Found in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, a stunning beach city called East London lies. The interior design and home making industry is largely focused on giving the public the full experience of the coast. This city is known as the sunshine coast, and has many long stretching beaches that run along the Indian Ocean that always brings with it the warm breeze. The coast line is the main attraction for tourists and residents alike, as many restaurants, dainty shops and ocean side bars, lovely bed and breakfasts and plenty of shopping experiences. The common designs of these interiors exude beams of white, crystal blues and natural woods that are greatly popular in this city. The city is visually stunning and not to mention it is loved by tourists from all over the country and the world when they make their way to the country. The coast line is the main tourist and city attraction as it brings with it a sense of comfort, cleanliness and calmness.
Looking at the types of homes that are located here, specifically a coastal home. We see very airy homes that have high ceilings and glass everywhere. There are calming colour palettes used in these home as well, such as beige, cream and tons of marble and granite. The colours used are important especially at the coast as the ocean air can severely deteriorate the materials that builders use over time, sometimes even faster than because of the salty, humid air. Nevertheless, there are still numerous materials that coastal home owners can consider for their stylish homes, especially one their floors.
This job description can be easily explained by looking at all the technical processes that are involved in actual floor laying. A floor layer will apply blocks, strips, or sheets of various types of floor covering materials or decorative covering to floors, on walls as well as appliances and perhaps light fixtures. Floorers also sweep, scrapes, sands, or chips away the dirt and irregularities from base surfaces, and fills any cracks with the necessary materials like putter, plaster, cement or grout in order to create a smooth surface and evidently a clean foundation for the floor. The floor layer is also skilled in measuring and cutting the floor covering materials like rubber, linoleum or cork tile which then becomes the base of the floor. Thereafter the foundation materials are laid which are usually felt or any other fabric. Finally over the foundation material is placed, an adhesive cement is spread across the floor which is sound proof and prevents it from wearing at its joints.
The first type of flooring material we will be talking about is the cork floor. This type of flooring is great for warmth in winters and is also eco friendly despite its obvious name. The cork flooring material is created by peeling off the bark from the tree without obstructing the tree at all. They are mainly used in insulating the home and making the home almost sound proof.
Secondly we will address the flooring material that is laminate flooring. This comes in many shapes, sizes, colours and designs. This is a clean, and affordable option for all the modern homes that require a basically stain free and easy to clean option for long lasting flooring. This type of faux or wooden mixture of materials is not heavily affected by water damage and moisture, and requires less care than authentic wooden flooring. Laminate flooring is great for its ease of cleanliness that can be achieved with a good sweeping of a broom and a wipe from a soapy mop.
The third type of flooring material we will talk about is linoleum flooring, which comprises of cork wood dust, limestone, recycled wood flour, and linseed oil. This odd combination creates a stunning floor that can be moulded and played with to your own liking. These types of floors are made so tough against impacts or dents, and oils do not affect linoleum flooring or damage it for that matter. A floor using this type of material provides a smooth and comfortable feel.
Stone flooring is the fourth type of material we will be discussing. This is perfect for any kind of home today, but especially in the country style home. But we would usually see this on patios of large gardens, and especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Due to the fact that there are hundreds of different types of stones to use, natural stone tiles also come in different types like limestone, clay, granite, pebble, sandstone, slate, travertine and onyx. The stone floor is a great addition to any home as they can withstand high temperatures and are suitable to be placed near sources or radiant heating like fireplaces, stoves, and furnaces.