When it comes to deciding on flooring renovations, there are many things to consider. You need to strike a balance between choosing flooring that is aesthetically pleasing, affordable, durable, easy to clean, and appropriate for a given area of the home.
Hardwood, tile, and carpet are some of the most familiar flooring renovations, but they may not be the best options for your space. Despite the value that hardwood adds to a home, it can be quite expensive, and it’s prone to water damage. Tile, on the other hand, is more water-resistant and affordable than hardwood, but it can be difficult to clean, as the grout collects moisture and dirt. Carpet is more affordable than either hardwood or tile, but it gets dirty very easily. Luckily, manufacturers offer many other flooring options.
Here are some of the best flooring renovations to consider:
- Vinyl – Vinyl flooring is made of synthetic material, so it is waterproof, durable, and affordable. Vinyl flooring’s resistance to water makes it a great option for the kitchen or bathroom. It’s also very easy to clean.
- Laminate – If you want the look of hardwood floors but find that real hardwood is too expensive, laminate is the best flooring for you. Like vinyl, it’s a synthetic flooring option that is easy to clean. It is constructed of four layers: wear, design, core, and the back layer. Because the core is made of fibrewood, laminate should not be installed in rooms with excess moisture or else it will expand, and the layers will peel.
- Linoleum – For an eco-friendly option, consider linoleum, which is made of natural materials. Although it’s not as water-resistant as vinyl, it is durable with proper maintenance. Applying a protective coating and wax once a year will do the trick.