Flooring is one of the most important aspects of any home and choosing the right flooring option can be a challenge. With so many options, a person is forced to invest some time and effort in finding the best one. It is better to spend some time finding the best from the different options than going with the first one you come across and regretting it in the long run. You should choose a flooring option that is best for your home instead of just going with the one that looks best. When choosing the flooring options, you have to consider the costs, benefits, and downsides of each of the different options. Below are some of the most common flooring options.
This is one of the best options if you are looking to improve the look and value of your home. There are many different types of hardwood flooring, depending on your taste and budget. The pricing will vary with the type of hardwood you choose to use, but you can expect to pay $3 to $12 per square foot. Engineered wood usually costs a little less. You will also have to pay for the installation which will most likely run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The largest drawback of wood flooring is the cost. It is easy to clean and maintain since it usually requires only vacuuming. The best room to have hardwood flooring in the living room.
There are many types of tiles, with some being more expensive than others. The pricing can range from $1 to $20 per square foot. The price of installation can run to hundreds of dollars, pending on the area to be tiled. Glazed ceramic tiles are very durable and resistant to scratches. They are also water resistant. They come in a variety of sizes, colours, and materials such as porcelain, marble, slate, travertine, and granite. They are usually easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about stains.
The downside to tiles is that they can be very loud to walk and echoes. They can be also cold and the heating systems for tiles are very expensive. When they crack, they can be hard to repair. Another downside is that a specialist tile and grout cleaning company may be needed to keep the tile in pristine condition. On the upside tiles will be a lot cheaper to maintain that carpeting
Tile is perfect for bathrooms and kitchen.
This has continued to be a popular flooring option in the market. There is a photographic layer that is added to simulate wood or sometimes stone. This is one of the cheapest flooring options with the cost ranging from $0.50 to $3 per square foot. This is also cheaper because you can easily install it on your own when you know how.
Laminate flooring does not scratch easily. It can look like real wood and can be hard to tell whether it is real or not. They are easy to clean, and great for pets because they are not easy to scratch and stain.
This is the perfect flooring option for high traffic areas in the house. Avoid putting it in a bathroom, kitchen, or a laundry room since laminate should not get wet.
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