Picking the right kind of flooring for your home is one of the hardest things to do when designing your home. Some kinds of flooring may suit different rooms better than others. Read on to discover the best flooring options for each room of your home.
The hallway is arguably one of the most tread parts of any home, with people constantly walking from room to room and in and out of the house, which is why durable hardwood is the most appropriate kind of flooring for a hallway. Hardwood flooring can be made from different kinds of wood and be finished in different shades of tan, taupe or brown. When hardwood flooring begins to look worn a drab, it can be restored by being sanded and refinished.
Bamboo is a good flooring choice for a living room. It is easily cleaned and can be used with under-floor heating. Bamboo flooring is similar to hardwood, except it is a more sustainable and eco-friendlier option. This is because bamboo is a kind of grass which grows much quicker than trees. Homeowners have a choice of planks or strand woven bamboo, which is stronger than hardwood flooring. Bamboo can be also carbonised, so there are more colour options than hardwood flooring.
Epoxy Resin Flooring
Epoxy resin flooring is just the right flooring for kitchen because of its heat-resistant, anti-slip and waterproof properties. This flooring is hygienic because its seamless and smooth surface is easy to clean. Epoxy resin flooring is long-lasting and can endure the weight of heavy kitchen appliances. It can come in a plethora of colours and designs. There are many companies which offer this service and if you look up something like “resin flooring with Hychem”, you’ll find many epoxy resin flooring options.
Laminate flooring is a good option for a dining room. Laminate flooring can imitate the look of hardwood, stone, or marble flooring, but is a cheaper alternative for homeowners looking for low-maintenance and stylish flooring. It is also functional and the planks and tiles are easy to install.
As you’ve probably seen in a large number houses, tiles are the most popular option for bathroom flooring. Their waterproof nature means that they can easily stand up to the humidity after showers, which is why they are often used to cover bathroom walls too. When the tiles become wet, they can simply be wiped clean. They’re also low-maintenance. The grout will only need to be resealed yearly. Tiles can be made from different materials, but ceramic tiles tend to be preferred by homeowners as they are more cost-effective than ceramic, glass or stone tiles. If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, consider a company who specializes in tile installation.
You can also get self-adhesive tiles from places like House of Mosaics, so you can update your walls too.
Carpet flooring is popular in bedrooms. A carpet will provide insulation and will be warmer to walk on, and it can be cosy and comfortable to walk on because it is a cushioned surface. Carpets can dampen sounds, which makes them perfect for keeping the bedroom a quiet space. They can have different piles and can come in a wide range of colours. Homeowners have the option of installing wall-to-wall carpeting or using easier to install carpet tiles.
Concrete flooring is used in most garages because it is hard wearing and can withstand the weight and pressure of a car being parked on it and the storage of other household items. However, concrete is porous so it will need a sealant or coating so that it doesn’t absorb anything that is spilled on it and to prevent staining.
While this is not a permanent flooring solution, this is an ideal option to place on top of other kinds of flooring in a playroom. Since this is the room where children play and run around, having a soft surface for them to sit and fall on is a must. Foam tiles interlock in a similar way to a jigsaw puzzle. Foam tiles can also protect the flooring underneath from scratches and spills. These mats are often colourful and can come in a variety of patterns with punch-out letters and numbers aid children’s learning. These tiles can quickly and easily be laid out and put away at the beginning and end of every day.
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