Did you know that Australian Standards for flooring in wet areas specify a non-slip tile so your bathroom tile will need to meet these requirements?
Waterproofing requirements vary in each state, so make sure you know what’s required when renovating in Sydney or Melbourne. But remember, at any point, we are here to help you with answers.
It’s important to keep in mind
These days there is an almost overwhelming range of floating and ‘stuck-down’ floors. From timber veneers, to hybrids, laminates and vinyl, the choices are endless. In most cases it is best if the new floor is installed after the installation of the joinery, as a newly installed floor is at its softest when first installed, so it may settle and move. So, it’s best to work on a raw floor rather than the finished floor. It will be laid after the cabinetry is installed, followed by kickboards.
Solid timber floors
Generally laid before the installation of cabinetry but polished at the end. The kickboards are then installed. Hardwoods such as oak or maple are recommended for solid timber flooring.
Can look amazing but need to be installed before final finishes to ensure that nothing is damaged. It takes approximately 10 days for a concrete floor to cure and set.
There are many details to consider, that’s why working with experts will make your life easier and simplify the process for you.
Durable, strong, easy to clean, wear well, and most have great moisture resistance. Floor tiles are generally installed before the cabinetry is installed, for the best visual outcome, and to safeguard from vermin. Larger tiles work well in all areas, as small tiles can make a space look too busy. Large-format (600mm square and larger) tiles require less grout than smaller mosaics, meaning less maintenance. Large-format tiles usually recommended for most flooring applications.
Some important aspects to keep in mind when it comes to tiles: