Thinking about replacing or upgrading the floors in your home? You are in the right place. Below, we will be talking about the best flooring to put in your home as well as costs, pros and cons, and the best rooms to place these types of flooring in.
Tile comes in both ceramic and porcelain, porcelain being the tougher of the two. Cost is going to be around $1 to $20 per square foot depending on the material you choose and the intricate details. The biggest benefit to using a glazed tile or even porcelain is the fact that it will not scratch. Tiles also come in a wide array of tile sizes and materials that don’t just limit you to only the installation of ceramic and porcelain, though these are the two most common materials. They also come in marble, slate, stone and travertine. Tile is also
very easy to clean and take care of.
On the other hand, like with wood, this can be a very loud material to walk on. Tile can also crack so you have to be careful what falls on it and it can be a pain to actually repair. The best place to put this water resistant material is going to be the kitchen or the bathroom.
Hardwood flooring is of course a common flooring placed in homes across the globe because of its aesthetic appeal, this would be a great material if you thinking of upgrading your flooring, as for colors hardwood flooring comes in many different colors, I personally like grey hardwood floors. Now, depending on what type of wood flooring you go within your home, the cost for hardwood flooring you are going to see will be with a price tag of around $4 to $6 per square foot only for the material, labour costs for installation of wood flooring will be in addition to this source: tilemarkets.com. Not only are you going to have to pay for the materials and labor, but also the installation. Overall this could cost you thousands of dollars for everything included. Hardwoods look nice in a home, they are easy to clean and they add resale value to your home. However, they are also quite hard and loud to walk on.
In high traffic areas you are also going to need to refinish them occasionally as water CAN ruin the woods exterior as well as interior and it can be a tedious job to repair the water damage. The best room to place this material in is going to be the living room because of the style and class. It Is NOT recommended for a high traffic area like a foyer.
Laminate Floating Flooring
For those of you that love wood, but none of the costs or negatives, you will love laminate flooring. This type of floating flooring doesn’t use nails so it’s super easy to install. Instead it uses an interlocking system to keep the floor down. This is a flooring system that can be placed on to almost any subfloor or regular floor and it’s a beautiful material. The material is also scratch resistant. If you do get a scratch on it, you can take a little vegetable oil and rub it on to remove the scratch. It also can look like real wood and it’s super easy to clean. The biggest con to this material is the fact that if you have standing water on it for long periods of time, the wood will get ruined and you cannot refinish it. The best for this type of wood costs around 1$ to $3 per square foot. The best rooms for this type of a flooring material is going to be… anywhere. It can withstand high traffic areas to places like a living room or foyer work well. It can work well in colder temperatures, so it works well in finished basements. It also works good in kitchens and can most likely be recycled as well.