Laminate flooring is considered one of the commonest flooring materials you can see in most residential and commercial developments in Singapore today. It is cost effective and comfy for the feet especially when the surrounding weather is cold. However, one particular challenge left for the home owners is how to choose the right laminate floor amidst the many available brands in the market.
Here are 5 easy ways to identify and choose the right laminate flooring product for your home.
1) Certified Health Standard
The first thing is to look is whether the particular laminate flooring product has test report or certification to show that it has low in formaldehyde emission and other VOCs compounds. Many reports has show that formaldehyde can potentially cause risks to the human health. According to another report, formaldehyde is airborne and can be found in particle board, wet products such as nail polisher as well as some flooring finishes.
Not all laminate flooring products in the world today, went through proper formaldehyde testing. Hence, it is imperative to ask your flooring contractor to produce a certification to prove that the laminate flooring is certified to have E1 and below for formaldehyde emission.
2) Quality Safety Standard
Other than the usual health risk standards, a good quality laminate flooring product also need to have good safety standards such as high in slip resistance and impact resistance. Flooring with better slip resistance reduce the chances of slipping accidents at home or at the commercial areas. When slipping is unavoidable, the high impact resistance of a good laminate floor, will also help to lessen the impact of injury on falling. Ask your designer or flooring contractor for specifications for such.
3) Proper Installation Method
Good quality laminate flooring product also has to be coupled with proper installation methods. In this way, potential flooring issues caused by poor workmanship such as warping and high-low unevenness of flooring can be greatly avoided or reduced. Hence, it is good to source around for a good flooring contractor in your neighbourhood that has a good team of skilled flooring installers.
4) Good Environmental Benefit
In terms of environmental benefits for laminate flooring, look in two ways. Firstly, look at the source of the raw materials and manufacturing process, whether it is environmentally right. During disposal, whether the laminate flooring can be renewed or disposed completely without causing any landfill to the environment, is another factor that we should look into.
5) Credibility of the Flooring Brand
Last but not least, the credibility of the laminate flooring brand is important too. First, you can be assured that the warranty on the flooring product can be greatly protected. Should you need to exercise the product warranty, you can do it worry free. A credible flooring brand also provides the home owners good track record of durability and dimensional stability, especially when the home owners cannot decide to get whcih laminate flooring product out of so many available in the market.
Choosing the right laminate flooring for your home is neither easy nor difficult; all you need is to put in a little bit of effort and homework, and you will definitely get the right quality one at the best value as well.
Evorich Flooring, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered timber flooring, wood floor, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Flooring is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore. Evorich flooring is also ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia. Evorich is also the first flooring contractor to represent Singapore's outdoor decking industry to speak at the upcoming Piscine Splash Asia Conference 2013 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center.