Questions About Flooring?

What type is right for your house? Which is more durable? Diverse Flooring is here to answer your questions!


Q: Are wood floors hypoallergenic?
A: Tests by leading allergist have shown that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for allergy sufferers. Wood is less likely to harbour dust and microorganisms.


Q: How often does wood flooring need to be replaced?
A: With simple care and maintenance, your wood floors can last a lifetime. Wood floors can be refinished every 10-15 years and is best done by a wood flooring professional.


Q: Will I hurt the environment from purchasing wood floors?
A: No, hardwood is a sustainable resource and commercially more available than ever before. For hardwood species, 90% more wood is added each year in net growth.


Q: Which type of fibres make the most durable carpet
A: Regardless of the fibre, carpet durability is mainly determined by the construction of the carpet. A dense construction and shorter pile height will more more durable than looser, shaggier carpets. For berber carpets, the smaller tighter loops will be more durable than the larger looser loop.


Q: What is the best type of carpet for asthma?
A: Look for Green Label Plus carpets and cushions, plan for good ventilation during during the installation process and practice routine vacuuming.


Q: How to I protect my carpet from mold?
A: Have your carpet professionally cleaned. Mold can only grow on dirt in the carpet, not on the carpet itself.


Q: How often should I clean my carpet?
A: Carpet should always be cleaned the way the manufacturer specifies approximately every 12 – 18 months.

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