss tiles Perth today? This topic is essential if you are contemplating on installing new tiles on your space.

 

Benefits of Having A Professional Install Your Tile

 

It’s a given, doing home projects as “DIY” can be very fun and can make way for some savings. But, when talking about installing tiles, the best option is always to hire a professional. There are many benefits that can help you save time and help you avoid complications in the long run.

 

Protect the warranty

 

When you install tiles yourself, you run the risk of forfeiting the warranty given you. Most tile manufacturers won’t abide by the warranty if the tile or grout applied develops damage due to faulty installation. By getting a professional, you make sure that your warranty is safe and in effect, and you will be covered in case any issues develop.

 

Faster Installation

 

You may decide to install tiles yourself and in that way you can save some money. But hiring a professional can save you great chunks of time, and headache of doing the project yourself. Professionals install tiles for a living, so they are experts. They can also deal with any unexpected issues that may arise faster than you’d be able to. Would you want to discuss tiles Perth today? This topic is essential if you are contemplating on installing new tiles on your space.

Main Floor Options

Main Floor Options

Main Floor Options

 

We might have one type of flooring for most of the house, or different floors in different rooms. At the very least we will have a waterproof flooring in the bathroom. There are several main floor options. We can choose between these for the sake of appearance or functionality.

 

Timber Flooring Perth

This is one of the oldest options, but it remains popular because it is both long lasting and attractive if finished well.

Part of the appeal of natural timber is the woodgrain. This is a pleasant mixture or natural patterns and randomness, being neither sterile nor too ‘messy’. Attractive woodgrain can be enhanced with colour stain and polishing. And protected with coatings like polyurethane.

While durable and long lasting timber can eventually suffer superficial surface scratching. This can be removed with re-sanding. Many home owners choose to re-sand their timber floors every decade or so, to restore the original appearance. Else, re-sanding can be used if you wish to stain the floors a different colour.

Timber, from trees, takes many years to grow. But it also lasts for many years, often over a century. This makes it cheaper in the long term, because the floor rarely needs be replaced. As long as new trees are replanted to replace the timber being harvested then the process is environmentally friendly.

 

Bamboo Flooring Perth

Bamboo is a more recent flooring trend. It can be processed to look like traditional timber, processed to have unique colours, or left to look like natural bamboo. It is also less expensive than timber and most other floorings.

Bamboo is hard and durable, though older styles of bamboo flooring were prone to surface scratching. If we protect the surface, perhaps with polyurethane, then the bamboo floor will last quite well.

Bamboo is fast growing, reaching maturity in only 7 years. This makes it an environmentally friendly option.

 

 Laminate Flooring Perth

Laminate might be thought of as an artificial wood. It has a photorealistic image of natural woodgrain on top of a fibre board, all covered with a protective clear coating. Some laminate has a photorealistic image or stone or other material.

Laminate timber is one of the least expensive flooring options. It is easy to maintain and reasonably durable.

 

Tiles Flooring Perth

Tiles are the best choice for any room that is exposed to water. They are used in almost all bathrooms, and often in kitchens, laundries and spas. Tiles also work well on walls as well as floors.

There are many type of tiles, including porcelain, ceramic, stone and glass. All are hard wearing and last for decades. If a tile is damaged it is not too difficult to replace.

 

Wood, Bamboo, laminate and Tiles Perth             

There are many fine floor options for any home. Ask our staff and find the best floor for your needs.

 

 

Tiles Perth

Tiles Perth

Tiles Perth

 

West Lake Flooring offers professional tile flooring, bamboo flooring, laminate flooring, and timber flooring in Perth. Our stores carry a wide range of tiles and tiles products. If you are looking for reliable professional Floor Tile and products, please contact us for a free quote.

 

Tiles Perth are way more easier to install and way easier to maintain with the help of expert tilers like West Lake Flooring. Our team makes sure that when they visit your place they make accurate measurements and recommend the best tile design and products for your space.

 

West Lake flooring is Perth’s premiere flooring and tile company. We supply tile, bamboo, laminate, wood & vinyl for new homes and renovation projects, dealing with architects, builders or directly with home owners. We can install professional quality flooring or supply materials for builders to install.

 

SERVICES

Add to being proud of the impeccable customer service we provide we also pride ourselves on environmentally friendly flooring, offered at the most reasonable prices. Our professional staff will provide a free quote for each customer’s flooring needs. We believe in keeping our customers properly informed with accurate product and installation costs. Using floor plans or laser measurement technology, we can give the most accurate assessments of your flooring needs and costs.

Floor Edge

Floor Edge Strip

Floor Edge Strip

At some point the flooring in our homes comes to an end. There may be joins between the different types of floor in different rooms. Or the flooring will end at any door that leads outside. So we have to have an edge for the floor. The type of floor edge we use depends on the situation.

Most buildings use a strip of edging material between different floors. This edging strip is often made of metal, but wood or other material sis sometimes used. Some, slightly more expensive options, have a rubber top section that covers the screws or nails used to attach the edging strip. Other options simply recess the nail or screws to prevent them protruding and catching on anything.

 

Timber Flooring Perth

If the whole house has timber flooring then we need only have edging strips at the entrances and exits to the home. Else, we might need edging strips where the floor of one room meets the next room.

Edging strips are easy to attach to timber. They can be simply cut to size and screwed or nailed into place. This can be used to cover any gaps between floors.

Timber edging strips, over a darker colour than the floor, can look quite stylish on a lighter timber floor.

 

Laminate Flooring Perth

Laminate floors will use floor edge strips in the same way manner as timber floors. They can easily be nailed or screwed into place.

 

Tiles Flooring Perth

Because of the nature of tiles a tiled floor will often be at a different height to the other floors in a home. If this is the case then we will need an edging strip that accommodates this change in level. This is not too difficult to obtain. Metal edging strips that accommodate height differences from a few millimetres to a few centimetres are available at hardware stores.

The joint between a tiled floor and the nest floor will often need waterproofing with silicon, because tiled floors are usually exposed to water. The edging strip will neatly cover up this sealed joint.

 

Floors Perth

Floors only require a few basic accessories, like edging strips and skirting boards. Choose these to complement the décor.

General Tiles Perth

 Tiles Perth

Tiles are the best general flooring option for bathrooms and any part of the house that gets wet. No other material will handle wet conditions like tiles.

Using tiles is hardly a limitation. There are a very diverse range of tiles available, including many options that look like timber or stone. So if you prefer the look of wood for your floors, or even for the walls, you can have tiles that look the part.

 

Wall and Floor Tile Perth

As with any building materials we should consider the décor first. Both the style of tiles we use and the way we use them will make a huge difference to the appearance of a roo.

Colour

Walls with light colours tend to make the room look a little larger and brighter – more open. Floors can work well with darker tiles, especially if the walls (tiled or not) are lighter in colour.

Size Larger floor tiles tend to make the room look larger. They so require less grout between the tiles, so they are a little easier/quicker to install.

Larger tiles are also more popular on walls, looking more open. But this depends on the pattern.

Large plain tiles, or with a simple stone pattern, look more open and clean. Tiles with small detail, or just smaller tiles, can make a room look cluttered.

Combining with other surfaces.

We rarely use tiles on the whole bathroom. We might tile the entire floor, but the walls tend to use a combination of tiles and plain painted walls. Keep the walls colour in mind when choosing tiles.

White or plain colour walls will work with slightly patterned tiles. Walls with more vivid or darker colours look better with stark white tiles.

Most bathrooms have mirrors. This adds to the sense of space.

The window and shower curtains are also part of the décor, and should match the tiles. But curtains are fairly easy to replace.

 

Considerations with Tiles Flooring Perth

Porcelain tiles are fired at a much higher temperature than other tiles. This is part of the reason for their superior waterproofing qualities; they are also very hard wearing. So porcelain tiles are a good option for bathroom floors.

We can add underfloor heating before installing tiled floors, using hot water pipes or electrical cables to heat the floor, and thence the rest of the room. This is a major design consideration, and obviously need to be incorporated before the tiles are put in place. But the results are very effective, and long lasting.

 

Floor Tile Perth

Large scale manufacture and the large number of available options make tiles great choice for bathrooms and kitchens. The price is moderate, and there is always a range of great decor options. We have the type of tiles Perth homes find popular.

 

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