Home Design Guides: Floors
The time you have to spend cleaning a floor and how well it copes with stains will directly contribute to your long term satisfaction with it. Find out how to choose the right floors.
A properly insulated floor can help lower your heating and cooling bills, and reduce unwanted noise from wooden floorboards.
The type of material and finish that you use on your floors can have an impact on your health. Make sure you pick flooring that doesn't have an adverse effect on your well-being.
Properly cleaning carpet on a regular basis is a good way to keep it looking fresh and new, and to keep allergens under control.
If your floorboards or parquetry floor are looking tired and worn, a good polish may be all that's needed to rejuvenate them.
Over time, slate and flagstone sealant will be scratched off and worn. Resealing your floor will help to restore it to its original glory.
When you're buying a carpet, ACCS star rating labels will help you to determine which carpets are best suited for your purposes.
An important part of building a bathroom is to ensure that floors and walls are properly waterproofed, to prevent rot and mould.
Certain regulations apply to the way floors should be constructed in bushfire prone areas of Australia. Find out what you need to know.
There are a lot of factors that will affect what sort of subfloor your home uses. It's normally not so much a matter of 'choosing' a subfloor, but of what's right for where you're building, and what you're building.
Kitchen floors need to be able to take quite a beating - but they also need to be forgiving on your feet, knees and ankles. Find out what sorts of flooring options fit the bill best for use in kitchens.
There are many different ways to decorate a bathroom floor, but above all else it the floor must be waterproof, and slip-resistant.
Laundry floors are very similar to kitchen floors in terms of demands, and because they're often next to each other these rooms often share a floor covering.
Your choice of floor covering for the living room will depend on a number of considerations, but perhaps the most important aspect is comfort.
Flooring in bedrooms, similarly to that for living rooms, needs to be comfortable and attractive to make the room feel inviting.
This is the floor where spills don’t matter, where dirty work is done regularly, where cars are fixed and lawnmowers are taken to pieces and reassembled.
Hallway floors will see more use than most other parts of the house, so it's important that they're strong and resistant to wear.
Choosing new floors? Run through our checklist to make sure you've covered off all of the important considerations before you settle.
Find out how effective under-floor insulation and concrete slab insulation is for conserving energy and keeping your home cool or warm.
Acoustic underlays sit underneath floor coverings to prevent sound from being carried through to the floor below. They also help to reduce heat transmission, and make your floor softer to walk on.