Choose Flooring You Want To Walk On
The Showroom Interior Solutions knows that the floor is a part of your home you interact with the most and is highly subject to daily wear and tear. The floor is a crucial part of your home and in many ways a canvas upon which you create each and every room. Finding the best flooring material and design for your home is part of the vast array of design services offered by the The Showroom Interior Solutions.
The following information has been compiled to provide an overview of available options that can be discussed in more detail when you visit The Showroom Interior Solutions to discuss the design of your new floor.
Concrete floors are very popular at the moment for their edgy and industrial look. The design possibilities are endless. Whether you want it plain or resembling polished marble, tumbled stone, and brick pavers, the possibilities are endless. Unlike other types of flooring, concrete must be laid by professionals. That being said, there are several advantages of using concrete. It is hard-wearing to the point that if taken care of, it will last for a lifetime. It has great thermal qualities, as it absorbs heat during the day and releases it at night. It is very easy to clean and maintain. However, it should be noted that repairs to a damaged concrete floor can be expensive.
Tiles are a classic choice for kitchens and bathrooms. They are resistant to heavy traffic, which makes it a great choice for households that include children and pets. They are water-resistant and require very little maintenance. They wipe clean, which makes them perfect for kitchens. Still, you have to be wary of the kind of tile texture to install in certain areas. Smooth tiles can be very slippery when wet so you should avoid them in places that are prone to water spills. Textured surface tiles are available and more suitable for wet areas. The most popular varieties of tile 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. They can replicate other 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 tile types. Ceramic tiles are not as hard-wearing as the others and can crack.
- Porcelain – This tile type also comes in different shapes, sizes, and textures. It is more hard-wearing than ceramic. It is also hygienic, maintenance-free, and good with underfloor heating. But unlike ceramic tiles, they are more hard-wearing, which is reflected in a generally higher price point.
Stones are an elegant and classy choice for home flooring. Stone floors come in a variety of types that range from limestone and travertine to granite and slate. Stone flooring is robust, long lasting and very easy to maintain. Again, they work perfectly with underfloor heating. However, stone floors can be prone to scratches. Stone flooring comes in a variety of price levels to suit all budgets.
Vinyl is a relative newcomer to the home flooring market. While stones and tiles have been used for centuries, vinyl flooring has only been available for 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 option for homeowners to install it themselves. Moreover, vinyl is water-resistant and very comfortable underfoot. Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of styles and 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 to replace if vinyl planks or tiles are used.
Laminate flooring is another newcomer to the market and is very much in demand these days. This floor type is perfect for children and pets. Like vinyl, it is 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.
Wood is a highly sought after flooring material and instantly brings a luxurious feel to any home it graces. Wood floors stand the test of time and will never go out of style. Wood flooring is durable and able to withstand outdoor elements such as rain, mud, and snow. This makes it best for areas such as the entry way and foyer, but also works well in other areas. Wood comes in a variety of shades and grains, with a natural quality that makes it warm and appealing—perfect for the Pacific Northwest. It can be easily sanded to look new when there are blemishes. Needless to say, it is also eco-friendly. Naturally, real wood flooring is expensive. 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 floor 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 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 flooring to meet your style and functionality requirements.
Choosing The Showroom Interior Solutions comes with the peace of mind that your floors will be built to the highest standard of lasting quality and look amazing.