Choosing The Right Flooring For Your House
Home renovation or decoration projects including new flooring can be challenging. It can be a costly job as well depending on the square footage of your house’s floor.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should continue living with your old, worn-off flooring, as there are lots of budget friendly options like vinyl and lino flooring that you can choose from.
So, here is how you can choose the right flooring for your house.
- Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood is one of the most popular types of flooring used in the US. This is a simple flooring option, in which planks of 0.75 inches thick wood are nailed to a wooden subfloor.
When opting for this type of flooring, you either go for stripes or plants of hardwood to install them on the floor. There are lots of different types of wood flooring that you can choose from as well. Additionally, if you choose to buy unfinished hardwood flooring, you’ll have to sand it down to properly finish it. However, prefinished costs less, and involves less labor in the whole process of installation.
- Ceramic Tile Flooring
Clay and shake are mixed and cooked in a kiln to make ceramic tiles. The process looks exactly like pottery. Ceramic tiles come in a wide variety of designs, colors and thicknesses. However, not every type of ceramic tile is rated for use on the floor. That is why before buying ceramic tiles for your flooring project, you should make sure that they are rated for use on the floor.
- Lino Flooring
Although linoleum sounds like a thing of the past, it has become very popular these days due to certain features. It is eco-friendly, affordable, durable and is made from recyclable materials. There are lots of manufacturers making lino flooring in a variety of colors and designs.
Linoleum is a very resilient and long lasting type of flooring. It can last for 25 years on average, and if cared for properly, it can even last for 40 years. This makes linoleum flooring one of the best investment choices that you can make. You can choose from either the glue-down sheets or snap-together tiles of lino flooring.
- Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring looks, and is priced like lino flooring. It comprises relatively thinner sheets of vinyl which feel softer underfoot as compared to hardwood or tile. Vinyl flooring is made out of plastic, and some types of this flooring even have foam to provide comfort while being walked on.
When it comes to types, you can buy glue-down large rolls of vinyl that you can cut into shape and glue down on the floor, or buy vinyl planks that join together with a locking mechanism. There are also vinyl tiles that you can peel and stick to your floor. So, the choice is yours when installing vinyl flooring.