Updating the flooring in your home can be a daunting task. There are plenty of different material options to choose from. Whether you intend to DIY (do-it-yourself) or hire a professional to do your flooring makeover, it is still certainly an investment that makes a huge impact.
Choosing the type of flooring is basic yet, an important decision a homeowner has to make when undertaking a renovation. While there are a variety of flooring materials to consider, it is always advisable to opt for a standard choice.
These flooring makeover tips will guide you in choosing the best flooring for your floor renovation:
Determine What You Need
Not all flooring types are ideal for every space. You need to consider other factors like your family situation, if you are having young children and pets you might be needing scratch resistant and spill proof flooring.
As types and styles of flooring materials price varies, you also need to consider your budget so you will know what you can afford.
For small rooms light colors can help give the illusion of a larger and more open space. It can also add elegance especially in the living room.
While for wide and large rooms consider using warm or dark tones
Remember the good rule of thumb is to work from the bottom up: if you want your floors on a darker hue then walls should be lighter than the floor color and ceilings lighter than the walls.
Laminated flooring is comfortable and its warmth is a great choice for bedrooms. It is very easy to clean and ideal for children’s bedroom. It is also a good choice for second story rooms, however, to achieve a maximum quiet and peace laminated flooring, install a padded underlay that will help absorb noise. There are a lot of top-quality parquet laminate flooring options and styles available that recreate the desirable look of hardwood.
Linoleum or Vinyl flooring for the modern living room effectively mimic stone, ceramic or wood. This synthetic flooring is versatile. Installation and maintenance are a breeze.
Hardwood flooring is also another option to a stylish living room. However, bear in mind that not all hardwood flooring is created equal. Choosing a quality hardwood is a must and not just simply selecting a great appearance.
Ceramic Tile or Porcelain flooring. Some homeowners choose the same flooring for both bathroom and kitchen as buying it in bulk lowers the cost, thus, take some relief off on the budget. Whatever is your choice either ceramic tile or porcelain does not matter as any of these two is a great and beautiful flooring choice for your kitchen and bathroom.
It is the most popular durable option for wet areas and easy to keep clean. As long as it is properly installed and grouted, it can last long. In case one of the tiles chipped or scratched, parts can be replaced individually instead of the entire surface.
Natural Stone Tile flooring. Marble, granite, sandstone and travertine are some of the classic natural stone flooring. Natural stone flooring can last a lifetime, yet, bear in mind that finishes will require different types of care.
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