Tips For Choosing Flooring Designs
Floors can be covered with materials to make it more beautiful or to make the surface easier to walk on. Floor covers are made with different patterns, color, texture to give different feels and looks and can be produced from different materials including wood, tiles, stones, wool, and other materials.
Floors can be covered entirely using carpets which are made from different materials like nylon and wool and added a degree of comfortability and noise reduction through padding the carpet with other materials. Rugs are used to cover spaces on the floor unlike the entire surface covering for carpets. Different types of carpets include twist carpets which are made from twisted fibers sewed into the carpet surface and they are good for places without much movements. Looped fibers are used to make another type of carpet called looped carpet which is easy to clean and that makes it suitable for surfaces that are regularly walked on.
Planked wood or parquet wood forms can be used as floor coverings which are made from wooden materials. Durable surfaces can be made by using hardwood trees to make them while softwood trees are used to make less durable floor covers. A durable covering for a floor can be made from bamboo material which is readily available and conserves the environment due to the quick growth of bamboo and their availability. Another type of floor covering that is environmentally friendly due to the fact that it is not made from fallen trees is the cork flooring and it is made from removing the bark of oak trees and processing it to make the floor covering. Plywood or medium density fibreboard laminated with a plastic top layer is used for laminate floor covers but they require underlayment to reduce noise and moisture control.
Hard flooring involves the use of hard materials like concrete, tiles, stones, glass, ceramic tiles, porcelain, and natural stone products, for example, marble, slate and other materials to cover the floor. A floor covering called floating tile requires laying down covering materials like ceramic tiles and porcelain on the surface without using joining material like a mortar and this makes it cheap and fast to install.
Unlike normal floors made from natural materials, resilient floors are made up of processed materials like rubber to give some elasticity to the floor which is necessary for some surfaces including dancing floors. Water or moisture conditions influence the type of material used to cover a floor and thus choose specific material to use based on where it will be used to cover. For flooring with expectation that the floor stays for a long time, you should go for durable materials like hardwood and other resistant materials The price of a material can also influence which one to choose but it is also important to compare prices for the same material from different dealers for fair deals