Given that it’s just something to walk on, you wouldn’t think flooring is a huge cost. But in some renovations, flooring alone can account for as much as a tenth of the overall renovations; and if there’s a delay, about half the time it’s a flooring issue (waiting for the materials to arrive, the tiles are popping out, etc.)

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at all the flooring basics, along with the issues you could encounter. And yes, we included the average costing, so you’ll know you’re not getting ripped off. For this article, we had help from Ron Chong, a present-day realtor who actually first started off in construction and Interior Design.

Let’s get right to it.

The types of flooring available

Flooring refers to any covering on your floor that’s designed to be permanent. Under the standards of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA),

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