8 Flooring Options for Your Home Remodel
Choosing the proper flooring for a room might seem like an easy
task, but it's often the last thing homeowners consider, right
behind window treatments, wall decor, and furniture. But since your
flooring is the centerpiece that pulls a room design together,
shouldn't it be one of the first things you think about?
Choose the Best Flooring for Your Home
There are many flooring options for your home, and all of them
are quite versatile. Which ones may work best for you?
- Hardwood. The beauty of a well-worn
hardwood floor holds a charm that no other type of flooring can
offer. The tiny nicks and scratches that develop on a hardwood
floor over time are a beautiful testament to the history of your
- Laminate. Similar in appearance to
hardwood but more affordable, laminate has become a popular option
for home flooring. Easy installation is another reason why laminate
is a hit with homeowners.
- Rugs and Carpets. Shag style, deep
pile, outdoor/indoor carpets, and wall-to-wall Berber are all
carpeting options for your home. You can also choose to use large
area rugs over hardwood or laminate for a cozy look that is easier
- Concrete. Think concrete is boring?
Think again! Concrete can be
customized with any color you can imagine, and you can incorporate
design elements, such as crushed glass or etchings, into the final
product. Concrete is second-to-none in terms of durability and ease
- Tile. Ceramic tile floors offer an endless array of
designs and patterns to fit your every mood and style. Tile is
durable and easy to clean, and imparts an old-world beauty to your
home. If you don't like the coolness of tile on your feet, opt for
radiant heat underneath them.
- Stone. Stone flooring can hold up
to almost anything, and offers a unique natural beauty that can't
be duplicated with other materials. Because of that beauty and
durability, stone is a bit pricier than other options, but can be
well worth the money.
- Vinyl. Vinyl floors used to have a
reputation for being a lesser flooring; however, that has changed
with the new, interesting, and durable designs now on the market.
Vinyl is still very inexpensive but now offers a "designer flair"
for your space.
- Bamboo. If you want to go with
something a bit different and help
the environment at the same time, bamboo flooring is a great
place to start.
You see your flooring every day, so take your time in finding a
look you love at a price that is nice to your budget.
About the author:
Shannon Dauphin is a
freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was
built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her
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