The right type of flooring material will help to complete the interiors of your home. Whether it’s dark stone flooring or a wooden one, choosing the right colors and designs can be a challenge. So, here is a look at some flooring options to help you with your decision.
Types of Flooring
Cork flooring is natural, sustainable and environmentally friendly. It is made by peeling off the bark of a tree and is therefore anti allergic and insect resistant. It is a great insulator and adequately sound proof. Floors made from cork can be maintained and cleaned rather easily and are scratch resistant. A classic option for most homes is wood flooring. Pine Flooring requires proper care, regular cleaning and a timely application of polish to its surface. Laminated flooring is a great way of infusing style and grandeur without spending too much. It does not fade in color and isn’t affected by moisture. It requires basic cleaning and no extra maintenance. Linoleum floors are considered to be eco- friendly considering they are made of cork, limestone, linseed oil and recycled wood. Dark Stone Flooring is elegant and durable, able to withstand higher temperatures and easily maintained. The different stones used are clay, limestone, sandstone, travertine, onyx and granite. Ceramic, mosaic and porcelain tiles are stain and heat resistant and have a certain glaze in their appearance. Although vinyl is synthetic in origin, it gives a feel of natural wood and is known for its affordability and durability.
Maintenance of Flooring
Hardwood floors need to be regularly swept and vacuumed and only a select type of cleaning products can be used on it. Hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage caused by moisture. Crackling, discoloration and splitting can happen if the floors are wet- mopped. Always follow the instructions and recommendations given by the manufacturer to prevent damage. Laminated floors on the other hand do well with damp mopping and regular cleaning. Avoid using soapy detergents or abrasive cleaners or they will dull the surface. Dark Stone Flooring are quite durable and can withstand most cleaning processes. Ceramic tiles that are glazed will wear more easily while porcelain tiles last the longest. When vacuuming tiles be careful to prevent scratches and avoid using a scrub brush. Pine Flooring can be sanded and refinished in order to conceal or cover scratches and dents. Vinyl tiles can be replaced as when they are damaged so it makes sense to buy a few extra ones to use later.
Flooring acts as a large canvas for any space and therefore it is important that you choose the right one.