A growing market of homebound DIYers are looking to the specialists at Carpet Court Geelong for advice on the perfect flooring solution. Manager Ron May gave ESTHER LAUAKI his top tips and trends for those finding their feet in flooring.
What are your top five recommendations for DIY floor coverings?
We have plenty of products that are great for those working on projects while they’re at home during the pandemic.
Hybrid – This is the fastest-growing category of all and one that I would recommend.
It’s a great DIY product because they can pull it out of the box, it slots together easily, cut it to size and it looks great. It’s waterproof, comes with built-in underlay, it’s quiet and easy to use.
Elements is the latest innovation in Hybrid Tiles, showcasing the natural looks of terrazzo, stone, marble and concrete. This stunning range will transform your floor. With no need to seal, installation is quick and easy. You’ll be able to walk on your new floor the very same day. Choose from a selection of natural stone styles that will add instant appeal into any space.
Laminate – Laminate offers you the look and feel of real wood for a fraction of the price. Installation is easy with no mess, no fuss. Once it’s installed, it’s a look you’ll love for a lifetime. Laminate is scratch resistant, hygienic, easy to clean and low maintenance.
Engineered timber – For a classic look lasting a lifetime, you can’t go past the natural beauty and warmth of timber floors. Designers love timber for its ability to add character to any room. You’ll love its easy installation, versatility and low maintenance.
Vinyl sheet and planks – Achieve the look of real timber with flooring that is ideal for low-maintenance living. Vinyl flooring is hardwearing, easy to clean and able to withstand the rough and tumble of family living. A fantastic option for families with young children.
Carpet tile – Affordable, practical and versatile carpet tiles can be laid to create specific flooring designs using patterns and colours in a wide variety of commercial environments. Acoustic carpet tiles provide superior sound absorption making them perfect for quiet public spaces such as libraries, art galleries and museums, while the ability to replace individual tiles means carpet tiles are widely used in schools, retail, aged care, hospitality and medical facilities.
What flooring products are offered at Carpet Court?
No matter what your flooring requirements are, Carpet Court has an easy-to-install, quality product to suit your budget, environment and lifestyle. In addition to a huge selection of carpets and rugs, you will also find timber, laminate, hybrid and vinyl flooring options in a range of exciting designs. These floating floors are easy to install for the DIY project, or they can be laid by Carpet Court’s experienced flooring installers.
How do underlays work?
The various flooring options have different properties in terms of their resistance to soiling and stains, depth of pile and softness under foot. The underlay is an essential part of any new flooring product and will affect how your new carpet feels, how your floor sounds and the level of comfort.
Geelong Carpet Court, 310 Thompson Road, North Geelong. Open 9am- 5.30pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm Saturday. Inquiries: 5278 8800 or visit www.carpetcourt.com.au