Choosing Great Floors: Pick the Right Flooring for Your Needs

article 25Choosing Great Floors: Pick the Right Flooring for Your Needs

By Shomail Malik

A Variety of Materials For Your Floors Enable You to Zero-in on a Suitable Floor For Your Home.

Getting the right kind of flooring for your home is one of the most essential decisions you have to make. Because of the wide array of flooring choices available, this is not a simple decision. But with this guide, you will have an idea of the options available.

Choosing Your Flooring

The type of flooring you choose for your home must not only reflect your personal tastes and go with the overall look of your home, it should also serve the functions you need. To help you choose the right flooring, see the list below:

Tile – a popular use for both outside flooring projects such as patios and balconies, and they are also very common in bathrooms and in entranceways. Tile flooring offers a variety of colors and patterns, making them the best accent pieces for floors to give you a unique look that better reflects your style. A variety of materials are also used to make tile, so you can choose the best material to fit your home’s decor and needs.

Stone – one of the classic choices in flooring, a stone floor offers you long-lasting durability and delicate beauty. Choose among slate, travertine, marble, granite, or limestone, all popular and durable choices. Generally easy to clean and maintain, stone is the choice of homeowners who want a rich and opulent yet elegant and timeless look for their home. Stone flooring is absolutely up there with the best of them with regards to beauty and dependability.

Wood – hardwood is a classic flooring choice which gives homes a certain level of character and richness. There are a number of hardwood species that can be used for flooring. You can also customize it according to your preferences by staining it, painting it, putting various finishes, or getting it cut into the right size for your intended applications. You can use wood flooring on almost any room in the house, including living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, kitchens, and other applications.

Laminate – an alternative to hardwood or stone flooring, this flooring is a product of technological advancements developed over the years. This type of flooring features a highly-rendered photograph of a flooring surface under a layer of various resins to protect it from wear, tear, and fading due to everyday use. A very low-maintenance flooring alternative, this is great for busy homes with children and pets to think about.

Bamboo – from such a beautiful and elegant plant comes beautiful and elegant flooring that rivals hardwood in hardness and durability. It is said that the distinctive grain patterns of bamboo is among the most beautiful patterns in flooring today. Bamboo is also progressively rising in popularity as a flooring choice due to today’s environmentally conscious times. Bamboo flooring is a highly renewable flooring source because a bamboo plant grows faster than wood, and its use does not put a great strain on the environment.

—July 15th, 2013