When building your dream house, the biggest question always goes to what type of flooring should be placed in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms. According to one friend of mine who specializes in carpet and flooring, flooring can make a huge difference when it comes to the appearance of your home. This friend of mine told me many stories regarding how horrible a house looked like when the owner decides on an entirely wrong type of flooring. While this can always be remedied, it’ll cost you a lot of money to have the whole flooring removed for another type. It’s an expensive yet important lesson.
In any case, we are here to talk about the many different types of flooring. This is going to be an important discussion because most people don’t realize that choosing the wrong type of flooring for your house will ruin its resale value. Here are some of the most common flooring type used nowadays.
Hardwood Flooring – Solid hardwood floors are one of the most common flooring types in the United States. This is probably because hardwood floors have durability and natural beauty in them. Hardwood floors are some of the oldest flooring types in the country, which dates back centuries ago. Wood comes from different trees, like Oak, Maple, Pecan, Cherry, Birch, Pine, and Walnut trees.
Laminate Flooring – Laminate flooring is one type of flooring that’s been gaining popularity all over the United States. It first came from Europe and because it is cheaper than hardwood and easier to maintain, more and more people are now turning to laminate flooring. Also, laminate flooring is more resistant to scratches, burns, and chipping.
Bamboo Flooring – Bamboo flooring is a new contender among the common flooring types in the United States. Bamboo is considered to be more nature-friendly than hardwood floors. Also, the bamboo is not a tree, but grass. Bamboo floors are elegant, durable and versatile. Bamboo flooring usually comes out honey brown or tan in color.
Ceramic Tiles – If there’s one flooring type that is very common inside houses in the United States, it’s probably the ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles are usually placed in the kitchen and bathroom areas because it is waterproof than the other flooring types. Also, ceramic tiles are used for countertops.
Carpet and Rugs – Carpets have been used for years and it is usually perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. The only problem is the installation. Nowadays, there are companies that offer carpet and rug installation for a fee.