Floor tiles for your home
The Irish newspaper has launched a campaign for a cheaper alternative to the expensive hardwood floors on your flooring.
The paper’s editor-in-chief said she hoped that by raising awareness of the flooring problem, the public would learn the value of cheap flooring and help to save millions of pounds.
It comes after a record number of people in the UK reported having floor tiles that had a problem with dampness, the Irish Times reported.
“We are trying to get as many people as possible to realise the importance of having flooring that has dampness resistance and the importance that it has on a person’s wellbeing,” said Frances O’Donovan.
The hardwood is the material that floors are made from.
It is used to insulate your home and is generally cheaper than aluminium.
The issue has become a hot topic after a survey of more than 8,000 people by the Institute of Economic Affairs found that between 2009 and 2014, more than 10,000 residents of homes with a damp floor reported that they had used floor tiles with a problem.
A survey by the University of Liverpool in October found that over a third of all residents reported having tiles that were damaged or damaged badly.
The Institute of Engineering and Applied Science at the University’s Faculty of Engineering surveyed 1,400 residents across the UK.
The survey found that a third said they had tiles that showed signs of dampness.
Some people said the dampness was caused by the material being exposed to moisture or air pollution.
“They’re very porous and they can cause mould growth, so it is a very serious issue,” said O’Neill.
“It is the number one complaint in this country, it is probably the number that we are most worried about.”
There’s no question that the problems that we have with damp floors are very serious.
People are having them installed, and it’s quite a problem for the health of people living in these houses.
“The question is: ‘How do we fix this problem?'”
O’Neill said she had heard from many people who had experienced the problems, adding that a lack of affordable flooring had left many people struggling to live in their homes.
“I think it is the people who live in homes that have damp floors who are the ones that have the most problems,” she said.
“If you live in a house that has no damp floor, it’s a very, very difficult problem for you to live there.”
The University of London’s Dr Peter Bredesen said he was worried about the problem in England, where there were many examples of damp floors.
“For some reason, we are now seeing a significant increase in damp floors across England,” he said.
Dr Bredasen said it was important to look at the wider context.
“People who live on a high floor in London, they don’t have the same problems as people who are on a low floor, but they are affected in other ways,” he told the Irish Independent.
“It’s not just the problems of damp and mould, it affects people’s wellbeing.”