Choosing the perfect home floor challenges many homeowners. “Knowledge is power” applies to floor selection. The more you know, the better your decision will be. The options may seem overwhelming and you want to make a decision that you will be happy with for years to come. As trends change, the patterns on the floor also change. But it’s impossible for you to change the floor every two years just because trends change. Therefore, it is important to select something that will not go out of style for at least 10 years.
Consider the most important factors in choosing the floor: durability, style, cost and ease of installation and care. But every room in the house has some flooring needs that affect the use of the room. Good flooring should coordinate with the use of the room.
When you think of a kitchen floor, the first thing that comes to your mind is the durability and ease of maintenance. Kitchen floors tend to get dirty very easily, making carpet a bad choice. Instead, you could opt for ceramic, linoleum or wood tiles. Ceramic tiles and linoleum are durable, offer a variety of designs and are very easy to maintain. But ceramic tiles have a better durability and are more resistant to scratches and dents. Hardwood floors are another great option for the kitchen. Although not water resistant, it is certainly durable and offers a warm and inviting appearance welcomed by many homeowners.
Water: this is what you associate bathrooms with. So when it comes to choosing the right floor for your bathrooms, look for moisture resistant floors. The most popular choices for kitchen floors are ceramic, granite, marble, limestone and linoleum tiles. All of these are available in different varieties within each category based on prices. If you are looking for a DIY project, it is better to choose ceramic tiles or linoleum floors because they are easy to install. But if you want your bathroom to look rich and sumptuous, you should opt for marble or granite floors.
Fun, spending time with the family, relaxing without worries: the living room does it all. The type of flooring for this area is more of a personal choice and something that matches the general atmosphere of your home. Some of the most popular choices of flooring in a living area are tiles, carpeting and wood. The carpet gives your home a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is soft underfoot, especially for young children who play a lot on the floor. The carpet helps absorb the sound. It also attracts dust and dirt. Stains and splashes can prove difficult to clean. If you are looking for a very easy to maintain floor, the rug may not be the right option for you.
The tiles are durable, easy to clean and also available in many varieties. They can give your home an exotic atmosphere if you opt for textured tiles or with wooden patterns. But when it’s cold, the tiles can feel uncomfortable under your feet because it holds the cold. Wooden floors offer a renewable solution for the living area. It’s not as cold as tiles and gives your space a classic look. Most wooden flooring options require extensive and moist cleaning.
Rules of comfort in the bedroom. Soft and soft carpet is the best choice to absorb sound, feel comfortable with bare feet and create the right atmosphere for the bedroom.
Choosing the perfect floor for your home is a matter of personal choice. There are many other options available on the market and an expert can help you select them to make the best choice for your home and lifestyle.
by Arick F Matt