When you purchase a new home, one of the major considerations is the flooring. This is because it will not only determine the “aesthetic” quality of your house but will also tell how strong the foundation would be.
To those who have just purchased a new home, here are some flooring options for your new abode. Make sure that you choose what is suitable for your type of house, your budget, the opinion of the people who will be living with you and the style that you want to avoid spending extra money for renovations.
1. Laminate flooring.
One of the most preferred types of flooring today is laminate flooring. The major reason behind this is that laminate flooring provides a wonderful and practical flooring alternative because it can give you the elegant finish of hardwood flooring without spending so much time, money, and effort in cleaning and maintaining it.
Thorough and better understanding of how laminate floorings are installed will indeed give you enough time to budget and manage everything that concerns it. If you were the type of homeowner who is into “DIY” or “do-it-yourself,” installing laminate flooring would be a breeze. This is because installing laminate flooring may not require professional skills and services.
In fact, you can install it by yourself if you have the proper tools and the patience to follow the instructions given either in the package provided by the manufacturer or from other resource materials.
2. Vinyl flooring.
Most homeowners and even those who rent office spaces would agree that vinyl flooring, indeed, is one of the easiest and more practical means of converting floors into own taste and preference. If you are interested in converting to vinyl flooring, you should familiarize yourself very well with all its specifications.
Basically, the market today offers vinyl floors that come it tile and sheet forms. These types are ideal whether you’ll be using it for the home or for the office space. These types are divided into sub-categories in each respective kind: “vinyl tile” is either solid vinyl or vinyl composition while the “vinyl sheet” can be layered composite, homogeneous, and inlaid. Each respective product has different content and goes through various manufacturing processes. Research shows that while some of the vinyl types used for flooring have almost 60 percent of “PVC” or PolyVinyl Chloride, others have little amounts.
3. Wood flooring.
There is no doubt that wood flooring is one of the popular options of those people who have just bought a house or those who are planning to purchase a new home. Aside its classic beauty, there are so many wood-flooring options available out there, you can select the best wood that will be used for your flooring that can truly reflect your own personality. The most popular choices include “Red Oak” for its distinctive grain, resilience, and natural beauty evident in earth toned colors, “bamboo” because of its uniqueness and stability, “Patagonian rosewood” popularly called Brazilian tigerwood which is considered as the hardest of all the woods being used for flooring, “Jatoba” also known as Brazilian Cherry which is considered as a solid and weighty wood that has interesting hues ranging browns to oranges, “Lapacho” popularly known as Brazilian Walnut for its sophisticated look highlighted by its distinctive hues ranging from brown to green, and the “Grapia” also called Ivorywood because of its unique types and color variations including maple, green, and orange hues that gives you more choices.