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Six ideal Areas for Our Acoustic Flooring Options

Six ideal Areas for Our Acoustic Flooring Options
Acoustics is an important consideration when specifying flooring and should be evaluated based on the needs of a particular environment. An environment with good acoustical control supports the activities and goals of that space. Noise is typically defined as unpleasant and unwanted sound.
Along with being virtually waterproof, durable, low-maintenance, and soft underfoot, Mkeka wa Mbao™ and Marmoleum offer a less-known benefit: peace and quiet! a sound absorbent co-efficient of between 19 and 20 dB. Acoustically-friendly floors grant a more peaceful experience for a variety of situations and settings
The two most important acoustical factors to consider when specifying flooring are the product’s sound absorption and noise reduction capabilities. While many people focus solely on the floor’s appearance and basic qualities, it is also worth paying attention to the acoustic performance of the flooring you are considering.
Sound treatment is a key design consideration for almost every building, regardless of industry, in order to reduce noise disturbance and enhance sound quality. Selecting acoustic flooring materials is crucial to effective sound treatment.
Let’s take a look at the top 6 settings that could greatly benefit from soundless acoustic range of Mkeka wa Mbao™ and Marmoleum flooring.
Offices and Businesses
Have you ever walked into a business set in a large room with tile floors where you could hear every footstep and voice echo? Along with being unforgiving on feet, tile floors bounce sound waves and can lead to that echoing sensation. Our flooring options help absorb sound and create a more inviting, peaceful business atmosphere.
Apartments
Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, most people desire an inviting, functional, and quiet environment. Footsteps overheard at night when you are trying to sleep, music thumping through the ceiling, or hearing someone cough even though they are upstairs are all signs that your home’s flooring needs an acoustic upgrade.
Libraries
It goes without saying that libraries are expected to be quiet! Picture an expansive library outfitted entirely with tile floors. What a cold, loud atmosphere that would be!
Recording Studios
For recording studios, hard flooring is the gold standard. Carpet causes problems since it wears out quickly due to heavy foot traffic and absorbs high frequencies, thereby negatively affecting sound production and quality.
Hospitals and Aged Care Facilities
Hospitals and aged care facilities can be noisy. From beeping machines to patient interactions to staff discussions, these settings can be places of significant unrest.
Schools
Loud, echoing footsteps and voices in a school? Not a good mix. To learn, students need a safe, quiet atmosphere.
The right flooring choice can have a major impact on the overall function and atmosphere of your setting. With their high durability, pleasing aesthetic appeal, and acoustic-friendly features, our range of flooring might make the ideal choice for your home or professional setting.

What’s the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring?

It’s no secret that there are a large variety of flooring options available, which can make it easy to get lost in the specifics of how one type of flooring differs from another. One common flooring question we often receive from consumers is: what’s the difference between linoleum flooring and vinyl flooring.
The vinyl flooring vs. linoleum comparison is one filled with many similarities. There is however a few key differences between the two flooring options that should definitely not be ignored.
Composition
Linoleum is a mix of renewable natural materials: primarily linseed oil, which comes from flax seeds, plus other natural ingredients such as jute, cork powders, wood flour and tree resins. The design is not on a separate image layer, but is embedded throughout the materials.
Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, is a synthetic product that is made up of vinyl, a combination of chemicals including ethylene and chlorine, and other additives (like felt, fiberglass, and dyes).
Life Span & Durability
Speaking of life spans, linoleum flooring can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, while vinyl flooring typically lasts anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Because of this, linoleum is considered more durable than vinyl as it has similar properties to ceramic flooring and hardwood.
Look & Style
The difference in design versatility between vinyl flooring vs. linoleum is astounding. Linoleum is extremely limited in its design options. Unlike vinyl, which authentically replicates the natural look of wood and stone, Linoleum doesn’t have the same style versatility in terms of mimicking other flooring types. However it can be great for creating large patterns, embedded designs or blocks of color. Linoleum is colorfast, which means that the patterns and hues are not just printed on the surface but are dimensionally present through the entire piece. This allows the flooring to wear down without fading, as the colors are true all the way through the material.
Scratch, Stain and Dent Resistance
Both vinyl and marmoleum floorings have hardened wear layers designed to provide maximum scratch and stain resistance both are designed for superior dent resistance from things like cleats, heavy appliances and dropped objects.
Installation
Vinyl flooring is considered to be the easier option out of the two (especially if you’re looking for a DIY flooring project). While linoleum flooring installation is typically not considered a complicated process, certain precautions are needed.

Maintenance
Both Vinyl and Linoleum requires extremely low maintenance. Considered one of the easiest flooring types to clean, both flooring can withstand normal sweeping and vacuuming as well as mopping. You won’t have to worry about damaging the floorboards as they are not affected by moisture, mold, or mildew.
Price
While linoleum flooring isn’t expensive, it typically costs more than vinyl, fairly head to head.
Applications
Both vinyl and linoleum flooring are ideal for almost any commercial design project thanks to their multi-faceted and cross-purpose functionality.
Whether you decide to go with linoleum or vinyl tile flooring, there are plenty of beautiful, high-quality options for both types of flooring material. Because they’re both considered types of resilient flooring, and are great choices for homeowners looking for affordable, comfortable and practical flooring products.

Forbo® Marmoleum Linoleum Flooring Helping to win the fight against Hospital Acquired Infections

Healthcare is among the most challenging environments for the Admission and Discharge community to service, and with good reason. Interior finishes must be hygienic and provide for the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff. The flooring must be tough enough to withstand the daily, around-the-clock pounding from rolling and foot traffic and still be easy to maintain.
When designing healthcare facilities, we think of safety, function and aesthetics, sterile environments are meant to be safe and germ/bacteria free. Marmoleum Linoleum is a floor covering that meets these criteria and is no stranger to designers. Introduced more than a century ago, today’s linoleum is harkening a new generation of specifiers as a durable, all-natural alternative to resilient flooring.
Marmoleum ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria stems from the natural raw materials that go into its production, namely linseed oil,pine resin ,wood floor and jute . An inherent property of the product, the anti-bacterial qualities of Marmoleum won’t diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.
Marmoleum Linoleum has received the British Allergy Foundation’s Seal of Approval due to the fact that they do not harbour bacteria or dust mites, contributing to healthier indoor environments.
The major attribute of marmoleum that makes it applicable to medical centers and hospitals is its sheet production. The sheet application allows for minimal seams and, therefore, offers less opportunity for bacteria to hide in grout lines or floor seams. Additionally, this allows for better maintenance options than other flooring.
Linoleum is made from natural materials such as linseed oil, jute, cork powders and tree resins. The product is antistatic, hypoallergenic and does not emit potentially harmful VOCs, so it contributes to good indoor air quality.
Similar to other resilient floors, linoleum comes in multiple fresh hues, and the color and pattern extend through the entire thickness of the product. When specified in roll goods, marmoleum allows for flowing designs and adds natural influences to otherwise harsh environments. Like resilient and rubber, marmoleum can be waterjet cut with intricate patterns and inlays.
Forbo® Marmoleum flooring is considered to be an asthma and allergy friendly flooring choice. In fact, Marmoleum flooring is the only floor covering that is certified to be allergy and asthma friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America® (AAFA), making it is safe for adults, children, and pets with allergies or asthma.
Floor Décor Kenya offers a full portfolio of products suitable for use in general circulation areas within healthcare establishments. From reception areas and corridors which are subject to heavy footfall, to canteens and family waiting rooms that require a more relaxed atmosphere we have a range of products to meet your needs.

Professional Floor Installation matters – the performance of a new floor depends on it.

You have a host of choices when it comes to new flooring – material, style, color, and more – really, the only limit is your imagination. Whatever flooring you choose for your home, who installs it makes all the difference.
Doing it yourself may seem like a great way to save money (and they do make it seem so easy on the home improvement shows), but the time spent and risk of mistake can be costly. This also goes for warehouse or discount dealers; they often take shortcuts or use inexperienced installers, so achieving the look you want or long-term value can be a costly proposition.
A professional accredited flooring technician has years of experience. YouTube videos may be helpful, but they aren’t going to provide you with the details necessary for completing such a difficult project. Only a professional has the knowledge and experience to guarantee a job well done.
Even the most elegant Laminate ,vinyl Mkeka wa Mbao or Linoleum flooring can appear cheap if the installation isn’t completed properly. Rather than settling for a mediocre installation, rely on professionals to make sure that your home looks its best.
There are many steps during a flooring installation that need to be completed correctly and skillfully for a successful outcome. We are committed in providing the installers with the best training so they in turn, will provide customers with the highest standards of workmanship.
A professional team can ensure that your flooring is installed correctly the first time. You won’t have to spend money on fixing loose ends or replacing mismanaged flooring. Rather, you can enjoy your perfect flooring for years to come.
How important is proper installation? So important that your warranty depends on it! Manufacturers know that Vinyl, or laminates can only perform as well as it is installed.
Safeguard your investment
Flooring investment is a major investment when installed properly, it can increase the overall value of your property. This is no small consideration.
As you can imagine, we’ve seen some pretty shoddy work over the years, which is why we feel so strongly about recommending an accredited professional installer.
At Floor Décor Kenya we are immensely proud of our Accredited Installers. We invest on training them on all products sold at Floor Decor outlets this signifies and acknowledges our high standards of reputable, fairly priced work. You can rest assured that they will offer you the best pre installation advice and a top-class installation to go with it from start to finish.
For all Products sold at Floor Decor Kenya showrooms we share with our clients a list of accredited installer make sure you contact them after purchase for a professional installation.

Introducing Pata Floor Pay on Installments ! Let’s Take Your Flooring to the Next Level

Are you in dire need of a floor makeover and you are short of cash to buy or afford one? Worry no more. Floor Décor Kenya Ltd has partnered with KCB bank to help its customers get our various flooring products dubbed ‘Pata Floor pay on installments !’ you will be allowed to buy any flooring product of your choice at any Floor Décor Showroom countrywide. The initiative is an innovative lending product that allows you to buy any floor product and pay in monthly installments at a 0% interest rate through a KCB credit card.

1 .  You must be an account holder with KCB Bank/ National Bank,approval takes 24hrs subject to KCB Bank terms .

2. Non account holders need to first open an account with KCB bank.

3. Applicants must first visit Floor Decor Kenya showroom for a quote , after we provide application form to be filled by the customer which is sent to KCB for approval.

Majority of homeowners move into homes without flooring to save on rent, without knowing the risks associated with staying on unfloored house. Staying in an unfloored house mostly with uneven concrete subfloor is uncomfortable and unforgiving! The Worst affected are families with kids or elderly folks in the household, falling will hurt and may seriously injure people. Moreover, unfloored houses usually become damp due to the moisture migrating from the underneath and top of the slab. Another setback of concrete subfloor is coldness, since it has no insulating value and will feel chilled against bare feet. Cold and damp concrete subfloor can worsen asthma symptoms, and is also associated with an increased risk of asthma development and respiratory tract infections.
Life is too short not to feel at home! An awesome flooring solution gives you that feeling at home. It is a blissful sentiment that unfortunately often requires time and patience. But time has become a precious commodity! That’s why Pata Floor pay on installments offers an instant feeling of coming home!
Why Wait?
Now there’s no need to put off your flooring plans any longer. With our payment plans, you’re able to avoid paying up front, and pay for your flooring as you enjoy it. Don’t live with worn out or boring floors. We demystify and build confidence for the customers so they can complete their flooring projects.
Why finance?
Pata Floor pay on installments ! allow you to pay your new floor while you enjoy using it. With 0% rates and payment plans, it just makes sense, so dream homes and real-life budgets are always on the same page.
We Make Your Dream Flooring Affordable
Not only do we have fantastic pricing on flooring for every room, we’ve made it even easier to walk out with your new floor. As you consider the flooring that fits your lifestyle, take advantage of our Pata Floor pay on installments

! Offer.

Discover the Benefits of Composite Decking!



Long the go to material, wood is increasingly being replaced by composite decking as the material of choice for outdoor spaces. Designed to deliver incredible durability, easy maintenance and lasting beauty, composite decking offers all the beauty of wood without the hassles of continuous upkeep.
Composite decking has grown in popularity over the past few years it’s a simple, no-fuss option in more ways than one, which continues to be a top favorite for builders.
Today’s homeowners want to spend their time enjoying their outdoor living spaces rather than maintaining them. High-performance composite decking stands up to weather and day-to-day wear far better than wood. It’s also made from recycled content, which makes it an ideal choice for today’s eco-conscious consumers.
Here are key advantages of using composite decking:
Durability: Composite decking is designed for maximum durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold, and won’t rot, crack or warp. It’s also insect-proof and splinter-free, making it safer and more comfortable for families with kids and pets.
Low-maintenance: With composite decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting. Just an occasional soap-and-water cleaning is all that’s needed to maintain stability and beauty for decades. Our decking even comes with a 30-year Fade and Stain Warranty, ensuring that it will continue to look and perform as well as the first day it was installed.
Aesthetics: Featuring high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colors, composite decking looks and feels more natural than ever before. Color options range from deep earth tones to spicy reds and pristine greys, including tropically-inspired boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods. In addition to the range of decking looks available, homeowners also can find a wide selection of composite accessories, such as railings, stairs, gates, pergolas and furniture, to create a truly customized outdoor space.
Sustainability: Composite decking provides the look and feel of wood without the environmental impact. The deck boards are made using recycled content, including reclaimed industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from common items such as shopping bags and newspaper sleeves.
Value: Although the initial cost of composite decking can be higher, when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance required with a wood deck. Their value becomes unmatched.
Upkeep: Composite decking is made of a mix of waste wood or cellulose fibre and plastic, so typically it requires only an occasional cleaning. The same goes for new non-wood railings offered in a variety of materials, including composite, vinyl, glass and metal. As well as being quick and easy to clean, you don’t need to paint, stain or seal it.
Strong Warranties: Lengthy warranties on composites guarantee enduring good looks and offer additional peace of mind. In fact, our decking is backed by a 30-year Fade and Stain Warranty, which is unprecedented in the industry—resulting in the ultimate assurance of lasting beauty. When planning an outdoor living space, an important consideration for homeowners is cost. As with many things in life, you get what you pay for.
Color Retention and Uniformity: Many people choose composite decks because of their uniform color. Since the boards are manufactured from a batch of mixed material, each board has the same look as the next.
Pest Free: When it comes to standard wood materials, homeowners are often faced with fighting off bugs. Without properly infused wood, these pests can result in wood rot, mold, unwanted growths, and other negative outcomes. Composite decking, however, is resistant to bugs and will not mold or decay over time.
Easy installation: Another perk of composite decks is that the installation is relatively easy. Wood decks can be a bit tricky and a hassle to install. Composite decks, on the other hand, come without the same hassle that wood decks have when it comes to installation
Decks are a wonderful accessory to have for your home. They are a pleasant outdoor retreat for your home where you can relax, entertain, or enjoy the afternoon sun. They boast several other significant benefits that make it the ideal choice for contractors, architects, and homeowners, alike.
Whether you are looking to add a deck or you are looking to replace and update your current one, consider steering away from the wood standard and instead, embrace the trend of composite decks for your home. Here at Floor Décor Kenya we have an immense range that gives you the design flexibility to achieve a look that suits your lifestyle.

Why You’ll Love Mkeka Wa Mbao® Floors and Walls in Your Bathroom


Whether big or small, with shower or without one, your bathroom represents a special room in your home reserved for hygiene, cleanliness, and improved quality of life.
Just try going a couple of days without one and you’ll see exactly how important these rooms are in our lives. Whether it’s taking a shower, visiting ‘the throne’, or simply washing your teeth, it’s in the bathroom that our day starts!
Now, the décor in bathrooms is a question that has bugged many interior designers in the past. Should it be minimalistic and simply to the point of serving its purpose, or should it be elaborate so that it represents a place of enjoyment and relaxation?
The bathroom is the place where you relax and unwind after a long day of work or the place where you fresh up after an intense workout. More than anything, it needs to be practical and evoke a sense of calm and relaxation. Floor Décor Kenya offers a range of water-proof Mkeka wa Mbao™ flooring and walls so you can enjoy your bath time to the fullest.
Choosing vinyl bathroom flooring offers many benefits over natural products such as stone tiles. Vinyl is a practical choice for your bathroom as it is easy to clean and is waterproof. It is ideal where slip-resistance, durability and hygienic conditions are required.
Mkeka wa Mbao™ on Bathroom Walls and Floor can withstand the test of time. To make sure you’ll enjoy every minute of your time in the bathroom. It has dense concentration of deep inlaid anti slip particles throughout the wear layer for permanent slip performance with enhanced slip resistant safety.
You can also cover old looking tiles on your bathroom walls without the need for demolishing them making remodeling of a bathroom very easy with Mkeka wa mbao vinyl sheets .
Splash without Worrying!
Although vinyl can give a look similar to tile or hardwood, it is much softer underfoot, thanks to its felt or foam backing. That provides a comfortable surface, which is particularly helpful in bathrooms where slip-and-fall accidents are common on wet floors.
Whether it is for a bathroom, changing room or shower room, Floor Décor Kenya has a range of vinyl flooring which is perfectly suited for each environment. Our ranges offer high performance slip resistant safety flooring for wet and dry, barefoot and shod applications.
Good-looking and supremely practical, vinyl is becoming a popular choice for bathroom flooring in the world today. Mkeka wa Mbao™ is your best option if extreme amounts of water are expected.
Mkeka wa Mbao™ have a fantastic range of bathroom flooring for both residential and commercial applications. There are many different flooring designs to choose from whether you prefer a more natural stone look, wood effect or a modern geometric design. Our bathroom flooring range from Floor Décor Kenya is sure to have something to satisfy your needs.