Published on April 27, 2018 by Marc & Mandy

Are you building or renovating? Mandy stopped by Olympic Building Centre to learn more about today’s hottest interior finishes and materials, and here’s what she found out!

The “May As Well” Effect
Says Jeff Gostick, of Olympic Building Centre: If you’re redoing your flooring, you might as well do your baseboards, you may as well do the doors, and you may as well do the casings. Have cohesive finishes throughout your home will not only make it look modern and updated, but it could also positively affect its overall market value, making it more appealing to potential buyers in the future.

For Your Flooring: Laminate or Vinyl 
According to Jeff, DIY-ers tend to gravitate towards laminate and vinyl flooring options. Vinyl flooring is 100 percent plastic and is extremely resistant to moisture, making it a great choice for the bathroom and kitchen. On the other hand, laminate is comprised almost entirely of wood product, and it tends to have a high resale value, making it a great choice for bedrooms and the living/dining room. These flooring options are popular because they are resistant to stains, scratches, and fading. They also tend to be easier to install and more cost-effective than actual hardwood.

For Your Doors: Solid Core Doors
Nothing says quality, quite like a solid core door. Not only does this breed of door provide a satisfying thud when you close them, but they’re also more durable, sound proof, and energy efficient than their hollow counterparts. They’re also a lot harder to break into, making them the safer choice.

For Your Trim/Casings: Sleek Look
Simple and sleek looking trims are a popular choice among homeowners and interior designers alike. Thin, streamlined trims won’t overpower your space, or take away from more prominent decorative accents.

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