When you walk into a room, there is a high probability that you will have to look at the floor to know how to place your feet in order not to land on the floor. The flooring of any place doesn’t go unnoticed whether it calls attention to itself or not because people will definitely walk on it.
Flooring is a term for describing any finishing material applied over a floor structure to provide a stable and comfortable walking surface. The kind of flooring you choose could make a significant difference in the finishing and appearance of your home; some people combine different kinds of flooring options in their houses instead of going for a uniform flooring because one room can require something another room doesn’t need depending on what the homeowner wants.
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Certain flooring materials can work both outdoors and indoors while the others are better inside or outside; artificial grass is a good idea for outdoor flooring.
These are 3 universal flooring options that will beautify your homes
1. Wood flooring
Wood is a common choice of flooring material that can be used for structural and aesthetic purposes, many different species of wood are fabricated into wood flooring in two primary forms: plank and parquet. Bamboo flooring is often considered a type of wood flooring though it is made from a grass rather than a timber. Wood flooring is not just beautiful but also durable, this type of flooring provides a long-lasting product that has a wear resistant surface and can be refinished if necessary; some darken or shrink with age.
2. Laminate flooring
Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring that is similar to hardwood flooring but has a core usually made from plywood or medium density fiberboard with a plastic laminated top layer. Laminate flooring provides a very durable surface that is easy to maintain but it cannot be refinished; they are available in different patterns which can resemble wood, ceramic tile or stones and usually cost less. Underlayment may be required for laminate flooring to provide noise control.
3. Tile flooring
Tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material like ceramic, stone, glass that can be used to cover floors, they can range from simple square types to complex mosaic; tiling stones are mostly marble, onyx, granite or slate. Floor tiles are set using sand, cement and often a latex additive for extra adhesion, stone flooring uses a similar installation method to ceramic tile but often require more planning for use. They are strong, durable, have a wide variety of colours, multiple designs and are easy to replace if chipped or cracked. There are also vinyl and rubber floor tiles which give the flooring a degree of flexibility.
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Carpet and Rugs can be used on any type of flooring, often with an underlay to insulate a person’s feet from the cold tile or concrete, make a room more comfortable as a place to sit on, reducing sound from walking, decorate and add colour to a room.