Understand the Types of Flooring

On January 23, 2013 by Himanshu

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Flooring is integral part when you are making your dream home. Flooring is the base at which the whole décor and your home will stand. In this post we shall give you a brief about the types of flooring and their characteristics. This will help you in understanding which household flooring will be a best option for the particular need you have. Shedding light in the types of flooring, in general categorization the household flooring is divided into three main categories that are Hard and Medium flooring and the soft flooring. Each category has its own characteristics and useful purpose. In each category you will find different flooring options. Each of the flooring option has their pros and cons.

Important thing while choosing flooring is as per your need, preference and the whole décor and look you desire for home or particular room.

Hard Flooring: as name is suggesting the flooring is hard, that is hard wearing, this flooring option is extremely durable, and suits all the areas and in the rooms for house. Examples are:

Natural stones flooring

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Tilesall types of tiles are hard flooring which ceramic

Hardwood flooring: the wooden flooring of any color and typehardwood

The pros and cons are these floorings are bit noisy to walk, in case you drop something even the downstairs neighbour will know about it. They are quite cold to walk barefoot and are not easy to keep clean.

Medium: linoleum, vinyl floorings are the examples which are medium hard flooring. It’s easy to maintain and handle drops and spilling quite well. These types of flooring offer flexibility, and are warm underfoot. These medium flooring are easy in cleaning and in maintenance.

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Soft flooring is the Carpet which covers the floor, woven and felted from the natural fibers or man made fibers. The Fitted carpet is attaching to floor structure, extending to wall to wall and cannot be moved from one place to another. There is underlay which is for extending the carpet life and also improves comfort. Carpet needs proper cleaning and maintenance.

2 Responses to “Understand the Types of Flooring”

  • Love the way you integrated pictures into the post. It adds a nice touch, for one I love pictures in posts. Along with selecting a particular type of flooring, the color and texture plays a great role. I must add that when looking at natural stone, we should weight in the maintenance factor. Marble floor for example are very easy to clean but very difficult to maintain. It is a very soft stone and sensitive to acidic products. On the other hand, it is a stone that can easily be restored to its original glory,

  • We are Cool Earth Contracting & Coating.This seems to be a great site which offers Reflective Paint Austin, Commercial roof, Commercial roofing, Cool roof etc. and i would surely like to try their service.

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