Flooring replacements vary based on type, manufacturer, use, and care.
Some carpets can last over 10 years, although most start to see signs of replacing between 5 and 7 years. Hardwood floors have one of the longest lifespans, easily over 25 years with proper care. Unfortunately, hardwood floors are easily damaged by pets and moisture, so maintenance is important. If you’re not interested in hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring can also last over 15 years, sometimes over 20 years with proper care.
Nothing beats hardwood, but laminate and vinyl also have substantial lifespans. Hardwood has one of the longest lifespans of the different flooring options, over 25 years, but this is with proper care and maintenance. Water and pets are two of the biggest killers of hardwood floors. Vinyl and laminate are popular choices, able to last over 15 years with good care, but they can peel or chip if not maintained properly or see heavy, frequent use.
Flooring installation varies from type to type and has also changes based on the room and size of the area. MC Construction will consult with you on furniture arrangement, moving of appliances, and time frame. We always recommend you put away breakables before construction begins, remove art from walls, and take care of other valuable items for safekeeping.
To extend your floor’s lifespan, there are many types of maintenance you can do to keep your floor looking great. For carpets, investing in regular deep carpet cleaning can help remove clogged dirt or other stains.
Regularly cleaning and dusting hardwood floors without the application of soap, wax, or vinegar will help maintain the finish and color. For laminate and vinyl, use water sparingly but do remember to sweep daily and mop every other mop. Always always check the soap and materials you are using.
A door installation may seem simple, but simple things have plenty of weak points where installation can go wrong. Marshall Cruz Construction has been called to many homes and offices where door installations have gone wrong.
We make sure to check for a level install, a sealed finish, no strain on the door frame, and we allow time for waterproofing. Save the hassle and the headache with a professional, experienced door installation you don’t need to worry about.
At Marshall Cruz Construction, we offer both drop ceiling installations and drop ceiling grid installations. This means we work with you to design the layout, choose the tile size, and create a drop ceiling grid for your ceiling. Then we work to install each drop ceiling tile so you have a seamless finish.
Yes, installing a ceiling in your basement is possible! For most homes, getting the look of a finished basement is possible with a drop ceiling installation. A drop ceiling installation will cover pipes and other important ductwork while still providing accessbility. The best part is that drop ceilings are affordable and come in a wide variety of textures, designs, and colors, so you can get the perfect look you want.
While many homeowners are tempted to install a suspended ceiling themselves, working with a local Baltimore building contractor is often the safest method to take. While the process may look simple, our Baltimore contractors design a drop ceiling grid that suspends easily and safely, while navigating around pipes, plumbing, wires, and other materials you may wish to hide. We ensure an easy access through the panels while still giving a finished look to your new ceiling.
Drywall Construction is a great investment because it is affordable, can easily be painted to match any design, and is fire resistant. Compared to the previous use of plaster, drywall is a big win when it comes to any construction.