January 14, 2021 at 2:17pm | BBHST Admin
By Kyle Spearin

Flooring is a unique feature in homes that can transform the overall design and functionality of a space. Choosing good flooring for a room can bring so much life to it,  but not every kind of flooring is right for every room. 


In order to help guide your future flooring decisions, we will be discussing the more popular kinds of flooring and what they have to give you and the rooms on your property. Read on to learn about these floors and all that they have to offer!


Carpet Flooring

Carpet is one of the more popular flooring options, but it can come with its fair share of limitations. Even though carpet comes in different styles, some styles might be more appropriate for you in the long run. It really comes down to use, budget, and longevity. 


Pros

Many people love carpet because it offers a soft and comfortable feel for a room. Carpet can be friendly for kids and pets, and many people prefer it because it doesn’t get cold like other flooring options. With carpet, you can receive comfort, a great design, and fairly simple management. Carpet can be incredibly inexpensive and easy to install with a fast installation time, making it possible to get results quickly.


Cons

Though carpet is light and fluffy, it does come with a few problems within that fluffy design. The biggest consideration with carpet is that it is incredibly absorbent. Not only will carpet take on damage from spills, like juice from kids, or stains from pets, but it will also hold dander and allergens. For those who suffer from respiratory conditions or allergies, carpet isn’t always the friendliest. It is also fairly easy to damage depending on the kind that you purchase and can offer some difficulty with repairs.


Tile Flooring

Tile is the preferred choice for bathrooms and kitchens in a lot of spaces. This is because it generally offers a beautiful appearance, comes in many different designs, and is fairly cost-effective. However, tile is only one of the many hard floor options available in modern times.


Pros

Many people prefer tile because of its resistance to moisture. It is incredibly easy to clean and will not take damage from simple spills or other messes. With tile, you can rely on its durability and overall appearance to last a long time. It can also be relatively cheap depending on what you are looking for.


Cons

Tile can be a nice addition to a home, but it can also come with its share of maintenance needs. Though general maintenance is easy, be aware that tile might require sealing and treatment options to stay that nice for long, especially if you want it to keep with a consistent color and finish. Additionally, tile floors can get very cold, making them unpleasant first thing in the morning.


Laminate Flooring

Most people have seen laminate flooring without realizing it at all. This is because the most popular kind of laminate is often stylized to look like hardwood flooring. This versatile flooring option is a really cost-effective flooring solution that offers a wide range of appearances, making it a comfortable investment.


Pros

The biggest perk of laminate flooring is without a doubt its cost. You can get the appearance of another style of flooring without the high price. Hardwood floors can be expensive, but a laminate with hardwood floor design is a much cheaper alternative. It helps that this style of flooring can be made to look like virtually any material, so you can always find a good option for your property.


Cons

While laminate is sealed and made to be resistant to moisture, there are problems when it becomes damaged. The seal on laminate is very important for supporting its durability. If your laminate floor becomes damaged and is exposed to moisture, it can ruin it. For this reason, repairs on laminate flooring can very quickly turn into investing in a whole new floor. However, this is not terribly common as long as you care for your floors.


Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful option for flooring that has been preferred by many for ages. There is simply something breathtaking about this style of flooring, but it isn’t for everyone. 


Pros

Looking at hardwood will tell you what makes it worth the investment. It simply looks better than the majority of other flooring options. Its lovely appearance makes it an obvious investment.


Cons

Hardwood floors are beautiful, but you pay for it. Not only are these floors expensive to have installed, but they also require a fair share of ongoing maintenance. You will have to care for them on a regular basis to keep them looking nice.


Marble Flooring

Like hardwood floors, marble flooring is simply breathtaking. It adds a certain degree of elegance to any room, but it is also available in different looks. This flooring option is great, but some like it more than others.


Pros

In truth, its biggest benefit is its beautiful appearance. It can also add quite a bit of value to a home, making it an effective long-term investment. 


Cons

Marble flooring is an incredibly expensive investment. It is also prone to certain damages that make maintenance and repair a fairly important area of focus. This is really more of an investment than an everyday floor type.


Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is being supported in modern flooring because it is a versatile flooring option. This is one that can easily appeal to any property owner. With its great appearance and easy access, it is a great choice for modern property owners.


Pros

The biggest perk of vinyl is that it comes at a low price and it looks great. Vinyl flooring can look like anything, making it a wonderful option for those who want a lot of options for their design. Its affordability makes it a simple investment with great results.


Cons

Even though vinyl can be made to look like any material, it doesn’t have the durability of some of the natural materials. With vinyl, you can expect years of use, but you will have to replace it eventually. It is cost-effective upfront, but it isn’t a lifelong investment.


Final Thoughts

Choosing the right flooring for your property will always be dependent on how you intend to use it and what you want for your design. When you look into options, remember to consider flooring on a room by room basis to yield the best overall design for your home. It will bring much better results in the end!



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