Choose Flooring You Want To Walk On
Every Olympia WA flooring consultation given by The Showroom Interior Solutions includes a unique understanding that your home’s flooring is a part of the home that you interact with the most and your flooring is highly subject to daily wear and tear. Flooring is a crucial part of your Olympia home and in many ways a canvas upon which you can design the exact flooring to enhance and match the appearance of each and every room in your home. Finding the best flooring material and design for your Olympia area home is part of the vast array of design services offered by The Showroom Interior Solutions.
The following information is provided as an overview of available flooring options that can be explored in more detail when you visit The Showroom Interior Solutions to discuss the design of your new flooring.
Concrete floors are very popular for their edgy and industrial look. Concrete flooring design possibilities are also endless. Whether you want it plain or resembling polished marble, tumbled stone, or brick pavers, the possibilities are endless. Unlike other types of flooring, concrete must be laid by professionals like those found at The Showroom Interior Solutions. That being said, there are several advantages when using concrete flooring. Concrete is hard-wearing to the point that if taken care of, your concrete flooring will last a lifetime. Concrete floors also provide great thermal qualities, as it absorbs heat during the day and releases it at night. Concrete flooring is also very easy to clean and maintain. However, it should be noted that repairs to a damaged concrete floor can be a bit expensive and will vary when considering the exact concrete flooring design.
Tiles are a classic choice for kitchen and bathroom flooring. Tile floors are resistant to heavy traffic, which makes tile floors a great choice for households that include children and pets. Tile floors are water-resistant and require very little maintenance. Tile floors simply wipe clean, which makes them perfect for use in the kitchen flooring. Still, you have to be wary of the kind of tile texture to install in certain areas of your home. Smooth tiles can be slippery when wet so you should avoid them in places that are prone to water spills. The flooring consultants at The Showroom Interior Solutions can help in your consideration of using textured surface tiles in areas of your home where wet areas are most prominent. Two of the more popular varieties of tile flooring include:
- Ceramic – Since it is usually made from clay with a glaze on top, ceramic tiles can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Ceramic tiles can also replicate other common flooring materials like wood. Ceramic tiles are also considered to be hygienic, easy to clean, and suitable for underfloor heating. Furthermore, they are comparatively cheaper than other tiles types. Ceramic tiles are not as hard-wearing as some other tile flooring’s and are more likely to crack. It is highly recommended that when considering tile flooring to talk with one of our knowledgeable flooring design experts.
- Porcelain – This tile type also comes in different shapes, sizes, and textures, and a porcelain tile floor offers a more hard-wearing floor than ceramic tile floors. Porcelain is also hygienic, maintenance-free, and good with underfloor heating. But unlike ceramic tile floors, porcelain tile floors are more hard-wearing, which is also generally reflected in a higher price point to ceramic flooring.
Stone floors are an elegant and classy choice of the various home flooring material options. Stone floors come in a variety of types that range from limestone and travertine to granite and slate, stone flooring. Stone flooring is robust, long lasting and very easy to maintain. Stone flooring also works perfectly with underfloor heating. However, it should be considered that stone floors can be prone to scratches. Stone flooring comes in a variety of price levels to suit most any home flooring budget.
Vinyl flooring also referred to as “resilient flooring” is a relative newcomer to the home flooring market. While stone and tile have been used as flooring for centuries, vinyl flooring has only been considered a common flooring material and readily available during the last 50 years. Vinyl flooring is back in fashion, which can in part be attributed to a lower price point, ease of maintenance and as a DIY option for homeowners to install it themselves. Moreover, vinyl flooring is water-resistant and very comfortable underfoot. The vinyl floor’s come in a variety of styles and design patterns. More expensive options can mimic stone and hardwood flooring for a cost-effective yet luxurious look. The principal drawback with vinyl is that it scratches easily and can fade due to excessive sunlight exposure. Vinyl might not have the lifespan of other flooring choices, but it is relatively easy flooring to replace if vinyl planks or even tiles are used.
Laminate is another newcomer to the flooring market and is very much in demand these days. This floor type is perfect for children and pets. Like vinyl, laminate floors are popular DIY flooring materials and one of the easiest floor types to self-install. It requires very little maintenance and comes in a variety of realistic designs and replicas. Like vinyl, laminate flooring comes at a number of price points.
Hardwoods are highly sought after flooring material and will instantly bring a luxurious feel to any Olympia area home it graces. Wood floors continue to stand the test of time and it seems will never go out of style. Hardwood flooring is durable and able to withstand even the outdoor elements such as rain, mud, and snow. This makes hardwood flooring best used in areas such as the entryway and foyer, but also works well in other areas. Wood flooring material comes in a variety of shades and grains, with a natural quality that makes wood floors warm and appealing—perfect for the Olympia area homeowner as well the entire Pacific Northwest. Hardwood floors can also be easily be sanded to look new when there are blemishes. Needless to say, wood is also eco-friendly. Naturally, real wood flooring can be easily considered to be expensive when compared with most other flooring materials, but also offers a hard to match the luxurious look to any room or area of a home. Often, it will be much more expensive than any other kind of flooring option, but you will certainly get value for money in terms of quality and design.
A well-chosen hardwood flooring material provides a beautiful continuity throughout your home and creates an elegant transition between the various rooms. It is a canvas upon which the design of each room can artfully be executed. Whether designing a new home or remodeling your existing home, The Showroom Interior Solutions will carefully consider all aspects of your project to ensure you find the perfect wood flooring to meet your style and functionality requirements.
Choosing The Showroom Interior Solutions for your Olympia area home flooring comes with the peace of mind that your floors will be built to the highest standard of lasting quality and will also look amazing.
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