Types of Flooring & How to Choose the Right for Flooring Your Home (Simple Guide)
Types of Flooring & How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your Home
Types of Flooring
There are a lot of flooring types out there and most incorporate a variety of styles, colors, and textures. When it comes to putting or replacing your floor, it is important to consider the costs, benefits, and shortcomings of the flooring types you have in mind before you buy.
6 Popular Flooring Solutions
Popular floor types for homes include laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring, ceramic tile flooring, and marble flooring.
We have discuss the list below;
There is a wide variety of tiles available in the Kenyan market; glazed ceramic tiles are very durable, resistant to scratches, and also water-resistant. Tiles come in a variety of sizes and materials, such as ceramic, marble, porcelain, travertine, slate, and granite. Additionally, they are fairly easy to clean, and stains are not much of a concern.
Carpeting is another common and versatile option. It comes in more colors and textures than any other potential choices and is woven from a variety of materials.
Carpets not only possess a soft feeling but also give a soft look to a room. They are quiet to walk on and prevent echoing. It is quite simple and quick to install a carpet, and they can also go over uneven subfloors.
Carpets are best suited for low traffic rooms, like bedrooms, to minimize the trapped dirt that gets. They also give bedrooms a cozier look and feel.
The price of the hardwood will depend on the type of hardwood you go for; engineered wood will cost you a little less. Hardwoods have a presentable appearance plus a great resale value. They are quite easy to clean and maintain and normally only require vacuuming.
Laminate floors do not easily scratch, in case it does, a little vegetable oil rubbed on the scratch is enough to get it right out. It can also look like real wood or tile, and it can even be rather difficult to tell if it is real or not. Like hardwoods, laminate is also simple to clean. It is even possible to make your own cheap and natural house cleaners. It is also great for pets because they can neither scratch nor stain it.
Laminate is a great flooring idea for high traffic areas like a foyer or any room that welcomes a lot of activity because of its durable nature. It is highly recommended to avoid putting it in a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room since laminate should not get wet.
Like carpet, vinyl is quiet and easy on your feet. It is inexpensive compared to some of the other flooring types.
However, although vinyl has evolved so much and can be made to look like tile or wood, it still does not look as great as the real thing. Vinyl dents and tears easily, plus it is slightly challenging to clean them.
Epoxy flooring systems are resin-based industrial flooring systems that provide unique features. They are very hygienic due to their seamless feature, durable, easy to clean, and easy to apply hence reduced downtime. As well they provide exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance features.
How to Choose the Right Flooring
Choosing floor type is far more complicated than just finding the best-looking product. Several other factors; cost moisture, durability, and installation will influence your decision-making. We have highlighted key factors to help in choosing the right flooring option.
It is the Floor for High-Moisture Area?
You need to consider flooring that is suited for a high- or medium-moisture environment like kitchen floors, bathrooms, WC… Such areas require concrete, ceramic or porcelain tile, or vinyl tile, Although Moisture is not a limiting factor it is important to note that not all types of flooring still may be used here.
2. Do You Need to Consider a Pet-Friendly Floor?
You will need a floor with superior wear resistance, especially from pet scratches.
Its saving grace is that scratches can be sanded out. Instead, try a durable flooring like ceramic or porcelain tile, laminate flooring, plank vinyl flooring, or even carpeting
3. What Is Your Square Flooring Budget?
Floor installation can be quite expensive. You will need to consider what you have at your disposal for your floor. Laminate and tile flooring can be found in a wide price range. There are lots of gorgeous ceramic and porcelain tile can be found with affordable cost but can also have labor-intensive installation.
4. Do You Want to Install Your Flooring by Yourself
By installing your flooring yourself, you can often cut your entire flooring cost in half. Laminate flooring and plank vinyl flooring tend to be the easiest floor coverings for homeowners to self-install.
Ceramic and porcelain tile installation is not as easy as laminate and vinyl installation. You will need an expert to do.
5. Do You Need Low-Maintenance Flooring?
Any form of resilient (vinyl) flooring is best: tile, sheet, or plank. Laminate flooring is a close second, only because it needs special cleaning methods. Because wet mops can ruin it. Tile requires little or no maintenance as compared to laminate or wooden flooring.
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