The type of flooring you choose can greatly impact the value of your home for the better. There are various types of floorings available in the market but they break down into 7 basic types of materials or finishes namely: Laminate, Stone, Tiles, Carpet, Hardwood and Resilient and Seamless Chemical Flooring. We give you a brief on each of these to help you better understand each type.
Laminate is a cheap version of wood but is an extremely durable material. This substance rarely fades and is resistant to stains and extremely easy to install. This multi layer synthetic flooring has a few flaws as well. If it discolours it is difficult to refinish the material. Another downside is it is susceptible to damage from standing water.
Since this material is nearly indestructible, it means it is there for the long run. Strong, thick stone as floor covering has been a choice for ages now. Stone floorings give a very classic appearance but is nowadays increasingly thought of as having a contemporary side as well. This material is water and moisture resistant and can add so much value to your home. Stone flooring does not come cheap and retains the cold. It can be slippery when its wet and requires good amount of maintenance. It requires regular cleaning to avoid chipping of the material.
Tiles are most commonly used for high traffic areas in your homes and is mainly meant for wet places. They are extremely cheap and easy to replace. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are stylish, durable and extremely versatile. Also a great deal of design options are available when it comes to tiles.
Carpet is a floor covering woven from natural or man-made fibres. It is the softest option for a flooring material. Fitted carpets are attached to the floor structure, extends wall to wall and cannot be moved from one place to another. It is an economical way to cover your entire room not forgetting the maintenance factor that comes along. The patterns, colours, textures and designs make carpet the perfect way to merge into any interiors. It is not necessarily a cheap material as it can get as expensive as hardwood as well. The modular carpets available today also make it easier to install a carpet tile flooring in your homes.
Hardwood Flooring is one of the more expensive options to cover your floors. Nothing quite beats the warmth and richness of a wooden flooring. Most hardwoods are made of Oak but the other popular ones include ash, birch, beech, teak, maple, walnut, hickory and walnut. It properly finished and maintained they are extremely durable too. Using it in a business environment as well as your homes can add glamour to the space.
Resilient flooring is made of materials that have some sort of elasticity. It includes materials like cork sheets, vinyl, linoleum, rubber etc.
Seamless Concrete Flooring
A wide variety of seamless floorings are available. The usually used ones are polyster, epoxy etc which are applied in a liquid form to make a complete seamless flooring covering. These are normally found in wet spaces like laboratories and food processing plants.
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