When you are designing or renovating your home, one of the major decisions that you are going to have to make is which flooring to use. You might use one kind throughout almost all of the home, or you might want a different one for each room, depending on what you hope to achieve. But in any case, it is going to be important that you are fully aware of the pros and cons of different types of flooring. In this post, we are going to take a look at this in some detail with a few different types.
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If you are going for a modern feel, then one of your best options is to look at wood flooring. With wood flooring, you are able to achieve a look that you can’t get in any other way. There are a few major types, and it’s a good idea to look into engineered wood flooring vs solid wood flooring to see which type is best for your purposes. But regardless of which you use, wood flooring looks great, cleans easily and is good in all weathers. It’s also one of the most stylish options out there. We have wood flooring in our home and love it!
If you want to have a flooring type that is durable and sturdy, then you might want to think about using laminate. This is a much more affordable option than many other types, and yet it looks professional and stylish in a way which you can’t get with some other choices. It is also easy to clean, and it tends to last for a long time. On the downside, it cannot be repaired, and any damaged slat will have to be replaced in its entirety, costing you more than a repair would for another flooring type.
It has been used for a long time in a variety of homes, and it is one of the best options out there. But is carpet the perfect choice for your home? There are certainly some advantages to using carpet in your home, in that it creates a feeling of comfort in the home, and also acts as a good insulation, helping to keep you warm when necessary. It can even improve air quality, as it traps dirt and debris in a way other flooring types don’t. However, it’s easy to stain and costly to clean, and it can easily wear out in high footfall parts of the home. Also, it collects a lot of dust and must be cleaned and hoovered often especially when you have small kids at home that spend a lot of time on the floor.
Often used in bathrooms and sometimes in kitchens, ceramic tile is something that you will want to consider if you are renovating one of those kinds of rooms. It is highly durable, and you can always choose from a wide range of colours and styles, so you can match it to your home perfectly. However, with exposure to sunlight, these tiles can fade over time and can be slippery, causing problems for the elderly or for children.
As you can see, there is plenty to consider in choosing the flooring for your home. Go through all the pros and cons when deciding!
What’s your favourite type of flooring?
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