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What floors to choose for your house?

What floors to choose for your house?


One of the main stages-elements of a house are its floors, especially if you have wooden floors – carpentry. It has the absolute ability to highlight or destroy a space and is not corrected or changed easily and without building noise. Failure to implement the material we choose can mean a total failure of the appearance of our home.

The environment to be created must be balanced, conducive to communication and have bright spots that win the impressions, especially if our house is open plan which means that there are increased appearance requirements but also several factors to take into account in choice of material.

Tips for choosing the right floor for your house


To be sure that you have chosen the right floor, think that it should be comfortable to walk on, quiet, durable to use and easy to clean. Of particular importance is the substrate that works as a surface protection shield and the correct placement by an experienced craftsman if we are talking about wood or laminate.

In new constructions or renovations, we always photograph or videotape the pipes that pass through the floor before the fillings, just in case.

Wooden floors


The perfect choice for your house is to get wooden floors. If not at the whole house then at least st the bedrooms. They will give your house a cozy feeling and they will definitely add value to your property. They need proper care and cleaning but they definitely worth the effort and your money! Trust the best workers of Gikas Painting for the best results.

How we make samples for our space

In cottages we always have the opportunity to “escape” in the choice of material, because we may not have the high demands of everyday life. Thus we can make manual constructions with pebble paving slabs, fine coloured gravel, cement mortar with admixture of aggregates and any other more unusual, such as firebricks in the form of herringbone, but also natural materials in some places e.g. tree branch or construction timber. Even stencils (painted floors) we now see with great success, that is, painting on wooden or cement floors.

Cost is a definite factor that especially in the case of renovation makes the choice of material difficult. There are solutions that are very affordable in terms of cost but also very expensive. Market research is always required. The variety of materials is endless today and we start with the economical and easy to use porcelain tiles that have an endless range of designs and price. At the same time there are marble, granite, slate, industrial, glass slabs or tiles, artificial granite and the soft things we say such as: wood, rubber, mineral fibers, cork, carpet, vinyl. Those that are small in thickness often help in space renovations.

Colour combination on floors


It is better to:

Combine the kitchen workbench in colours at least or even better and as materials with the floor material. Gives a result of high aesthetics and gives weight to the space.

However, it is better not:

Glossy tiles or slippery floors in the kitchen for obvious reasons are not recommended or sandblast some driveways. The same goes for stairs in areas where we walk all day.

Edgings around peripherals in rooms or areas with imperfections will attract attention. Do not prefer it.

The very small dimensions or embossed tiles in the living room because the frequent joints abuse the aesthetic result. Also the porous materials in the kitchen area.

Very light or very dark colours because the traces of the shoes are very easy to see. A different type of plaster highlights the wooden floor and protects it in case of moisture. In corner spaces, prefer diagonal placement of the tiles to “mock” the result. If you also prefer floor plans, these will definitely prevent your eyes from focusing on the “wrong” walls.

Think and see the colour of the floor with the lighting of the space. Take a sample and see it on the spot at all hours of the day and buy 15% more material to meet the need and future needs.



On the balconies (if they are large) leave a large joint such as 7-10mm. In this case the putty must be coarse-grained to avoid sorting tiles and to be mixed with a waterproofing emulsion. In floor skirting joints, pass under a silicone cord tile and pay close attention to the plastering of the skirting board on the wall because it is a sensitive point to moisture.

You can avoid the plaster in the bathroom by making shadows around the ceiling or stop the tile below. This also applies in the case of a loft.

Create a layout of all the bathroom items after you reach the size of the tile. Prefer intermediate colours on the floor and tone shades on the walls.

The bedroom should be kept quiet, so is good to have warm materials. So probably the protagonist is wood. Oak, beech, chestnut, shower, iroko, maple and pine. Of course, many times the floor stays covered with carpet most of the time. What we prefer for the bedroom are the fibers, the cork which is also a good insulating material but also the linoleum in a similar colour because it is also ecological. As for the carpet, pay attention to the accumulation of dust and particles and buy anti-allergic quality. You can also add inserts to the floor to make it durable.

Trust the best team of carpentry experts and watch your floors become better and better every day!

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