Flooring ideas: how to choose the right floor type

There are many types of flooring that you can use; it depends on the style, decor and design of your home. Here are some considerations on how to choose the right floor types, the advantages and disadvantages, be sure to choose the right one to suit your home!

Floating Floor

The floors can be synthetic or natural laminate wood, the laminate floor is as the name implies made of synthetic material is coated with normal standard timber, some people use this kind of flooring only for the bedroom or living room. It is washable, easy and fast to apply but it has the disadvantage, it will be arduous to remove if it is not implemented well. It is a low cost material.

Wood floor

The solid wood is long lasting; it can be repellent to wetter areas like the kitchen or the bathroom and comes in various types of wood such as cherry and oak walnut. The price is depending on the type wood.

Wooden floor - ParquetParquet

Wooden flooring consisting of small pieces of wood joined together forming geometrical figures, long-lasting, often varnished but also can be waxed and if it gets scratched or damaged has the advantage of being scraped and varnished again. The wood used is more oak, chestnut and eucalyptus, and its reasonable cost.

Linoleum

Linoleum is a material composed of cork resin or linseed oil. It has come to occupy a prominent place, until now it is used exclusively almost in the sporting arena; it is much preferred in flooring ideas because of its durability. The daily maintenance can be done with soap and warm water, with the passing of time it might lose some luster but there are appropriate waxes available and easily to find on the market. It also has the advantage of being able to combine various shades as well as inexpensive price.

Ceramic Flooring

The ceramic floor material is infrequently enthused because of its resistance to moisture, hence it’s suitable to use for kitchens and bathrooms flooring, also for aesthetics, there are numbers of shapes and designs, and partly due to the low cost of the material. It has the disadvantage of being a cold floor. It is washable and easy to clean, unless it does not need too much treatment.

Carpeting

The carpet was for many years the preferred coating; the material is comfortable and warm usually for living room. It has the disadvantage of accumulating dust and dirt, it needs a regular maintenance by washing, it should not be used by people prone to allergies. Regarding the cost, it will depend on whether it is made from natural fibers (more expensive) or synthetic fibers (cheaper).

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