Godfrey Hirst Carpets New Zealand Limited is a member of the Godfrey Hirst Group of companies.
Recognised as one of the top carpet manufacturers in the world, the Godfrey Hirst Group has spinning mills, dye houses, design studios and manufacturing plants in New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America.
The utilisation of world class technologies in continuous dyeing and high resolution printing facilities; comprehensive yarn extrusion and twisting methods; state-of-the-art tufting equipment and finishing lines means the Godfrey Hirst Group produces innovative broadloom carpets and carpet tiles which are manufactured to the highest standard.
The company will strive to continue to use its extensive technological and experienced human resources to maintain a leadership role in the manufacturing and distribution of carpet in New Zealand.
Laminate flooring is much less expensive than hardwood, but it doesn’t fall short on quality and appearance. If you’re on a budget, yet you love the look of hardwood, laminate flooring allows you to get the look without the breaking the bank.
Laminate is protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, which makes it strong, scratch-resistant and highly durable. It’s also resistant to fading from sunlight. If you have small children and pets, or you need flooring for an area that involves high traffic, laminate is the perfect choice.
Laminate is easy to clean - Unlike hardwood, the stain resistant nature of laminate flooring makes cleaning up spills easy – no special cleaners required. Just be sure to clean up spills quickly however, as laminate is not waterproof.
Laminate is easy to install - Laminate boards are designed to interlock, making them very easy to work with. They can also be put over most existing floors, saving installation time. The process is so simple that many homeowners install laminate themselves.
Style Variation - You can find laminate flooring in a variety of styles, from wood to stone and tile finishes. All of these are available in different colours, surface treatments, thickness and plank styles.
Allergies - If anyone in your family suffers from bad allergies, laminate flooring is an excellent choice since there are no places for dust and other particles to become trapped. The underlay provides a moisture barrier that not only protects the floor from damage, but also prevents mould from forming.
Subfloor Versatility - Laminate can be installed on nearly any type of subfloor, from concrete to pre-existing vinyl floors. When hardwood isn’t compatible with a subfloor, laminate is a smart option.
As you can see, laminate is a great option for many different rooms in your home. It’s important to note, however, that it isn’t a good choice for rooms with a risk of serious water leaks, like your laundry room or bathroom. Laminates are built to be moisture resistant, but not waterproof.
Godfrey Hirst Laminate - "Belle XL"
Accentuate the grand space in a room with the ultimate in elegant style and affordability. Belle XL laminate planks are not only extra wide at 240mm, but each plank is an incredible 2050mm long, allowing you to create stunning interior style with a practical laminate floor.
Godfrey Hirst Laminate - "Belle Endless"
Capture the natural beauty of timber in a stunning new laminate range that brings dramatic style to the floor. Belle Endless features beveled edges on the long side of the planks. This means the short ends align with perfect pattern matching, creating a stunning never-ending plank effect.
The next generation in high performance flooring.
- Hybrid flooring can withstand the harshest of New Zealand’s climatic changes from hot, wet and cold making it ideal for use in any environment across the country.
- Withstanding the heaviest foot traffic at home or in commercial areas, Hybrid boards are 100% waterproof, and can be wet mopped and installed in wet areas.
- Trigon™ core technology displays astonishing stability in the most extreme climates, handling temperature changes with minimal expansion and contraction.
- All Hybrids come with pre-adhered underlay for improved acoustics and underfoot comfort. The improved acoustics also enables use in multi residential applications, and decreases the cost of installation.
Godfrey Hirst - Hybrid "Artemis"
The Artemis range from Godfrey Hirst features 6 stunning colours with the visual appeal of timber and combines the attributes of laminate and vinyl to produce a truly unique product.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is Hybrid?
Hybrid is the latest flooring innovation, combining the best attributes of both laminate and vinyl to create a rigid floating floor that can be installed throughout the entire home. Hybrid is made of multiple layers of materials pressed together for an extremely hard-wearing floor.
These layers are as follows:
- UV coating provides a hard-wearing surface with high impact resistance.
• The decorative layer replicated the look of an authentic hardwood floor.
• Trigon® Core Technology layer features a limestone composite core board that is waterproof and stable in extreme temperature changes.
• A pre-adhered acoustic backing delivers improved acoustics and comfort underfoot as well as decreasing installation costs.
How hard wearing is Hybrid flooring?
Hybrid flooring is an exceptionally hard wearing product that is suitable in both residential and commercial applications.
Will my Hybrid floor scratch?
Yes, it can. Although exceptionally hard wearing and resilient, care does need to be taken to ensure you protect your Hybrid floor from dents and scratches. Godfrey Hirst has Hybrid Care information available on request, to help protect your flooring against dents and scratches.
Can I direct stick my Hybrid flooring?
No. Hybrid floors are designed to only be installed using a floating system. Godfrey Hirst provide installation guidelines for all of our flooring products including Hybrid.
What makes Hybrid flooring different?
Godfrey Hirst Hybrid floors combine the look and feel of natural timber with all the very best technical attributes of laminate and luxury vinyl planks.
Hybrid features Trigon® Core technology, it is a waterproof product that is durable and has minimal expansion and contraction, meaning it can withstand extreme temperature changes.
What is Trigon® Core Technology?
Trigon® is the name given to the cutting-edge core technology. The Trigon® Core is made of 80% limestone and 20% vinyl powder, providing a product that is capable of handling rapid temperature changes with minimal expansion and contraction, greater impact resistance and is a waterproof product.
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