What are the types of flooring?
Today, homeowners and businesses can choose from a wide range of flooring choices. They include both high-maintenance types, such as timber and linoleum, and low-maintenance types, such as epoxy, tile, pebble, and polished concrete.
- Timber: Timber flooring scratches easily and requires refinishing every few years. It’s not waterproof, so it is vulnerable to water damage.
- Carpet: Carpet attracts dust and other allergens, so it requires frequent cleaning. It is difficult to clean carpet flooring completely since the pile provides easy hiding places for dust mites and other contaminants.
- Linoleum: Made from linseed oil, this old-fashioned flooring is highly susceptible to water damage and may change colour over time.
- Cork: Soft, sustainable and easy on the feet, cork requires sealing after installation. Still, the very qualities that make it comfortable underfoot cause it to be susceptible to water damage, tears, and scratches from both high-heeled shoes and your pets’ nails.
Durable, low-maintenance flooring: our speciality
At Trojan Flooring, we specialise in hard-wearing, low-maintenance flooring designed to last. We offer a wide range of durable flooring, including:
- Polished concrete: A durable and elegant flooring solution, polished concrete takes little care and lasts for years, looking as good as the day we installed it.
- Epoxy flooring and floor coatings: This easy-care solution provides a non-slip flooring for hospitals, shops, garages, and warehouses that need safe, waterproof flooring that prevents slippage, even while wet. You can even customise epoxy flooring with your company’s logo or other designs for a custom, high-end look.
- Stone-lock pebble flooring: With the look and feel of natural stone, this hard-wearing flooring provides a decorative look for both interior and exterior applications. It’s easy to care for and lasts for years.
Tile: Made from naturally hard materials such as stone, ceramic, and porcelain, tile is easy to waterproof and easy to care for. Vinyl tile, though not as durable, is also easy to waterproof and is available in a wide variety of looks, including lifelike stone and timber designs.
What is the most durable type of flooring?
Whether your building is a high-traffic commercial space or your well-loved home, you want flooring that lasts. We install only the most durable types of flooring to make your home, office, or industrial building as long-lasting as it is beautiful.
Whether you choose custom terrazzo, quarry, porcelain, or stone tile, this nature-sourced flooring is perfect for high-traffic or water-prone areas. Tiles are easy to clean, don’t hold dirt or mould easily, and are naturally waterproof.
It’s important to install tile flooring using hard-wearing grout and adhesives, so we at Trojan Flooring use only the most durable materials to make the spaces in between your tile as robust and long-lasting as the tiles themselves.
Luxury vinyl tile, though synthetic, is softer underfoot than tile made from natural materials. It resists scratches, has a high degree of flexibility, and can be easier to maintain. We provide waterproofing to make not only the tile itself more durable but also the seams at which the tiles join as well.
Epoxy flooring provides a durable resin coating for moisture-treated concrete floors. The coating gives the concrete even more protection against chemical spills, heavy equipment falls, and chemical spills.
Garages, manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and even aircraft hangars use epoxy flooring when they want an easy-care, yet durable surface that will hold up even under the hardest wear. A simple daily sweeping and an occasional mopping is all you need to keep epoxy flooring looking good.
Polished concrete flooring
Trojan Flooring’s Polished Concrete flooring uses same material that highway engineers choose to stand up under freeway traffic can also provide a durable surface for your office, home, or industrial building. With a coat of gorgeous polish, it can become a focal point with many of the same colour variations you would find in natural stone.
Popular in homes, restaurants, and offices, polished concrete has gone from being a basement-and-sidewalk staple to a statement piece in contemporary design. Easy to care for and capable of lasting for years on end, polished concrete is one of the most durable flooring options on today’s market.
Trojan stone-lock flooring
Made from natural pebbles that have themselves endured from aeons of wear outside, our pebble flooring is durable and easy to care for. It’s easy to install, too. Our team can install it over a wide range of existing flooring, so floor removal is rarely necessary with this flooring solution.
Stone-lock flooring also has the distinct advantage of being suitable for outdoor areas as well, while bringing a touch of nature inside your home or office. If you have an uneven concrete slab—or if your slab is damaged, pebble flooring is a durable choice that we can install easily over your damaged floor, creating a look of perfection that camouflages flaws.
All the flooring we install is both durable and easy to care for. Choose the type that blends best with your existing design and the purpose of your space.
Which flooring should I choose?
You need to look at a range of factors when you choose flooring: the moisture level of the room, the durability you need, the cost, the maintenance requirement, and the design of your existing space.
Is your space moisture-prone?
If you want to install your flooring in a bathroom, kitchen, basement, or another high-moisture area, you need to look at waterproof flooring solutions. Tile, pebble stone-lock, epoxy-coated, or even polished concrete if your space can handle the weight, would all be reasonable alternatives. Luxury vinyl, too, might be a possibility, but you would need to make sure that your installer chooses a top-grade vinyl and waterproofs the surface to add an extra layer of protection against water damage.
Do you have children, pets, or high business or manufacturing traffic?
For high-traffic areas, you need a durable, easy-to-maintain floor that will hold up under the wear. If you need a non-slip surface, epoxy-coated flooring might be the best way to go.
For basements or buildings on a slab foundation, polished concrete will certainly hold up under the high traffic. Pebble stone-lock flooring, too, is an easy-care solution you can even use outdoors. Tile, too, is a possibility, providing that the area is safe from heavy item falls that could cause damage.
Do you have flaws in your existing flooring?
If you have damaged or uneven concrete flooring, pebble stone-lock is a great choice. It’s easy to install, even over damaged areas.
What will fit best with your design scheme?
Once you’ve narrowed your choices down to the best flooring for its functional use, take a look at your overall design scheme. For example, if you want a high-end, custom look for an office entrance, an embossed epoxy will give you all the cachet you need.
If, on the other hand, you have a lot of plants or indoor water feature, a pebble stone-lock floor is a great choice. Tile, of course, is the classic design choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and commercial dining areas. Choose colours and textures that pair well with your chosen colour palette for a magazine-worthy look.
What is vinyl flooring?
A waterproof, durable, flooring, luxury vinyl flooring is a modern type of flooring made from several layers of synthetic material, primarily PVC vinyl, making vinyl flooring soft underfoot and flexible.
Tile, sheet, and plank vinyl flooring comes in a wide range of styles
Modern luxury vinyl flooring comes in tile, sheet, and plank forms. Today’s choices often duplicate the look of stone, hardwood, or ceramic tile, giving you the same look as hardwood or stone. When you waterproof the seams, as we can do here at Trojan Flooring, you have a surface that is warmer than natural stone or tile.
Economical and versatile vinyl
Though durable for soft flooring, vinyl flooring hasn’t the inherent durability of hard ceramic, quarry, or porcelain tile, pebble stone-lock, concrete, or epoxy-coated floors. It is, however, an economical choice that works in a wide variety of applications.
Vinyl flooring comes in a broad range of colours and styles, giving you a huge choice of design possibilities. From kitschy Mid-Century kitchens with vivid primary colours laid in geometric patterns, to sophisticated bathrooms with stone-look or hardwood-look tile, luxury vinyl tile is a versatile flooring choice for both commercial and residential applications.
Easy to clean and care for
Today’s vinyl flooring holds up well under hard wear. It’s smooth, easy to clean, and doesn’t need acrylic coatings or wax to protect it from cleaning products.
Whether you choose vinyl, polished concrete, epoxy-coated, tile, or Trojan stone-lock flooring, our Trojan team can help you make the right choice for your home or business. To learn more about what Trojan Flooring can do for your space, contact us today.
What is epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring, sometimes known as resinous flooring, is an extremely strong and durable type of floor covering which creates a non-slip surface when applied over an existing concrete floor. It is waterproof and highly resistant to damage from chemical spills or from heavy objects falling onto it. These properties make epoxy floors extremely popular in commercial environments, including:
- Research facilities
- Retail stores
Epoxy flooring has a high-gloss appearance which makes any environment look brighter. It can be highly decorative, and can easily be customised to suit your preferences or to reflect your company colours and branding.
In addition, epoxy floors are extremely easy to maintain. Brushing them once a day and mopping them occasionally is all that is required to keep your epoxy flooring looking fresh and new.
Epoxy flooring is made from a combination of polymer resins and hardeners. These are mixed together to cause a chemical reaction which creates extremely strong bonds between the components and the original floor surface. The result is a super-strong, durable floor covering which is hard to damage and will not degrade. Investing in epoxy flooring means your business has a floor which will last and maintain its appearance for many years, even in areas of high foot traffic.
You can apply epoxy flooring over damaged, cracked or uneven concrete floors to create a smoother, more attractive and much safer surface. It prevents slips and falls, and can even reduce static electricity to lessen the risk of fire in the workplace. In addition, it can be made even more aesthetically attractive by adding coloured flakes or quartz grains to the resin, giving your flooring different hues and textures.
Epoxy flooring can be installed quickly and easily by experienced professionals. If you are interested in finding out more about epoxy floors, or want to purchase them for your business in Victoria, please contact Trojan Flooring today, and our team will be happy to help.
What is the use of epoxy coating?
Epoxy coating is a way of making an existing concrete floor stronger, safer and more attractive. It is made by mixing polymer resin with hardener, and is applied straight over your existing floor. The chemical reaction produced by mixing the components causes strong bonds to form between the mixture and the floor. This produces a surface which is safe, hygienic, non-slippery and designed to last for many years, even in environments which receive a lot of wear.
There are a number of different types of epoxy floor coatings, all of which have their own advantages in the workplace. These are:
- Self-levelling epoxy flooring – this can be applied over damaged, cracked or uneven concrete flooring to turn it into a smooth surface, making your workplace much safer and more attractive.
- Epoxy mortar flooring – this is the strongest and most durable type of epoxy floor covering. It is extremely resistant to damage from a wide variety of sources, including from chemical spillages and from hard objects falling on it. This makes it ideal for environments such as research facilities, factories, garages and any other businesses in which heavy machinery or chemicals are used.
- Anti-static epoxy flooring – this epoxy flooring contains a conductive component that absorbs static electricity. This lessens the risk of fire in your workplace, so it is a popular and sensible choice in environments in which flammable materials are regularly used.
- Quartz-filled epoxy flooring – this contains stained quartz grains to give the epoxy flooring a more attractive, textured look, as well as increasing the non-slip properties of the coating.
- Epoxy flake flooring – this is ideal for businesses who want a custom look, as coloured chips or flakes are included in the epoxy to create different colours and textures.
As epoxy floor coatings contain so many beneficial properties and are extremely easy to maintain, they are hugely popular in a wide variety of commercial environments throughout Victoria. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
What is the most popular kitchen flooring?
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and many of us spend more time in this room than in any other part of our house. To create a welcoming and comfortable environment for spending quality time with family and friends, as well as a safe and hygienic place for cooking and eating, you need to choose the right flooring.
Traditionally, tiling has always been the most popular type of kitchen flooring. There is a good reason for this – tiles come in so many different designs and materials that it is relatively easy to find a kitchen floor tile which suits your tastes and your needs perfectly. In addition, a tiled floor is hard wearing and easy to maintain, making it ideal for kitchen environments where foot traffic is high and spillages can regularly occur.
Many homeowners opt for stone, porcelain or ceramic tiles. These have a luxurious appearance and are naturally waterproof surfaces which are easy to clean. However, if you are looking for a cheaper floor covering solution which is still extremely durable, you have the option of vinyl tiling. These days, vinyl tiles come in a huge variety of designs, many of which convincingly mimic the appearance of natural stone or ceramic tiles. Vinyl is not quite as hard wearing as these other materials, however, and it is not naturally waterproof, so it will require waterproofing before use in a kitchen.
Another popular option for kitchen flooring these days is polished concrete. This appeals to many homeowners as it has a sleek, modern appearance which can easily be customised to suit your tastes. It is also waterproof and extremely easy to clean and maintain.
Whatever type of kitchen floor solution you choose, Trojan Flooring can help. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the various types of kitchen flooring we offer, and our fitting services in Victoria.
What is the best waterproof flooring?
There are all kinds of environments which require waterproof flooring. From your kitchen and bathroom at home, to a wide variety of commercial environments such as garages, retail stores, warehouses and restaurants, waterproof flooring makes your life easier and your environment much safer.
This is why it’s important to get to know the different kinds of waterproof flooring and what each type is suitable for.
Tiling is a popular type of waterproof flooring in an extensive range of situations. It looks extremely stylish and is easy to maintain, as well as being a hygienic choice. In particular, stone, porcelain, ceramic and custom terrazzo tiles are ideal options, as these are all naturally waterproof. This makes them hard-wearing, as they will not be damaged by water spillages. They are also easy to wipe clean, so they offer a hygienic environment, both in the home and in a commercial setting.
Many businesses, however, prefer a more multi-functional type of flooring which offers the ultimate safety. Epoxy floor coating is ideal for these circumstances. It is installed directly over an existing concrete floor, giving it extra strength and durability. Epoxy flooring is waterproof and creates a non-slip surface, and it can even be used to smooth over a cracked or uneven surface.
If you want a more decorative and unusual solution, you could choose pebble stone-lock flooring. This is a waterproof flooring which has the advantage of being usable both indoors and outdoors, so it is ideal not just for bathrooms and kitchens, but also for poolside and spa areas.
These are some of the best types of waterproof flooring; however, it is important to remember that an experienced professional can waterproof a wide variety of floor surfaces. If you would like more information about the various flooring options we can provide, or you are interested in our waterproofing service in Victoria, please contact us, and our team will be happy to help.