How do you feel about your floor? Would you like it to be a different material? Do you, perhaps, want to be more environmentally conscious? Would you like your floors to be easier to keep clean? These are things you need to consider when deciding on new flooring during your home’s construction or a remodel. Research the available options to find what materials suit your needs and desires best. First, identify what you need and what you want from your new flooring. Here are some flooring ideas for you to consider.
Rubber floors are one of the more surprising options. While it sounds like an accident waiting to happen, it is available. Schools use this type of flooring a lot because it is easy to clean and can take quite a beating. Rubber flooring works well in basements, rec rooms, and even your kids’ rooms. The rooms that see the most rough housing are ideal areas for rubber flooring. It takes very little maintenance to keep up this kind of flooring because it is very durable.
You should also look into cork flooring. It is environmentally friendly. This option saves trees because it is made from hard pressed tree bark. It is easier to control the temperature in homes with cork flooring. The extra give and cushion in this type of flooring is great for those that stand all day at work. For those concerned about decorative properties cork is ideal. It has great absorbent properties and can be stained or dyed any color that you like.
You have some options in how to approach your flooring project. Traditional flooring is the most commonly used option. Hardwood and products designed to look like it are the most popular traditional option. This lends an elegant and classic look to your home. Generally, those that like older homes and antiques also prefer hardwood flooring. Those who prefer a traditional feel to their homes find hardwood floors to work best for them. For some homes, linoleum can also be considered traditional because it was popular in the early to mid twentieth century.
Finding new flooring options is a difficult process. Research is key in helping to figure out what kind of look you are going for with your new flooring. You will also need to consider your lifestyle and your ambitions for your home when choosing new flooring. Choosing to be environmentally friendly will limit your number of flooring options. Your budget will directly affect your range of options. Knowing what you can afford upfront will save you hassles later.