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Building Materials - Floor Coverings

 

There is a wide range of floor covering options available, including:

  • Carpet – options include synthetic, wool, synthetic-wool blends, loop or cut pile, heavy duty or extra heavy duty, and treated to help combat dust mites.
  • Wood Veneer
  • Vinyl
  • Ceramic Tiles: clay and porcelin
  • Marble
  • Slate
  • Decorative Concrete
  • Cork

Read about green building flooring options

 

Flooring Considerations

Carpet offers the maxium warmth and noise reduction but can harbor mold and dust mites which act as allegens to some people.

  • Wooden and vinyl flooring can be noisy.
  • Wood veneer can delaminate in wet areas
  • Tiles, marble and slate can be slippery when wet and require underfloor heating to avoid being very cold.

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