Selecting the best flooring for your house

One of the most important decisions that you make when you get your house built or renovated is the type of flooring in the rooms. The floors of the house are the main thing that are going to be used the most and take on the brunt of wear and tear from our everyday activities so it is extremely important to choose something that is strong and will add value to your house. The right choice of flooring will make your house look beautiful as soon as someone steps in it and will enhance everything in the room from the furniture to the lighting. It also increases the value of your property as any buyer that comes to look will leave impressed by it. It is one of the expensive investments of your house and it is costly to replace so you should be clear about what you want from the start. When someone enters the room, the first thing that they will interact with is the floor and if it feels good then it will make a lasting impression. There are so many flooring options available, from decorative tiles in Brisbane to vinyl floors and you will have to make a decision on the basis of what you want the room to look like and whether the cost is in your budget as well as the pros and cons of the materials themselves. 

Hardwood is a common choice of flooring as it gives the room a classy and rustic appeal. It is good for those rooms that don’t get wet or see a lot of traffic as it can swell with moisture and can also get scratched. It is extremely easy to install and most builders can put it in in a matter of hours. However, it is expensive to buy and maintain as you need to polish it every so often so that it remains in good shape. Laminate floors are considered as a low-cost alternative to wooden floors as it is made of resin and wood pulps and strongly resembles wood. It is resistant to moisture and stains but the joints in between the planks can succumb to damage by moisture and may swell and chip as well. It is good for living areas but does not work as well in bathrooms as compared to decorative tiles. Carpets are the type of flooring that have been around for a long time and come in a variety of colors, styles and qualities. However, they can never be placed in kitchens or bathrooms due to the moisture and concern of sanitation. It is also difficult to clean and wears easily over time. Vinyl floors come in easy to install sheets and are very durable and resistant to moisture. They work well in areas with high traffic such as the kitchen and bathroom. 

Perhaps the most popular choice of flooring these days for bathrooms, kitchens and every other room in the house is tiles as it is difficult to go wrong with them. They are the most versatile option and come in a variety of designs, colors and sizes. You have everything available from small mosaics to decorative tiles to those that resemble hardwood. They are extremely easy to clean and not very expensive as well. Although it is a labor-intensive task to install them and the grout has to be periodically sealed, they are very durable and can last many years.  Tiles are hard and cold to touch but in areas where the climate is mostly warm, it is a perfect fit. You can also place small rugs on them to make it more comfortable in the colder months. The choice of the type of tile depends upon the room that you are installing it in. Ceramic tiles work best form bathroom as they are safer to walk on when wet. You can also mix and match various designs to get the best result and also add borders or mosaic tiles in Brisbane to further enhance the look. For the living room and bedroom, you can look are ceramic tiles and natural stones as the textured tone will add character to the room. For the kitchen, it is best to use ceramic tile as they come in many colors and are also scratch resistant.  

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