Updating the flooring in your home is a great way to update a space and make it look new again. If you’re unsure what kind of floor you want to select, you’ll need to do some research. There are many different options these days. If you get a lot of foot traffic through your home, you’ll want to choose something that is low maintenance. Following are some of the most popular flooring options.
Engineered hardwood is a newer product that is a lot more affordable than regular hardwood. It is made from a composite material as well as wood. The boards won’t be as thick as hardwood, and they are produced in a way that allows them to be fitted together very simply. The installation is similar to laminate flooring. This engineered hardwood comes in many different colors, textures and styles. You can find something that will fit your décor very easily. Prices vary quite a bit, and once you get the hang of cleaning this material, you’ll have an easy time of it.
Very similar to ceramic tile, porcelain provides the same look and durability. Both materials are made from clay, but porcelain has a very distinct look to the final product. This is a very durable flooring option that is popularly used in bathrooms, hallways and kitchens. Porcelain tile often has color penetrating throughout, which can help hide any damage to it. The price can vary with certain colors and qualities being more expensive. This is a product that you’ll probably want to have installed by a professional so that the tiles are laid evenly and level. Porcelain tile can withstand some pretty frequent foot traffic, and it requires very minimal maintenance with an occasional wipe.
A lot of people don’t consider linoleum as a flooring option, but in fact, it has come a long way. There are now many different color and pattern options that you can select from. You can even choose a linoleum option that looks very much like tile. Until you get right up to the floor, you won’t know the difference. The big draw is the cost. Linoleum is incredibly affordable. It’s also really durable, and it will hold up well to a lot of traffic. You can wipe it down as frequently as you would like.
It’s a good idea to head to the store to get an idea of what you like. You can usually purchase a small sample to take home with you. This will allow you to see the flooring in the lighting and space in which you would have it installed.
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