A guide to choosing flooring in your home

A guide to choosing flooring in your home Cheslyn Building Contractors

Choosing flooring in your home can be far more complicated than just finding the best-looking product that catches your eye. Several other factors such as function, budget, location, lifestyle, and durability can greatly influence a decision. Perhaps the most important consideration for anyone choosing new flooring is the room in question. If you’re considering flooring for your bathroom or another high-moisture area, consider a tiled floor. Moisture can affect certain types of flooring, especially vinyl or carpeted ones. You are less restricted if the room in question is a living or dining room, as you can choose from almost any style.

Laminate

Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, a laminate floor is much stronger and more scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and longer lasting that any hardwood, vinyl, or carpet. It’s virtually resistant to dogs, cats, kids and even high heels. Not only is laminate flooring generally less expensive than other hard surface floors to start with, but when its durability and longevity are considered, it becomes a particularly economical choice.

Hardwood

Hardwood is an all-time favourite due to its aesthetics and ability to add warmth to a room. It’s durable and natural as well. Aside from these qualities, a hardwood floor can be sanded and stained, which lets it maintain its beauty over time. This quality also allows you to play around with different themes and looks for your home. However, hardwood floors are costly. Materials for wooden floor can range from more budget-friendly unfinished planks of oak to more exotic wood planks that can increase your overall flooring budget.

Carpet

To add softness to space, a carpet is the perfect flooring. You can choose from fairly thin carpets that don’t have many piles, to luxuriously long carpets. The denser the pile, the closer the fibres are in the carpet and this means the carpet will last longer. It’s worth investing in a high-quality carpet if you want it to last.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is offered in several styles, such as vinyl sheet and vinyl plank and tiles. And many manufacturers have perfected the natural look of authentic hardwoods, stones and ceramic tile, but at a more budget-friendly price. Vinyl flooring is also quite easy to install and should an accident occur, a single plank or tile can be easily replaced.

Tile flooring

Tile flooring is one of the types of flooring that has increased in demand mainly because of its resilience and adaptability. It can be installed in a variety of environments with no worry of constraints such as water, stains, and allergic odours. Ceramic, porcelain, marble and stone all offer a multitude of different textures and design. Don’t like a cold feeling underfoot? Maybe under floored heating is worth exploring.

Ceramic Tiles – Ceramic tile is durable and easy to maintain. It can handle even the highest traffic locations without showing much wear. Spills, chips, and other accidents aren’t an issue provided the floor was installed correctly. And the design advantages are undeniable

Porcelain Tiles – For a tile that will outlast ordinary ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are an ideal choice. They are tougher than ceramics due to the fact that they are fired at a much higher temperature. The extreme density of a porcelain tile increases its water-resistant properties and the combination of strength and durability combined with a moisture-tight surface makes it the perfect floor tile for high-traffic.

Stone Tiles – Stone floors are by far one of the most durable materials out there. Choosing stone floors is a choice that will last for years to come and natural stone tiles are unquestionably beautiful. They give a home a warm, pleasant ambiance and look good with just about any style of decor. What is more, natural stones tiles are eco-friendly, making them ideal for homeowners who are concerned about the environment. They can be a more pricier option and need to be installed properly.

Polished Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete flooring is perfect for those seeking a smooth contemporary design with an industrial vibe and is becoming increasingly popular. A poured-in-place concrete floor can be the expected shade of institutional gray or it can be coloured with dyes. It can also take on different surface treatments, from acid stains to rubber-stamp stencils.