In buying a new house or renovating a property, the floors are one of the first things that people notice especially since it creates the mood of the place. There are various types of flooring made for different surface types. The requirements for each would depend on where the flooring will be used and the foot traffic that it’ll receive. Most people focus on indoor flooring but others also look into the best options for outdoor flooring to receive the best comfort in all places.
Outdoor flooring does not only concern commercial, educational, hospitality or other public properties, but homes owners with large outdoor space can also benefit from the advantages of having good outdoor flooring. The type of material should possess characteristic for outdoor use like vinyl or wood. The material should be very durable, is not easily damaged by wear & tear and should possess colours that can complement the aesthetic of a place.
Here at Creative Flooring, we work with trusted brands to bring various outdoor flooring supplies including carpet, vinyl and wood.
Outdoor carpet offers a lot of advantages including weather and mould resistance. They are also mostly waterproof and UV stable to protect the material from direct sunlight and reduce chances of discolouring. Carpets made from polypropylene, nylon, or polyester are best used outdoors because of their durable and hard-wearing properties. For homeowners, outdoor carpets are best used in indoor-outdoor living rooms as well as in patios and decks. Interface’s Biophilic Design flooring collection aims to connect humans to their surroundings by mimicking natural surfaces and textures in their carpet tiles. The collection consciously depicts patterns and imitates the look and feel of nature making it a perfect choice for outdoor flooring. On the other hand, Nolan Group’s Broadrib Avondale Indoor-Outdoor Carpet, made from durable and hard-wearing carpet flooring material, with stain-resistant and anti-slip properties, is perfect for commercial installations especially for school undercover assembly and activity areas where foot traffic is heavy.
Vinyl is one of the most versatile flooring material in terms of look and feel. It is engineered from 100% non-hazardous synthetic materials processed from ethylene and chlorine, making vinyl moisture-resistant and waterproof, perfect for outdoor installations. Often available as vinyl sheets, planks or tiles, this material can produce endless patterns and designs which can match the aesthetic of the place that you are covering. Aside from the material’s versatility, its ease in installation also makes it a popular choice for covering wide floor spaces that receive heavy foot traffic like school gyms, village courts, sports complex and other places of similar nature like this multi-purpose sports venue which used Polyflor’s Sport 67 vinyl sheet flooring. Apart from commercial places with heavy foot traffic, vinyl flooring is also suited for outdoor domestic installations especially because of its slip-resistant features. Polyflor’s Polysafe Apex vinyl sheet flooring especially makes for comfortable flooring for outdoor therapy rooms in aged-care properties.
Wood is a timeless and classic choice when it comes to domestic and commercial installations. It is very versatile and durable and can easily match and existing flooring you may now have. Though it is mostly renowned for use on indoor spaces, wood also looks fabulous in outdoor installations specifically in patios and decks. Since wood can be sanded down and refinished to remove dents and scratches, the rustic look it reflects adds to the home-like and comfortable feeling that people enjoy when they walk on solid hardwood floors or engineered timber flooring. Outdoor spaces like entertaining areas, patios, alfresco and decking bar areas and such also favour wood flooring especially since these places are often made from reclaimed wooden materials.
With over 30 years of experience in the flooring industry, for both domestic and commercial installations, and especially in public and private school projects in Perth, we know the different flooring types that suit indoor as well as outdoor flooring specific for each use. At Creative Flooring, we make sure that we only supply and install high-quality, durable flooring materials from trusted brands like Armstrong Flooring, Dunlop, Interface, Nolan Group, Ontera, Polyflor, and Woodpecker Flooring so as not to put to waste the resources of our clients.