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Step 12: Plumbing and Tiling

29 June 2014

Your choice of tiles for the bathrooms, kitchen and entrance way are expertly applied. The plumbing is also completed which means that, effectively, the construction part of your build has finished.

Selecting the right flooring is a stimulating part of the design process and this week you will see the fruits of your labour coming together. Today more homeowners are making their decisions based on a room’s function and style rather than what simply looks the best.

The most common flooring materials include carpet, hardwood, vinyl and ceramic tile with other alternative materials such as concrete, cork and bamboo also making an appearance in many new homes.

The look, quality and performance of flooring materials varies greatly, causing many people to base their flooring choices on practical factors, including cleaning ability, durability, longevity, moisture resistance and allergens.

Tiled floors can take a tremendous physical beating while maintaining an elegant and stylish look. This makes tiles the perfect flooring material for high traffic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and entrance ways.

Tiles are extremely water resistant and easy to clean but can be noisy and cold underfoot during winter. This can be easily counteracted by incorporating adequate heating systems and using other accessories such as stylish rugs or bathmats to balance the cold elements of the space.

Laminated flooring is an alternative flooring option on the rise due to its durable nature and ability to look like natural materials such as wood, stone or tile. The only downside it can’t be restrained or refinished as once scratched or worn.

Our team of expert interior designers will work with you every step of the way to ensure your flooring choices will have a positive impact on the future resale value of your home without blowing out your back pocket.

All of our homes are built with a 100 percent fixed price guarantee to ensure there are no nasty surprises. By the end of this week, your tiles will have been expertly applied and the plumbing completed indicating that the construction side of your 14 week build is now complete.

Next week the installation of the blinds, carpets, shelving and door hardware will see your house transform into a home.