The Right Flooring for Your Home

The Right Flooring for Your Home

Flooring is usually the first thing that you see when you enter any place. That is why choosing the right flooring material is of importance. There are several types of flooring to choose from and this usually depends on a number of factors that include, cost, durability, moisture, etc.  You also have to make sure that the type of flooring you pick is ideal for the room for which it was intended. What is ideal for one room may not be ideal for another. Therefore, you can’t just make a random choice based on beauty alone without considering the advantages and disadvantages of every floor type.

Make time for research to learn about the various floor types, their benefits as well as costs. This will enable you to make the right choices in terms of what fits the space of your home and your budget of course.

Carpet

This is usually the best choice for living rooms and bedrooms especially in countries with cold weather. Carpets are glued to a layer of padding from wall-to-wall. Carpets are made from various materials such as wool, nylon, polyester, etc, and they come in many colors and textures.

Concrete

The best choice for your garage. If you have a workshop or a basement with heavy equipment, we recommend the concrete flooring to avoid the breaking of weak floor types.

Ceramic

You can find this in a variety of patterns, colors, and even sizes. Ceramics are made from clay and shale and they are hard material, however, not hard enough to withstand any damage. Therefore, before you go for ceramic, make sure it is ideal for the room(s) that you pick it for. It’s usually the best option for bathrooms and it is easy to maintain.

Vinyl

This is a flexible material that is unrolled, cut, then glued to the floor. Alternatively, you can just buy the vinyl planks of a particular size that you desire and these are then glued in place. This type of flooring is tough enough to withstand moisture and excessive traffic in addition to being comfortable to walk on.

It also comes in various colors and patterns.

Hardwood

This is considered to be one of the most popular types of flooring and it is installed by nailing them to a sub-floor. Hardwood is a favorite for many because it looks good and blends into any décor. However, one of the biggest disadvantages of hardwood flooring is that heavy traffic creates a lot of scratches and dents on the surface and will require refinishing every few years. They are vulnerable to moisture too and thus, aren’t the best choice for bathrooms or kitchens. Recommended for bedrooms and dining rooms.

 

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