How do you feel about your floor? Would you like it to be a different material? Do you wish it was more environmentally friendly? Is easy cleaning a priority for you? Ask yourself these questions when you get ready to do your next remodel. To find what best suits your needs and wants out of your new flooring, take the time to research your options. Before that, though, you need to know what you would like and what you need out of your flooring. Keep reading for some ideas.
Rubber floors are one of the more surprising options. That sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it is true! This is the most common flooring used in schools because it is easy to keep up, easy to clean and can withstand a lot of harsh treatment without needing to be replaced. Rubber flooring works well in basements, rec rooms, and even your kids’ rooms. Any room that sees lots of abuse would benefit from rubber flooring. The durability of this type of flooring allows it to withstand quite a bit with very little maintenance.
You should also look into cork flooring. If you’re looking for something more environmentally friendly, cork is a good option. This option saves trees because it is made from hard pressed tree bark. It has also been proven that this type of flooring helps regulate your home’s temperature. Because this flooring has more give, it works well for those who stand all day at their jobs. Cork is also great if you are looking for a more decorative type flooring. It has great absorbent properties and can be stained or dyed any color that you like.
Another floor covering that is available is the popular laminates. For a long time laminates were popular in Europe, it’s only been the last few decades that have seen an increase in the US. These kinds of floors can be made to look like just about any kind of floor that you want-including hardwood. These types of floors are easier to install, faster to install, more durable and easier to clean than your average floor coverings. Your home’s remodel will be much easier with laminate flooring especially if you are doing it yourself. Putting in new flooring can feel like a monumental task. It can be especially overwhelming if you want to do the remodel all by yourself. Your goal is to get the best bang for your buck while finding the flooring that fits your lifestyle. Don’t choose your flooring simply because it is pretty. The flooring you choose should be one that will hold up to your lifestyle and use and not break you financially. You can find a flooring that is affordable, durable and looks great if you look around. Don’t jump into a snap decision.