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Common Types of HDB Flooring in Singapore

18 September 2020

By: Floorrich Singapore

Grey and Orange Modern Living Room with SPC Vinyl Flooring HDB

 

                                                                                                  Floorrich │ Floor Guide

The Optional Component Scheme (OCS) by the HDB is a cost-effective option for new BTO homeowners who install either vinyl strip flooring or polished porcelain in their HDB homes. But what if you’re simply looking to renovate your home? Since flooring plays an integral role in setting a solid foundation for other design elements, how should you go about your HDB flooring selection without the OCS backing you up? From functionality and aesthetics to budget, there are many things to consider, but first, you’ll have to be well-versed in the many options available for flooring in Singapore. In this flooring guide, we’ll cover the common HDB flooring options to ease your selection process.

1. VINYL FLOORING

Budget-friendly and extremely durable, luxury vinyl flooring has been climbing up the popularity ladder since its introduction to the flooring market. Engineered with a top print layer that comes in a variety of colours and styles, vinyl flooring is easy to install and will help bring any design ideas to life for your unit. Installing vinyl flooring without hacking the existing floors of your HDB is also possible – talk about saving costs!

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Kitchen

Vinyl strip flooring is perfect for the kitchen area of a HDB since it is slip and water-resistant. Since lots of spills and accidents are bound to happen here, the synthetic polymers in the flooring make it easier to maintain.

Living Room & Bedroom

With high dimensional stability due to multiple compressed layers, vinyl flooring is perfect for areas with high foot traffic, such as the living room or bedroom of your HDB unit. Relatively flexible, it is softer underfoot, making it comfortable to walk on. Add this to the fact that Floorrich is an authorised supplier of non-toxic and low VOC vinyl flooring in Singapore, and you’ve got yourself one of the best options for families with the elderly and young children, especially considering the smaller space and higher density of HDB properties.


HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

When contemplating your flooring choices, keep in mind that vinyl flooring, particularly vinyl strip flooring, is not only budget-friendly but also offers a cost-effective solution for homeowners aiming to enhance their HDB spaces without breaking the bank.

HDB Vinyl Brazilian Walnut Flooring Singapore

 

Floorrich │ Featuring vinyl flooring in Brazilian Walnut.

Modern Nursery Baby Room with Vinyl Flooring HDB

 

Floorrich │ SPC vinyl flooring

2. SPC VINYL FLOORING

Stone Polymer Composite, or HDB SPC flooring, is manufactured to mimic the appearance of solid timber. Made up of mixed limestone and PVC-based resin, the SPC core is extremely strong and stable. This makes it a perfect fit as HDB flooring.

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Living Room & Bedroom

Due to the strong SPC core, the flooring has high impact, slip, and scratch resistance. To top it off, it is also water-resistant and eco-friendly, making it perfect for installation in homes with pets. Your ideal HDB flooring, perhaps?

HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

While SPC vinyl flooring may seem like a premium option, its long-term durability and resistance to various types of damage make it a cost-effective choice for homeowners seeking lasting value.

3. SOLID WOOD FLOORING

Solid wood flooring never goes out of style. Exuding sophistication, it is a timeless investment that increases the value of a home and has a longevity that remains unrivalled – clearly, a clear contender as the HDB flooring of your dreams. With each grain adding a touch of uniqueness, its ‘stain-ability’ gives homeowners the option to add some colour to the space. What makes Floorrich’s solid wood flooring different? We use Bona Premium water-based coating, supplementing better indoor air quality.

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Living Room & Bedroom

Being a product of nature, solid wood flooring is highly durable and resistant to humid climates. This flooring naturally adds warmth to your HDB living space and is extremely versatile, fitting seamlessly with most interior designs. Worried that it will lose its shine? Fret not – it can be refinished to bring its spark back!

HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

Solid wood flooring, while initially seen as a premium choice, proves to be a valuable investment due to its enduring quality and the ability to be revitalised through refinishing, eliminating the need for frequent replacements and additional costs.

Vinyl Strip Flooring Living Room for HDB

 

Floorrich │ Solid timber flooring

HDB Vinyl Flooring Singapore for Bedroom

 

Floorrich │ Engineered wood flooring

4. ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING

On a budget and looking for a cost-efficient alternative to solid wood flooring for your HDB flat? Also known as layered wood flooring, engineered wood flooring is eco-friendly, slip-resistant and indistinguishable from solid timber. Plus, it is available at a fraction of the cost.

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Living Room & Bedroom

Engineered wood flooring has high dimensional stability due to its structure. Since the top layer of the flooring is made of actual solid timber, it looks and feels just like hardwood. Depending on the thickness of this top layer, it can be re-varnished a few times to restore its shine, so your HDB flooring would look as good as new.

HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

Engineered wood flooring emerges as a cost-efficient alternative, providing the aesthetic appeal of solid wood at a fraction of the cost, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious HDB homeowners

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Living Room & Bedroom

Easy to install and impact-resistant, laminate flooring can withstand all the wear and tear associated with day-to-day human traffic in a HDB. This makes it a good option for pet owners too!

HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

Laminate flooring is known for its cost-effectiveness and durability and presents a practical choice for HDB homeowners seeking a resilient flooring solution without compromising on quality.

For more information on our extensive flooring options suitable for HDB flats, browse our residential gallery or contact us today.

5. LAMINATE FLOORING

The final HDB flooring option to consider is laminate flooring. Though not as water-resistant as compared to Vinyl and SPC Vinyl flooring, it is relatively durable and scratch-resistant.

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Living Room & Bedroom

Easy to install and impact-resistant, laminate flooring can withstand all the wear and tear associated with day-to-day human traffic in a HDB. This makes it a good option for pet owners too!

HDB Flooring Cost Consideration:

Laminate flooring is known for its cost-effectiveness and durability and presents a practical choice for HDB homeowners seeking a resilient flooring solution without compromising on quality.

For more information on our extensive flooring options suitable for HDB flats, browse our residential gallery or contact us today.