What Type of Flooring is Right for Your Space?

Marble Floor Dining Room

Flooring in a home is what makes it a “home.” The use of dirt as a carpeting source is centuries old and with the discovery of flooring the quality of living greatly improved. At some point in time, a homeowner decided that to upgrade her flooring status, this may be due to a number of reasons, which gave birth to a whole new industry revolving around flooring.

Marble Floor Dining Room

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Marble is a natural stone that makes an elegant flooring option for high-end homes and office spaces.

Perhaps a newly purchased home bore old ragged carpeting, or perhaps one’s flooring is worn and dull and needs replacement. Regardless of the reason, it is important that before one chooses to replace the flooring in their home, that they research the different styles of flooring available.

Flooring has the ability to change the entire look of a room, it can give it a sense of personality that reflects the owner. In addition, flooring has the ability to reflect particular time eras in history. On top of this, the right type of flooring can greatly decrease the amount of maintenance that is required in prolonging its life, plus it can raise resale value. However, these factors depend greatly on the type and style of flooring that is chosen.

Hardwood flooring is known for its overall appearance, which creates a beautiful classic look to nearly any space. Hardwood is also durable and a great investment, especially for boosting a home’s resale value. Hardwood flooring is available in maple, Breech, Cherry, Oak, Pine, Hickory and numerous more wood types, such as bamboo. Bamboo flooring has recently become popular in the flooring industry, especially with those who are “going green” and wanting to reduce waste. Though technically bamboo is not wood, but grass, it is said to be versatile and durable while also creating a pleasant look to any home.

Laminate flooring is another popular type of flooring, one that is much cheaper than hardwood, resistant to chipping and scratching, and easy to install.

Linoleum flooring is also popular for its easy installation, since it often comes in a roll and simply needs to be cut to fit.

One of the most common types of flooring today is ceramic tile. Ceramic is considered to be the most waterproof of all the tiles and is great for those who want to customize particular designs.

Natural stone flooring, such as marble adds an essence of medieval style to a home. Not only is it easy to install, but it can also attribute to certain areas of a home, such as the entry or fireplace.

Another type of flooring that is found in nearly every household is carpeting and rugs. Carpeting has been popular for centuries, as it insulates the home, provides cushion, and absorbs sound.

Vinyl sheeting is a great option for bathrooms and kitchens since it provides the same appearance as tiles, but costs much less and installs without needing power tools.

The last two types of flooring are rubber and cork, rubber flooring is used in gyms, recreation rooms, or areas where traction is necessary, while cork flooring is harvested mainly from Portugal and Spain and is commonly used to absorb stains. Both of these products come in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes.

With proper information and a list of choices one must decide what exactly suits their needs best. Speaking with a professional can often help with decision making.

Call (734) 243-3502 today for a free estimate on new flooring in your home or office from the pros at Finishers Unlimited.
– Monroe, Michigan

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