A best home will look more attractive and decorative if you choose right flooring option. Flooring plays a significant role both for you and your family’s comfort. In terms of investment, if you select right flooring option you do not need to worry about the future maintenance cost too. Below are some popular flooring options, which you can install in your home as per your room’s requirement.
Hardwood Flooring: It is the best combination of looks and robustness, as it rarely contains any additional flooring material apart from wood scratch. There are several options in design which includes Pecan, Cherry, Beech, Oak, Maple, Pine, Hickory, Walnut and many more. This flooring is highly durable, water resistant along with less expensive both in installation and maintenance.
Cork Flooring: This flooring is a great choice if you want a best walking and standing floor for crowded area, play area in your home. It offers natural colors, size and patterns along with best liquid absorb feature. As it do not insulate oil stains easily, it is advisable not to use Cork Flooring in kitchen. Compare to other flooring options, you find it very costly. They also require replacement in every 5 years if not maintained properly.
Bamboo Flooring: Renowned in the western countries, it is “green flooring” option. It is available in natural tan and brown color. Compare to hardwood, it is naturally produced as a grass and could be darken if used in a room where direct sunlight is present. Bamboo Flooring should be more durable, elegant in look only if not met with the water surface. They are either available in horizontal or vertical plank pieces, when you ask for design possibility.
Ceramic Tile: If your priority is “waterproofing” then you should install ceramic tiles in your home. It comes with a glossy finish which can be used in indoor flooring and can stand against water, so one can install them in outdoor area too. However, it can be easily damaged due to the heavy object fall and it is quite hard to replace only the affected area, compare to complete flooring. Additionally, it is available in matte finish, embossed, glazed and textured ones for anti slip property.
Vinyl, Rubber and Carpet Flooring: Vinyl sheets are extremely water resistant and are easily installed. These sheets can be maintained easily, but contact to fire or heat can damage them. With ease of installation and maintenance, it can be installed in bathroom or indoor area. Rubber flooring is specially used in kid’s area, but due to cushioning materials it is also used in home gyms and play area. If cleaned on a regular basis, it can last long without any problem. Carpet Flooring is generally used in decoration for living rooms and lobby area.
On the ending note, apart from room decorum, one should also keep in mind if any family member is allergic to any of above given flooring options and choose flooring as per the needs.