Considerations When Choosing a Flooring Material
Picking new flooring can be daunting task. There are many materials to choose from and each type has a ton of options to go along with it. Also, depending on the room and the flow of traffic, there are a variety of considerations to think about. In this blog post, Preferred Home Builders will help you decide which type of floor material will look and feel right.
Thanks to hardwood’s durability and warm, natural feel, it continues to be the flooring of choice for many homeowners. Hardwood is one of the most popular types of floor material and commonly adds tremendous value to the home, with an average return on investment of 70-80%. Hardwood floors come in a variety of styles such as plank, parquet and prefinished boards that you can install yourself. With a variation of woods to choose from like Brazilian cherry or Tasmanian oak, there is an option and for everyone.
Laminate is also very popular as it is very easy to install and cost efficient. Laminate floors get their name because they’re composed of different wood-based materials that are layered, or laminated, together then topped with a wood grain photographic imprint on the face of each board.
Tile, similar to hardwood, has many different options to choose from. When on a budget, porcelain tiles are often the way to go as they look fantastic and very cost efficient. It combines the beauty and hardness of stone, but costs considerably less and is much easier to maintain than marble, which is porous and must periodically be resealed.
Concrete is one of the hottest new types of floor materials on the market today. Concrete gives homes a modern and upbeat feeling as the floor patterns and designs are very flexible. Ranging from color of concrete to design, the choice is yours. Concrete is not only one of the strongest floors to install but one of the easiest to maintain. Also, concrete naturally radiates heat.
With so many different types of flooring in the market, it can be daunting to try and decide which may look best in your home. Make your life simple, call Preferred Home Builders today and make your home dreams a reality.