Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Your Home Flooring Options Guide

The floors you use in your home play a huge role in the look, feel and decor of any home. People seem to have their personal preferences of the type of floors that they like to have in their home and we're going to take a look at these popular choices.

Tile Floors 

Tile flooring is prevalent in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. It isn't used in the more general living areas probably because it's cold and not very comfortable but it makes a suitable type of flooring for bathrooms and kitchens because it's easy to sweep and mop. Tiles come in various sizes can be installed by yourself or by a professional if you prefer.It can give your home a custom look.

This type of flooring is something that you'll often see in people homes but can look very nice if appropriately decorated. Tile flooring comes in many varieties and so you have to choose the one that best matches the room you want to redo. The best part of tile flooring is that it can't be damaged in the same way that carpet or hardwood flooring can. Installation of tile flooring has to be done by a professional and it can be costly.


Carpet can make an excellent flooring option in just about any room of the house. However, carpet is not something that you will want to use in your kitchen or bathrooms. Typically, people do not choose carpet as a flooring option in kitchen or bathrooms because these are places where water spillage is highly likely. Also, keep in mind that there is expected to be a small mess around the toilet from time to time. You would not want some of these bodily messes to get onto the carpet. For this reason, laminate, hardwood, ceramic or vinyl flooring is a better option in bathrooms or kitchens.

However, carpets make an excellent flooring option in just about every other room of the house. A benefit of carpet is that it is exceptionally homely as well. Imagine laying on the ground on a hardwood floor; it would be very uncomfortable. Mats are quite comfortable to lay on; many people sleep on carpets. For this reason, they are much more homely and can be more comfortable for a living room or bedroom than a hard floor would be. Carpet can be expensive though, although there are many different varieties of carpet and each one has its price range, carpet is typically more expensive than vinyl or laminate flooring.

Many people with children often choose to go with a long strand carpet flooring since it is easy on the feet. Carpet flooring can be much cheaper than the other types of flooring. Since carpet is just soft fiber materials, it can be easily damaged and stained.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is something that you will want to consider if you are going for a high level of elegance in your home. The hardwood flooring adds a very trendy appeal to any home and greatly increases its value. They are also quite expensive to have installed as well. Depending on the type of hardwood that you use, the price can vary. As you explore the different choices of hardwood available, you'll find that the more exotic the hardwood, the higher its costs will be. Hardwood flooring is most commonly found in the home living room, although it can also be found in all the other rooms of the house. Another thing that you want to keep in mind is that the hardwood flooring is susceptible to scratches from sharp objects.

Hardwood floors are more expensive than laminate, ceramic and vinyl, so if you have a high budget, they are something you should consider. Hardwood floor typically looks its best in a living room, kitchen or bathroom. Real hardwood floors are a bit more difficult to clean. There are small gaps in between each piece where crumbs and other small debris can accumulate. However, it is still a favorite among those who like the look of real wood flooring. As long as you sweep it and vacuum it regularly, you can help prevent the small gaps from accumulating food, dirt and dust.

Laminate flooring

The benefits of laminate flooring are substantial. Laminate floors are cheap, they look just like Hardwood floors, and they're easy to install. When on a low budget and you are looking for something economical and efficient, laminate floors should be your first option. Laminates come in different finishes that look like the real thing. Laminate floor coverings are also easy to install allowing most homeowners to fix it themselves, but it's best if you have at least one other person to assist you.

Ceramic and Vinyl flooring

Perhaps even more affordable then laminate flooring, ceramic and vinyl floors are a solid flooring option for somebody on a tight budget. While these flooring options are typically lower quality, and the floors are manufactured with flexible and then materials, they can look great in be very durable and some homes. When purchasing ceramic or vinyl flooring, make sure that you test these products and ensure that they hold up to harsh conditions. For instance, you can scratch them or run some tests on the flooring, to make sure that they will be adequate for your home.

If you are creating a new home or just renovating your current home these most popular types of floor coverings that are used in home decor and design. They are easy to install and clean and they tend to have a longer life than carpeting. Carpeting shows high traffic areas efficiently and stains are sometimes difficult to remove. When you're considering flooring in your home be sure you think about how much you clean the floors and also what kind of budget you have. Hardwood and tile can be very expensive but are still reasonably easy to clean despite the tiny gaps that separate each piece. Laminate floor coverings are smoother which makes it easier to clean and it's also easy to install.