Flooring is the main base in your house. Flooring takes a lot of bashing and needs to be cleaned on a daily basis. Your house needs to have correct flooring so that it can compliment your home decor and accentuate it.
Flooring is the first thing you step on to and it takes a lot of misuses. Dirty shoes pile up, food stains, weather changes affect the flooring, and if you have pets then there is scratching; it just adds on. First of all, before considering room flooring, you need to decide for usage of each room individually.
Room flooring is an expensive affair in decorating your room. Flooring depends on – your decor and the region you live in. You need to limit your flooring options two the above two points. There are a variety of options for flooring that you can choose from.
- Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is durable and natural. Wooden flooring is an interesting flooring option to work with. It comes in various styles and patterns. Hardwood flooring is solid and planks are put together. It can be installed in most rooms except bathrooms and laundry rooms as moisture can damage the flooring.
If you have floors in your home, then solid hardwood can be used on the first and second floors while engineered hardwood can also be used even in basements. This flooring is long lasting and gives an elegant look. Pair it with a soft carpet in a bedroom and enjoy the comfort.
- Luxury vinyl Flooring
Need design and durability in your decor? Luxury vinyl flooring can add elegance to any decor. Luxury vinyl tiles and flooring come with various designs and patterns and it is used widely in India. This flooring can also be used in bathrooms and laundry rooms as they are water resistant and don’t swell.
- Engineered Tile Flooring
Engineered tile flooring is a great substitute for wooden, porcelain or marble flooring. It is durable, water and backsplash resistant. This flooring provides warmth and useful in cold regions.
It can be installed throughout the house mainly in bathrooms. It comes in a variety of colours, designs and patterns to give your home an elegant look. Especially used for countertops, backsplashes and walls. Engineered tile flooring requires proper maintenance otherwise it can chip and break.
- Marble Flooring
Marble flooring has a unique and natural look with the twirling patterns, colour and shade variations. Marble tiles have a pristine clear colour that needs cleaning and polishing all the time. It requires efforts in maintenance but otherwise, marble flooring and tiles are widely used.
Marble flooring can be used throughout the house. It is non-slippery and can be used in the bathrooms but can be stayed if hair dyeing or colouring is done.
- Bamboo flooring
Bamboo flooring is made of natural element bamboo, which is grass but it is still as hard as hardwood flooring. It is eco-friendly flooring as it’s made from natural elements and a highly renewable source. Bamboo flooring is actually easy maintenance and requires vacuuming to remove small debris. It is water resistant, durable and also easy to the pocket.
Bamboo flooring originated in China but is used all over the world. Moso bamboo is the most commonly used bamboo.
These are 5 types of flooring used in the order of listing. All of the floorings have their own pros and cons of usage. When selecting flooring, you need to analyse your decor and usage and choose wisely. Flooring is a onetime investment and should be done right.
Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home décor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home décor pieces for your home at Lalco Interior – Home Decor Stores In Bangalore.