Flooring is the process of permanently covering the floor of a house with a piece of material that may range from wood to vinyl.
The floor makes up 100% of the house. Imagine your house without floors to walk on. It is one of the main components of the home. There is no specific type of flooring that is ideal for every room. Each flooring has what it brings to the table and what makes it special.
The following are flooring types to consider for your home.
Hardwood flooring: This is one of the most popular types of flooring in the United States. It consists of wooden planks between 0.5 to 0.75 inches thick. Its width can range from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, which are called stripes, to 4 to 8 inches, which are called planks. Hardwood flooring can be made from many types of wood species, such as oak or maple. Reclaimed d wood can also be used for flooring.
They are best used in rooms with low human activity such as hallways, living rooms, bedrooms. Hardwood flooring usually comes finished or unfinished. If you buy the wood unfinished, you will have to sand and finish it during installation. We recommend you buy the pre-finished wood, as it is more cost-effective and less work-intensive.
Ceramic File: This is gotten from a mixture of clay and shale fired in a kiln like pottery. It is a very hard material that comes in a large range of colours, shapes and patterns. Not all ceramic tiles are tough enough to be used as flooring. Different types of ceramic tiles include glazed ceramic, porcelain, quarry tile and terracotta.
They are best used in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
This has thin layers of plywood or compressed fibre with the upper layer being a photograph under clear plastic coating. The uniqueness of laminates is that they can look like wood, stone, tile or other flooring materials. It can be installed in high foot traffic areas such as kitchens, foyers, or playrooms.
This is quite a resilient flooring made of flexible materials and feels soft to the underfoot. It is made when a layer of PVC plastics is placed over a layer of felt. A layer of foam can be added to the vinyl to make it cushioned. Thereby making it more comfortable to walk on. The thicker vinyl has textured surfaces that can make it look like stone or wood.
It can come in a large sheer that is unrolled and cut into desired sizes before being glued to a subfloor. There is also a vinyl flooring that clicks into place like the engineered wood. It is best used in kitchens, baths and high traffic rooms.
Over the years, carpets have proven to be a favorite for bedrooms and living rooms. They are made by pulling soft fibres like wool or nylon through a woven backing. This is then glued on more layers of backing to strengthen the materials. They can occur in various ranges of color, textures and materials. It is very versatile and can be made from nylon, wool, acrylic, or polyester. Carpets also vary in thickness. It can be used in the bedrooms, living areas and low moisture areas.