When renovating or remodeling a home, deciding on the right flooring option is one of the main decisions. Many times homeowner and interior designer are working with a floor layout which is very open, calling for the same flooring option to be used throughout most of the home. I have seen homes where tile was used in the kitchen and hardwood in the rest of the home, however to me this always has a feeling of “patchwork art” and does not create a flow from one area to the next.
The most popular flooring options our hardwoods, tile, laminate, carpet, vinyl, and cork. Hardwoods look very nice and have a great resale value for your home. They are easy to clean and most of the time on the recliner vacuuming. One of the drawback is that it might need refinishing occasionally in high traffic areas and standing water can also ruin hardwoods.
Tile can get costly due to installation, tile can crack and grout might stain. However it is very durable, easy to clean and will stand the test of time. It can also get heated in certain areas of the home like the kitchen or bathrooms.
Laminate is not easily scratched, it can look like real wood or tile, and it is easy to clean. A disadvantage is that standing water will ruin laminate flooring and it can not get refinished like real wood.
Carpet cost depends greatly on the quality. It does give a soft look to a room, it is quiet to walk on it and prevents echoing throughout a home. It is quick and simple to install however it will get stained easily and it may contain hidden dirt. It’s also not a good choice for […]