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In ancient times, floors weren’t anything close to what we know them to be today. They were just a patch of tamped down dirt that was sometimes strewn with unworked materials, such as hay and straw for people to walk on. While traditional dirt floors are still used in some parts of the world, there is a huge selection of flooring options available today. And, we understand that choosing the right flooring type for your home or other building can be confusing. That’s why we created this website. Although we’re not flooring specialists, we can provide you with some useful information about the different types of flooring. This information can guide you through the flooring selection process but also help you identify the right flooring contractor for your needs. Welcome aboard!



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Four Reasons for Choosing Spray Foam Insulation Over Traditional Methods

by Ella Lawrence

Spray foam insulation is a relatively new method of preventing heat loss in your home, but it has significant advantages over traditional methods. Here are some of the reasons why spray foam insulation could be the right solution for your home.

Better Performance

Firstly, spray foam insulation offers much better insulation than other methods. As the foam is sprayed into the cavity, it expands and fills every last corner of the space you are treating. Solid insulation only fills the space into which it can be stuffed. Because of this, spray insulation provides far better coverage and traps more heat. This keeps your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, which is the main purpose of insulation.


A second advantage offered by spray foam insulation is that it also acts as a sealant. Solid insulation will always allow air through any gaps, but spray foam does not leave these gaps. This means that as well as blocking any drafts, it can also keep out moisture, which helps to prevent dampness and mildew from building up. It will also act as an extra prevention against insect infestation and will keep out dust, pollen and other allergens that can cause problems to human health. The sealant properties of spray foam are therefore an excellent reason for choosing it.


The longevity of spray foam also wins over solid materials. Traditional insulation will sag and settle over time, opening up gaps that will need to be filled again if they are not to let heat through. Spray foam does not suffer from this. Once it has expanded to its full size, it will keep its shape for many decades. It will not deteriorate and will continue to protect your home for as long as it is in place.


Finally, spray foam is an environmentally friendly form of insulation. Modern formulations do not use toxic chemicals, and the insulation does not emit any harmful volatile organic compounds once it has been installed. The spray itself is water blown so that there are no dangerous emissions. Using spray foam will therefore not harm the environment — and the savings in energy use you experience will have an important effect in lowering your carbon footprint.

Spray foam insulation is a simple and affordable method of protecting your home. To find out more about the benefits of this type of insulation, talk to a company like Advanced Foam & Coatings Pty Ltd.