What Type of Flooring Will You Choose?
With so many different options of flooring on the market, it can be really hard to decide on a front runner for you home or business. Today, we will be discussing the many different types of flooring to give you an idea of what settings and environments that they work best in. So grab a cup of coffee and get comfy, because your about to get a lesson in types of flooring!
Types of Flooring 101
Carpet is an excellent choice for a home or office with comfort in mind. Highly efficient, you will actually save money on your power bill because of its insulation properties in the winter. Carpet also boasts considerable noise reduction in your household or offices and is especially noticeable between floors.
Carpet has the most range of pricing in the industry, from budget-friendly shoppers to high-end applications. So, no matter what the financial ability, their is a carpet for you.
Hardwood flooring can really transform a space. This type of flooring is very popular with designers because of the many options in texture and styles. While it may not be appropriate for young children or pets (scratching) it is an excellent option for homes and businesses seeking a bang for their buck.
Hardwood floors are very durable and will outlast most other floor covering options on the market. I’ve seen some hardwood flooring that is over 100 years old, and because it was well maintained still looks stunning.
Hardwood Flooring is at a bit higher of a price range than other flooring materials, but you also get a larger ROI from installing hardwood flooring in your home. They are also more desirable than any other flooring when it comes to real estate.
Laminate flooring offers the exotic and high end looks of stone and hardwood at a considerably less amount of money. Unlike, laminate in the past, new technologies has given it more realism in look, feel and texture, and with today’s choices, it is very hard to even tell that it is not the real thing.
Laminate is also much more friendlier to the environment as we do not have to depend on natural resources to make the material. This is the perfect type of flooring for a home with small children or pets as laminate is the most scratch-resistant type of hard surface flooring.
The pricing of laminate falls about mid-range compared to other floor covering materials. This is a sound and smart investment in any home or business.
Sheet Vinyl and Vinyl Tile
While I’m putting the two together these are fairly different products, even though they are typically made of the same material. Vinyl tile comes in a tile or plank form, and does a better job of replicating the material that it is trying to mimic, whether it be stone or hardwood. It is also an excellent DIY Project.
Sheet Vinyl is much the same, but instead of being in tile or plank form it comes in a roll, much like carpet. This is a perfect flooring choice for areas that have a few moisture issues such as bathrooms and basements. Cleaning up is also a breeze on these types of floors.
As far as pricing goes, they vary. The tile and planks are a bit more expensive than the sheet version of the vinyl, but both fall in the low to mid range of pricing as far as flooring goes.
I hope that this brief description of the types of flooring has given you an idea of what will work well in your home or business office. As always, Happy Home and Flooring!