What Kinds of Flooring Materials Can I Use for Residential Purposes?

Stone, Concrete, or Wood Flooring? What Are My Options?

There are many materials that can be used for flooring purposes. However, not all of them are suitable for residential purposes, so picking the right one can be pretty crucial. A good tile flooring could make your home easier to clean but a nice wood flooring can increase the value of your home and make it a lot more comfortable. Anyway, here are some of the more popular flooring materials that you can choose from:

  • Laminate is one of the most popular materials. It has average insulation qualities. It’s easy to maintain and replace, but it’s easily damaged. It’s susceptible to water. Also, heavy traffic and scratching can ruin its shine. So, not only do you have to avoid getting it wet, but you also need to be careful not to scratch and damage it. The good side to it is that it’s pretty cheap and easy to replace.
  • Wood flooring is also very nice. Hardwood in particular has some outstanding qualities. It can last for many decades. All it takes, is regular care. It has to be sealed and polished once or twice per year depending on the amount of wear that it gets. The sealing coats can protect the wood from actual deterioration and moisture, but it wears out quickly. So, you need to vacuum it regularly. It should not get wet because it can get seriously damaged.
  • Concrete floors are uncommon for residential flooring, but they are amazing. They can be made to look very good. They come in different colors and can be printed into various textured patterns. This can make them both better-looking and slip-resistant. Unlike a wood floor installation, concrete is easy to install but impossible to remove. So, you have to be careful what you wish for.
  • Tile floors are also a great option. They are very durable too. They can resist all sorts of influences and deterioration, and look pretty good. That makes them excellent for kitchens and bathrooms, but they can also look good in other rooms, especially if you cover them with a nice carpet or two.

If you ever need help with installing or maintaining a wood flooring, just give Heritage Hardwood Floors of Aberdeen, NC a call at (910) 783-5617!