A new flooring is a major renovation made to your house and can completely change the overall look of your house and further increase the value of your house. There are many flooring options out there so it can be overwhelming to settle on a specific floor type. You should keep in mind that whatever you choose should match the style of your house. Here are a few tips on choosing the right one.
Which one would be best suited?
Well, first of all, you should consider the cost. The cost would vary depending on the type of flooring you choose, it’s maintenance requirements and ease of installation, so take these factors also into consideration and not just the initial cost. Floor tiles need to be cleaned and scrubbed on a regular basis but they are much easier to deal with than carpet and hardwood floors. Hardwood floors just need to be cleaned every 2-3 years unlike the ones with tiles but they are highly susceptible to termite attacks and can easily be scratched by pets and heels, so these would be a bad idea if your house is susceptible to these issues.
Another thing you need to factor in is the home environment, if you have pets and children, your floor will be more prone to damage so this factor can limit your scope. You should opt for a more durable flooring such as ceramic/ porcelain tiles, carpeting, and plank vinyl flooring. You can consult a staff regarding the suitable flooring type, this would save you a lot of time as they can immediately show you a suitable type for you thus further narrowing down your choices, hence making it easier to decide. If you are more inclined towards eco-friendliness and design, then you can use feature floor tiles that are recycled, opt for a bamboo wood or cork flooring. But regardless of what you choose, take the above factors into consideration before settling on one.
Pros and cons
Carpet flooring is durable, can be a good insulator and thus helps you save more energy and is a great choice for homes with kids as it can lower the blow of the impact when one slips and falls, but the downfall is that it can easily attract clouds of dust and so requires regular vacuuming. Vinyl flooring can easily be installed, requires less maintenance and is resistant to water but is toxic for a household with children as it is made of many chemicals and causes outgassing after it’s installed, leading to respiratory issues and eye irritations. Tiles are the most common types of flooring out there, they are water resistant, can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings, and are environmentally friendly but the drawback is that the temperature of the tiles changes according to the weather.