Your home is very important to you. It’s where you raise your family. It’s where you sleep. It’s your safe haven.
Your home has a place to cook, a place to sleep, a place to bathe, and a place to relax. And, one thing that every single room in your home has is a floor.
The flooring of a room, though underfoot, is actually the most visible part of it no matter where you are in the room and no matter what you are doing. Unlike individual appliances, furniture, or décor, it stretches from wall to wall and corner to corner. In essence, the flooring of a room ties the entirety of the room together.
Different Types of Flooring for Your Home
When it comes to flooring, there is no one correct choice. You have a variety of different options. Here are some of the more popular ones.
Laminate is an incredibly popular choice for many new homes and renovation products and for good reason. It’s extremely easy to install as well as maintain. When you include the fact that it’s very reasonably priced, laminate is a fantastic value.
Made of synthetic materials, laminate can be made to mimic the appearance of natural wood. That means you can get a floor that looks like an expensive exotic wood without paying a premium.
Tile is a very common in rooms or parts of rooms where there is a lot of moisture, like bathrooms. Aside from being the perfect choice for flooring in those situations, it also makes for a great backsplash or accent wall.
There are plenty of choices when it comes to tile. You can choose porcelain, ceramic, and even stone. No matter your choice, you can be assured the tile will both be very durable and look great.
Like ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile, vinyl planks are also a very popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens. Unlike tile, it often resembles hardwood flooring, though not always.
The reason you find vinyl in the bathrooms and kitchens of many homes is due to its water resistance. But, they are great for any room. Have a pet or young children that spill their drinks every now and then? Vinyl is an excellent choice for your any room in your home as it’s so easy to clean.
It’s also a low-cost option that has a very long lifespan making it one of the best values in flooring you’re going to find.
While many options like to mimic the beauty of real wood and do a very good job at it, sometimes only the real thing gives you the look and feel you’re aiming for. The major benefits are of course that it brings a more natural appearance into your room and that it’s very long lasting.
It tends to be a little costlier than some other options up front, but it’s long life makes it a solid long-term investment.
When the smooth and firm surface of wood, tile, laminate and vinyl aren’t appealing, you can always opt for carpet tile. Carpet tile is basically a square tile of carpet that you can glue or peel and stick to the floor making it a lot easier to install than traditional broadloom carpet.
It’s not nearly as complicated as installing broadloom carpet, you can create your own custom patterns by using more than one color, and it’s much easier to replace a damaged section than it is with traditional carpeting.
When you already are somewhat happy with your flooring but you need a little more style, or when you don’t have the ability to make changes because you rent a home or apartment, you always have the option of using a rug.
The right rug can bring warmth to room, define spaces in a room, and even make a room a little safer by providing a small cushion between you and the floor as well as minimizing potential slips on smooth surfaces.
The great thing about having all of these options is that you can make the best choice for each individual room in your home. You can use vinyl in your bathrooms, wood in your living room, and carpet tile in your den.
If you’re ready to upgrade your floors or want a little help with your selection, call Builder Bob’s now: 580-226-7481