It is important to choose the right floor and tile for your home. Carpet is commonly used in homes even though it is not suited for use in every room. Luckily, there are a lot of other flooring options to select from.
Hardwood floors are a popular choice among many homeowners because they are easy to care for and repair. Bamboo is an alternative to traditional hardwood floors, mostly because bamboo renews itself faster than trees do. Bamboo is very strong and is available in a variety of earthy tones, from tan to light brown. While cork is a less expensive option, this material does not deal well with moisture and will wear out faster than hardwood or bamboo.
Tile typically handles daily use and moisture quite well. The risk of tiles chipping or scratching does vary depending on the tile, but all tiles do have a chance of sustaining damage. A very popular floor tile is ceramic tile, and this is because it is durable and is available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The cost of ceramic tile can vary drastically depending on the style, but this means that there is a variety of styles to suit many different budgets. A more visually appealing, though usually more expensive, flooring option is marble, granite, or another natural stone. Most tile floors will require periodic sealing to prevent water damage or staining, but otherwise this type of flooring is easy to care for.
Vinyl, linoleum, and laminate can easily be among the least expensive flooring options. These cheaper flooring options are created so that they look much like expensive tiling. Vinyl is sometimes sold with adhesive already applied to it, which makes this flooring material very easy to install. Chips, scratches, and burns are usually not a problem if you choose laminate. Limestone, resin, and sawdust are among the natural materials that linoleum is often made from. Although porous, linoleum can be quite pretty. As with tile, linoleum will need to be resealed periodically to help prevent damage.
For beautiful floor and tile, ensure your new flooring is installed correctly. A solid, level surface is the first step in a proper installation. Plywood is a common choice for a flooring surface, but cement fiber board deals with moisture a lot better than plywood does. You will need glue, grout, or another adhesive to apply your flooring. Make sure you always clean your flooring as recommended.