MLO Smart Construction Mauritius: Understanding the various types of timber flooring

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When building or renovating your home, you will have to think about which timber to choose for your flooring. This will depend on factors like budget, preference, mobility comfort, children. Many of the advantages of timber flooring are that there is often a product to suit your situation.  As there are a various types, styles, colours and finishes.. 

Let us have a look at some of the various types of timber flooring:


They are generally found in older homes. Solid timber boards are found in a wide variety of colours and are usually about 99mm thick. They can be installed on bearers, joists or over concrete. Among the  wide range of timber to choose from, you have the possibility to select either soft or hard woods coming from solid floor boards.– For full versatility in colour, grain , hardness and durability

This is the most durable type and can easily  be re-sanded to remove scratches and dents. 

You do not need to replace the flooring to  upgrade its look you can just select a new colour of finishing.


Overlay flooring is similar to solid  timber floors and is normally only about 12mm thick.  Meaning it has to  be installed over a solid base such as concrete as it is too thin to be used directly over bearers and joists.  Timber overlay  flooring  is mostly cheaper and can be easier to lay, but still offers the same wide collection of colours and grains.


Floating timber floorboards is a timber over plywood  or plantation pine, It is important to note that these floorboards are only around 3-4 mm thick.

They can be laid over most structurally solid floors which make them a great option for cost-effective  renovations  to nearly any type of existing floor. Prefinished are quite easy to install, floating floors are a common choice for DIY


Often made up of plywood with a layer of genuine wood veneer on top. The thickness of the veneer layers varies from around 1 to 6 millimiters. The engineered  wood panel may float on a foam underlay or fixate on a flooring using glue.  The majority of engineered wood is pre-finished.


Laminated floorings  consist of a multi-layer composite of organic and synthetic materials that make it durable and affordable.

PARQUETRY parquetry floorings are created from small, solid wood pieces which are used as flooring. This enables the creation of a myriad of designs. Both real hardwood and engineered wood may be used to create decorative parquet flooring. It incorporates tiny wood strips used to make geometric flooring designs like a basket weave, herringbone and others that delicately highlight the decor’s beauty.

Parquet flooring is a great choice, it gives the home a well-balanced brightness and an appealing and cozy appearance.

For all your timber flooring work, contact MLO Smart Construction  Mauritius. Our expert team will be able to advise the best solution for your specific needs.

MLO Smart Construction Company Mauritius: Tips for building a swimming pool

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Who among us does not dream of  getting a swimming pool installed in our backyard?

As we all know swimming is a valuable exercise among all others. Swimming is a full-body workout. 

A pool is ideal to spend quality time together with your family. Without any cell phones in the pool to disturb the quality time, everybody can make time for each other by playing a host of pool games.

At the same time, thinking of constructing a swimming pool can come with numerous stresses, and it can seem to be a complex  process for you. This because you have no idea of what to expect and you do  not know about the construction process.

Below are some tips to help you:


You should think of what you really want for your swimming pool :

Size, swimming pool  style, swimming pool (traditional versus natural swimming pool) and the swimming pool features you need( water slides, tanning features etc…).

Your main objective should be to build a swimming pool that suits your lifestyle, your budget, and your expectations. 

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Instruct yourself on all that matters swimming pool. This will help you to know better about swimming pool and you will get more ideas on how you will want yours.


Getting a building permit for your pool is an important step. You have to get a permit to make sure that your pool is safe, and if you do not comply, you could be looking at some major fines. After you get your permit, you can finally start building the pool of your dream.


Look for professionals. Look at their experiences and capabilities. Ask as many questions as possible while interviewing contractors and insist on having an answer to your questions. This will help you to understand what every contractor has to offer


To avoid an accidental drowning and other injuries to occur, do not neglect safety. Make sure your contractor gives priority to pool safety and includes the issue of safety right from the design stage .


While building your swimming pool, you should include all features that you fancy as this will cost you much cheaper than to add the features later on.


You should build a green swimming pool for the best return on investment.

Technological advancements today make swimming pool appliances including PPS, heaters,and lights far more energy efficient to run.  Energy efficient appliances reduce the running cost you incur from having a swimming pool which bodes well for the ROI


While a swimming pool should be aesthetically pleasing,  you should also give privilege to the technical capability. This will ensure your swimming pool has the right filter type, the right pipe size, the right flow rate, an efficient hydraulic design, and an efficient and effective chemical management system before focusing on aesthetics.

Contact MLO Smart Construction Company Mauritius for the construction of your dream swimming pool.  With MLO Smart Company  will ensure you get a safe swimming pool.