In general, you will find 6 basic types of flooring with a wide range of colors and styles in each category. Though it doesn’t seem like many types of flooring, each type of flooring gives a unique look and feel to a room. Among the flooring options out there today are: Hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, carpet, laminate flooring and ceramic tile flooring.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice in flooring that will truly stand the test of time. With hardwood flooring you will never have to replace your flooring so in the long run, it is the most cost effective type of flooring available. You don’t have to worry about cleaning up hardwood flooring either as it cleans up easily with soap and water or a dust mop. After many years of use, you have the option of refinishing hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost compared to buying replacement flooring.
Vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for high traction areas. Consider purchasing a mildew resistant backed vinyl flooring if it will be installed in an area with lots of water such as near a shower or in a laundry room. This type of flooring comes in a wide range of colors and styles, some mimic natural stone and others mimic wood.
Carpet is an extremely popular flooring that came into style mid century. Instead of having to cover your hardwood flooring with rugs, this type of flooring already is a rug! Carpet comes in many different types, from plush flooring to high traction flooring. Laminate flooring has gained in popularity just over the past few years. Since it is possibly the most durable flooring available, many people have chosen to install laminate flooring over all other types of flooring. Though laminate flooring originally only came in wood look-a-likes, now you can find a wide array of laminate flooring from marble to tile looking flooring.
Ceramic tile flooring
Ceramic tile flooring, like laminate, vinyl and hardwood flooring, is an excellent choice for high traffic areas. Not only does ceramic tile flooring clean up easily, but it also provides a warmer feel than vinyl flooring. Ceramic tile flooring can be more prone to chips and cracks, but with the proper installation and care, it will be a wonderful choice in flooring that will last you and your family many years to come.