Tips for choosing flooring
There are so many options when choosing floor covers for your home. How do you tell which one is right for you? If you are in the process of deciding, consider this list a helpful reminder of pros and cons of each flooring type.
The epitome of floors, hardwood is considered by many to be the best. And it is rather durable and eye-catching. It is also easy to clean. However, it can be a bit cold (especially in northern states) and slippery, so consider factors such as children and pets before opting for this type.
Not unlike the previous entry. However, it is less durable and it may scuff much faster than hardwood. That being said, it is also immensely less expensive, wherein lies its great advantage. Plus it looks really good.
Carpeting is great for muffling sounds, so if sound-proofing is important to you; this may be the way to go. Furthermore, it is much safer and warmer for children. There is, however the matter of high maintenance. Allergies and asthma could sway you away as well.
These look undeniably good, but only in specific rooms. It would be strange to have ceramic tiles in your bedroom, right? Conversely, carpeting your bathroom or kitchen seems unseemly, too.
Laminate is a sort of hardwood impersonator. It can look just as good as the real deal, and is a lot cheaper. However, it is far less resistant to water. And if it is damaged, it cannot be repaired; only replaced.
So, aside from your personal preferences, you should also consider the function of the room when deciding which floor type to go for. Probably the best option you have is the combination of a few floor types, depending on the room.
If you need some expert advice, consider United Cabinet Store. Our advice and wide selection of materials will surely help you with the decision.