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Flooring

Flooring

Flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or in our case for the work of installing such a floor covering. At THL, for design wording purposes, The Floor or Floor covering is a term to describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but Floor Covering refers more to loose-laid materials such as rugs and carpets while the Floor or Floor Finishing can include wood flooring, ceramic tile, stone, terrazzo, and more.

What kind of floor should I get?

While there are many types of flooring available, it is important to keep in mind some important considerations:

What kind of environment will your floor be used in? How much traffic or water etc? What are the most natural and sustainable materials and building methods available to You?

It is clear that a floor that would be appropriate for a garage may not be appropriate for a bedroom. There are myriad details to take into account, from moisture and ventilation, to durability and structural support. In addition, you must also take into consideration any possible floor coverings (PVC or Rubber tile, Mkeka, Carpets, Mats, Rugs, etc). Lastly you need to think about what it will look like. Aesthetics is a big part of floor finishes and must be thought out properly. We have put in many Floors using a number of options available such as Galana (natural flat river-stone), Niru (plain or coloured cement), Tarazzo, Terracotta (fired clay), Hardwood as well as many colour and texture options in ceramic or porcelain floor tiles.

Whichever floor finish you chose THL ensures that it is done professionally with our experienced masonry, carpentry or tiling team. THL also repairs damaged floors on existing houses as part of our maintenance service.

Floor for a New Home

Your new home is a chance to get everything right, right from the start. The first step is research – on the web, on foot, over the phone and during conversations with others. This section will help you to do your floor finish research, so that you can make a flooring decision that you will be very happy with. You can also contact us directly for any advice during the process.

Replacement Floor

Having made up your mind to replace the floor in your home we can help you get what you want. We at THL have now redone many floors in Watamu and will be happy to show you what options there are.

Floor Maintenance

Floor maintenance varies with what type of floor you have. Ranging from low maintenance Ceramic Tiles, to High Maintenance Hardwood Timber Floors. We have a maintenance team ready to help you fix your problem.

Our advice is that you don’t wait for any cracks or pot holes to get bigger before calling us. Let us come and advise you, in advance, so that any maintenance works can be planned properly and executed before any serious problems arise.

Flooring Considerations

Flooring is a specialist trade. It’s a job that requires specialists in the various techniques, be it tiling, galana, terrazzo etc. Royjan and the Build in Watamu Team have been installing floors for many years and our specialist fundis have a wealth of experience. Coastal locations such as Watamu require floor finishes designed to avoid problems with moisture, damp rot and termites. Careful planning, design and execution is a must and THL can give you this. For any location, a quality floor competently installed by a building specialist is essential if you want to avoid flooring problems in the future. To explore flooring and learn how to evaluate materials, building methods, and the many other details of interior or exterior flooring, please contact us directly.

For any location, a quality product competently installed by a flooring specialist is essential if you want to avoid leaky building problems in the future.