You should never forget to spend just as much time choosing the best possible flooring, carpeting and rugs for your home, as you spend on the interior design and furnishing of your home. The type of flooring, carpeting and rugs you choose will have just as much of an impact on the total look you are aiming for. It must coordinate perfectly with the rest of your interior design or else you will have a jarring clash. Knowing that your choice of flooring, carpeting and rugs can make or break the look of each room in your home may seem daunting and intimidating. You need not fear making a choice, though, because you can easily ask for advice from the experts if you go to the proper supplier of flooring, carpeting and rugs.
You can choose from among hardwood, tile, vinyl and laminate flooring.
Hardwood flooring comes as solid hardwood, which is sold as strips or flanks, and engineered hardwood, which comes in three to five layers of laminated hardwood. Engineered hardwood has more stability and moisture resistance. Both are stain resistant and will not absorb spills provided they are properly installed and sealed. Hardwood flooring just needs mopping and vacuuming for maintenance.
Tile flooring comes in natural stone, ceramic, glass and metal.
The most popular natural stone tiles are made out of limestone, marble, slate or granite. Limestone tiles are the softest and are, therefore, recommended for decorative use only. Marble tiles are also not very hardy and are recommended only for areas with low human traffic. Slate tiles are more durable and are slip resistant. They are often used in wet areas such as pool sides and patios. Granite tiles are the strongest and the densest and may be used in areas of high human traffic. They are also resistant to moisture and bacteria and can be used for wet areas.
Ceramic tiles, whether glazed or unglazed, are also considered durable. Glass and metal tiles are only used for accents.
Vinyl flooring is sold as sheets or tiles and comes in three variants no-wax, urethane and enhanced urethane. No wax vinyl is the least durable variant. Urethane vinyl has better resistance to stains and scuffs and needs low maintenance. Enhanced urethane vinyl is not only resistant to stains and scuffs but also to moisture and harsh chemicals. Vinyl flooring comes in so many designs and can mimic the look of hardwood flooring and natural stone flooring. It only needs sweeping and mopping for maintenance.
Laminate flooring can also mimic the look of hardwood and tile flooring but is more durable than them and even less expensive. It resists moisture, stains, scratches and fading.
Flooring, carpeting and rugs need not be mutually exclusive choices for you. You can actually use carpeting and rugs on top of any type of flooring. You will just have to choose flooring, carpeting and rugs that are complementary and that coordinate with the rest of your interior design. Carpeting can come in many types, including broadloom carpets and wool berbers. Rugs also come in various types such as runner rugs, area rugs and round rugs. These may be casual or elegant, depending on their designs. Oriental rugs are often chosen for more elegant settings.
To get expert advice on your choice of flooring, carpeting and rugs, you can go to Carpet One Floor & Home. Its sales personnel are intensively and extensively trained to assist customers in making the best possible choice for your flooring, carpeting and rugs. They know how to ask the right questions in order to elicit all the information from you leading to your most appropriate options. Whatever you choose, your flooring, carpeting and rugs come with solid warranties, prompt delivery and expert installation services.