Your New Floor – Flooring Ideas and Tips for Your Next Remodel
Do you like your floor? Are you happy with the current material? Do you, perhaps, want to be more environmentally conscious? Do you wish it was easier to clean? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you in your next remodel or if you are constructing your own home. The easiest way to make sure you get flooring that will satisfy your needs and wants is to research your options. Which means, of course, that you need to know what you need and what you want from your flooring. The following ideas can be used to help you decide on the ideal flooring for you.
Most people think of linoleum as only for the kitchen or bath floors. This idea was not so bad. Many will mixup the concepts of vinyl and linoleum. Linoleum has been around a very long time, in fact more than a century and a half to be more precise. If you are looking for a classic or retro look you should consider linoleum. The most environmentally friendly way to cover your floors is with linoleum. This is true because linoleum does not contain any wood products. The most prominent ingredient in linoleum is linseed oil. Some linoleums will also contain a mineral pigment that improves the overall look of the flooring.
You should also look into cork flooring. It is environmentally friendly. No trees are harvested to create cork because it is made from hard pressed tree bark. Another plus is that this flooring has been proven to help you regulate the temperature of your home. Because this flooring has more give, it works well for those who stand all day at their jobs. If you are looking for something decorative, cork is great for that as well. Stains and dyes work well on cork because it is rather absorbent.
Another floor covering that is available is the popular laminates. This flooring idea first took hold in Europe but in recent decades has become very popular in the United States as well. You may be surprised to find that laminates can look just like any other flooring. Although, it is easier to clean, lasts longer and is much easier to install than most other floorings. Your home’s remodel will be much easier with laminate flooring especially if you are doing it yourself. You may be getting overwhelmed with the task of installing your flooring. Do it yourselfers will find this especially true. As far as flooring goes your need to consider your budget, your time and your lifestyle. Do not get suckered into flooring just because it’s pretty. Your choice will depend on your bank account but should also fit your lifestyle and last a while. Flooring can be found that fits your lifestyle, is affordable, durable and great looking too! Just be patient!