DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLOORING FOR HOMES & REMODELING PROJECTS
Are you wanting to know your best flooring options for your new home or remodeling project? Here is a list of the more popular types of flooring for homes, a good visual representation of each, some highlights and where each can be installed — plus a little of what you may anticipate concerning the maintenance and design options.
Wall to Wall
– POLISHED CONCRETE
Wood Effect Porcelain
When it comes to home flooring, you have a lot of options. Some of the several factors to consider when weighing your options regarding flooring is where it can be installed, the upkeep, and the available styles & colors. Your flooring needs may vary throughout your home, but there is an array of choices that fit any lifestyle and budget. It’s important to not only pick a type that matches your decor and style but also to consider the various materials available and the pros and cons of each.
POPULAR FLOORING OPTIONS
(*ABOVE GRADE= ANY LEVEL OF THE HOUSE ABOVE GROUND, *BELOW GRADE= ANY LEVEL THAT IS BELOW THE EARTH’S SURFACE)
Where should Cork Flooring be installed?Glue Down Cork Flooring can be installed anywhere, but a Floating Cork Floor should not be installed anywhere that is prone to getting wet. Great choice for play areas or commercial spaces
Maintenance: Sweep regularly and damp mop the floor at least once a week.
Available Styles: Limited palette of colors.
Highlights: Naturally fire resistant, soft and cushiony, hypoallergenic, but it is not pet-friendly and requires sealing.
Where should WPC be installed? WPC Floors can be installed anywhere.
Maintenance: Sweep your floors regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. Wipe up any spills as soon as possible. Do not use steam.
Available Styles: Luxurious wood looks and natural stone.
Highlights: Waterproof, resistant to UV light and its color does not fade easily, eco-friendly, pet-friendly, and easy to maintain.
Some questions to ask yourself before purchasing your floors:
1. Are you having the flooring installed in a room where it might come in contact with water or moisture?
If your answer isYes, you wantflooringthat is manufactured for medium to high moisture area, which includes WPC flooring, concrete, ceramic or porcelain tile, and vinyl tile.
If your answer is No, moisture is not a problem then, all your flooring options are open.
2. Do you have inside pets or young kids?
If your answer is Yes, you will need a floor with high wear resistance. Your best options for flooring will be ceramic or porcelain tile, laminate flooring, WPC flooring, or even carpeting.
If your answer is No, durability is not the main specification. Your flooring options are still open.
3. What is your budget?
Cheap – my floors only need to look good for a short period of time. Your best options will be a Laminate floor, for example, Corfu Laminate.
Economical – I am wanting to get the best quality for the least amount of money. Your best options will be an LVP or LVT floor. A good example is Legends LVT.
Money is not a factor – Your best options will be a stone or hardwood floor.
4. Do You Want To Install Your Flooring By Yourself?
If your answer is Yes, I am a DIY’er who likes to save money. Then your best options will be either a laminate or vinyl flooring.
If your answer is No, I don’t think that would be a good idea. Then, the choice is yours. (But, keep in mind that many online and local flooring retailers do not offer installation, although most retailers have a list of installers in your area that they recommend.)
5. Do You Want Flooring That Requires Very Little Maintenance?
If your answer is Yes, that is the main factor I am looking for. Your best option for flooring will be any kind of vinyl flooring like tile, sheet, or plank. Your second option will be laminate flooring.
If your answer is No, I don’t mind cleaning my floorsevery day. Then, a great option for you would be Cork flooring.
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