Although laminate flooring is a hugely popular flooring choice amongst home owners many people confuse it with engineered wooden floor or parquet floor. Laminate flooring is a cost-effective flooring solution for those that would desire a ‘wooden floor look’.
The fact is that Laminate flooring is actually a man-made product, just like engineered wooden floorings. Laminate floor boards are made with layers of special materials ‘laminated’ together to give it exceptional strength and durability.
The top layer is made from a clear material called melamine which gives it extreme toughness against wear. The second layer is the décor paper which is an extremely realistic appearance of real wood. The middle layer is made from high density fiberboard (HDF) to give the plank strength and ensures very little expansion when the product is installed. The bottom layer is called ‘balancing paper’ and it ensures the plank has no warping and is perfectly straight. The strong, scratch-resistant, and highly durable features of this floor make it a practical flooring choice for high traffic areas.
Engineered Wood flooring
Engineered wooden flooring, not just a marvelous invention in the flooring and interior industry for its great features, it also serves to be an eco-friendly alternative to solid wood flooring which uses more of the slow growing hard wood.
Although it is undoubtedly the most popular type of flooring used today, very few actually know what ‘Engineered Wooden Flooring’ actually is constructed from three layers of wood, pressed on top of each other and at conflicting angles. This is called ‘layering’ and is manufactured this way to make the floor more solid and stable and to combat and control the amount of expansion and contraction that typically happens with a solid wooden floor. An engineered wood floor is 100% real wood. The top layer of engineered wood flooring is the finishing layer, typically made from Oak , Walnut and other hardwoods with a thickness of 3mm or 4mm which allow the top layer to be re-sanded and finished many times over the course of its lifetime. The bottom two layers are usually poplar or birch wood, both softwoods, unsuitable as a top layer due to their softness. Engineered wooden flooring can be used in a variety of areas unlike solid wood flooring or laminate flooring. It can be laid on top of concrete as a ‘floating floor’ construction which means that the floor isn’t nailed or glued to the subfloor.
Solid wooden flooring
One of the most desirable flooring finishes in consumer’s minds, made from one single solid piece of lumber. Solid hardwood flooring does not only give an elegant flooring look, but also years of service and pleasure. The Solid wood flooring offered by Modec comes with a diverse range of characteristics and is built using the same piece of high quality timber. It also adds warmth and beauty that help increasing the value of any home. Solid Wood Floorings is carefully selected from premium quality of lumbers worldwide to satisfy the customers both domestically and internationally.
WPC flooring stands for Wood Plastic Composite. These 100% waterproof engineered luxury vinyl planks and tiles are DIY-friendly, featuring an effortless interlocking system that can be installed over most existing subfloors. WPC vinyl flooring is extraordinarily durable and known for its gorgeous, realistic aesthetic.
Carpet tiles offer a wide range of eco friendly flooring solutions to the contract, commercial and leisure sectors in the form of carpet tiles, sheets and planks.
Our product portfolio includes tufted loop pile, tufted cut pile, fibre bonded, structure bonded and entrance matting carpet tiles, as well as a range of carpet planks and a hard wearing performance barrier system range.
Each of our products are designed to give a classic, contemporary style and are manufactured to adhere to strict industry standards making them a durable solution within schools, offices, and hospitals.
SPC or Stone Plastic Composite flooring is the newest cousin of Luxury Vinyl Tiles.
SPC boards are different in their construction. These boards are a lot more rigid. This gives them a lot of stability. Which in turn means that there is almost no expansion and contraction.
The rigidity of the planks also means that they are more impact resistant although can be a little loud under the feet because of this. A good sound absorbing underlay underneath the planks can negate this and lower the reflective sounds.
Click lock LVT is the latest innovation in the luxury vinyl plank segment. Making the plank profile thicker allows us to put a click profile on the edges.
As a matter of fact, this helps in various ways. You don’t need adhesives for the installation, therefore, you do not need a perfectly leveled surface. Most click lock LVTs can take to an existing ceramic or marble floor. Coupled with an under layer will take care of any grouts or minimum undulations in the floor.
The limitation of the click LVT is that you can only install in one direction. Vertically or horizontally and you end up limited for design options.
The click system makes for a quick installation. No adhesives are required for the install. Excellent for rental homes and offices that need to be returned in its original conditions.
Raised floor provides an elevated structural floor above a solid substrate to create a hidden void for the passage of mechanical and electrical services. Raised floors are widely used in modern office buildings, and in specialized areas such as command centers, Information technology data centers and computer rooms, where there is a requirement to route mechanical services and cables, wiring, and electrical supply.