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How Vinyl Improves Your Home – Tarkett Vinyl

Tarkett has created one of the largest vinyl collection with unique designs, colours and textures to match you taste, modern lifestyle and the needs of every type of room in your home. 

Discover the full line-up of Tarkett flooring products here (Manufacturer’s website). Contact Underfoot for more details and for your free in-home estimate.

Tarkett took aside some of its customers and asked them a few questions about their personal experience with Vinyl. The following one of these stories:

 

Pierre and Mary, Grand-parents

Pierre and Marie, are happy grandparents with eight grandchildren. But when the tribe arrives every summer at their country house, life gets very busy! And trying to keep the old tiled floor clean had become a nightmare…

What made you want to change?
We had to change our old house to suit the new generation. We wanted to make it easier to look after, especially during the summer when there are lots of us and the house is full of people coming in and out all day. Wet feet, glasses knocked over, broken plates: the old tiled floor had seen it all and urgently needed to be replaced. But from there to putting vinyl flooring down in our house…

So what made you choose this flooring in the end?
Our children encouraged us to consider vinyl. I admit we weren’t very keen, as we were thinking about the old ‘plastic’ floors our grandmothers had. When we saw and touched the vinyl, however, we were amazed by how it looked, the variety and the quality of the product. We opted for a veined, oak look, which is such a good imitation of a wood floor that you’d never know. In two days, it had been laid. And what a saving!

Has your new vinyl floor met your expectations?
As for cleaning, it’s a real pleasure. Style-wise the new flooring goes really well with our rustic furniture. The light oak colour we chose has even brightened it up and shown it off! And as for charm, the change has made no difference: with the new vinyl floor our home has kept all its style.

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What’s on Trend for 2015

Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 2.31.10 PMOn Trend for 2015: The colour experts at PPG call it “IntroSense”: described as soulful, quality and peace. The trend introduces a new direction in minimalistic styling that blends clean, pared-down designs with quiet nature.

Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 2.55.18 PMPair up this paint palette with Shaw’s “Napa Plank” porcelain (vineyard and wood barrel textured finish). Perfect for wine country!

Or this porcelain tile, with the appearance of Calcutta gold marble by Ames. These elements are calming, quiet and muffled. The colour palette includes a nuanced neutral with a subtle hint of blue-green paired with muffled off-whites and grays, and then anchored by a silent black.Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 2.34.38 PM

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Finish Your Flooring With Coordinated Moldings

Coordinating moldings are available for most styles and colours of hardwood flooring. These hardwood accessories add that finished and complete look to your flooring installation. Stairnose Create transitions for steps in your home. Buy the Overlap Stairnose for floors that have been installed using the floating installation method. Buy the Flush Stairnose for hardwood that has been nailed or glued down. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.26.34 PM

Reducer When your hardwood flooring meets other floor coverings, such as vinyl, thin ceramic tile, or low-pile carpeting, use the Overlap Reducer for floors installed with the floating installation method, and the Flush Reducer on hardwood floors that have been nailed or glued down. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.27.37 PM

Threshold Typically used at exterior doorways, threshold moldings transition between flooring and the doorway threshold. It can also be used as a transition from wood floors to different flooring surfaces when the reducer won’t do, such as on high-pile carpet or thick ceramic tile. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.28.17 PM

T-Molding T-Molding is commonly used in doorways to join two wood floors in adjoining rooms. It’s also recommended when making transitions from a wood floor to another floor that is approximately the same height. T-Molding is also used to provide expansion joints when a floor dimension exceeds a length of 40′ or a width of 30′. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.29.20 PM

Quarter Round Hardwood flooring must be installed with expansion space between the flooring and the wall because it naturally expands and contracts. This molding not only adds a finishing touch, but conceals the expansion space. It may also be used under cabinets where wall base won’t fit or at the base of a stairway. Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.29.32 PM