So you’re thinking of buying a home. There are of course many things to consider, when doing this. One of them is what kind of flooring would you like installed. There is a wide variety of flooring options, at a floor store, to choose from today. Some of today’s trends, in flooring, are to use ceramic, vinyl, or laminate tiles that can come in, many different styles, and colors.
Laminate floors are made from a wood base that is made from particle board. There is then a layer, placed over the particle board, that has a type of image, or color on it. After this, there is a layer, to protect the image, from wear, and tear. It is transparent, to allow the image underneath, to show through. They are made up of wood, saw dust, and small pieces of wood. These wood products are combined, with certain chemicals, that can bind up the wood. Intense heat, combined with pressure, allows it all to combine, and in the end, is transformed, into a usable, durable type of flooring product.
Vinyl floor tiles are made from polyvinyl, chloride chips. These chips are transformed into sheets, by using a combination of pressure and heat. They are usually, one eighth of an inch, thick. They are available in many styles, and colors.
Ceramic tile is made from water, sand, and natural clay. They are made by shaping the mixture, into the shape of tiles. They are then baked, at a high temperature. Porcelain is made, using the same type of process, but the clay used is denser.
One may want to try flooring that looks like wood. Wood has a nice, traditional type of look, and feel to it. It can help a room feel warm, and inviting somehow. The wood flooring design can be light brown, or medium, or dark brown. It can come in shades of gray also. Different types of wood grain designs are available.
Waterproof flooring might be an option. Carpets can be obtained that are waterproof. Solid color, vinyl flooring, is popular. One can make, colored patterns on their floors, to their liking. There are hardwood floors that are designed to be waterproof. This type of flooring is a mixture of real, natural wood on the top, and a manufactured, artificial base, at the bottom.
There is a type of flooring, at a floor store, that is a mixture of stone, and plastic.
This type of flooring can work good in basements, and other areas, because it is completely waterproof, and therefore easy to maintain, in these types of environments. There has been waterproof, outdoor carpeting, available for many years. Now this type of carpeting is being developed, to be used, inside one’s home. It is perfect, for a basement area, or any area, of the home.
This carpeting is easier to clean, than traditional carpeting. It is great, for pet owners, or for people, who have children. Tiles have changed, in size. They can be small, or large. Some can look like concrete, or stone. Marble looking tiles are popular.
Decorative types of tile tend to be used, in bathrooms, and kitchens. They have recently come down in price, and are great, for these areas of the home. They are easy to clean, and maintain.
Tile that is made from glass is gaining in popularity. A mosaic of glass tile, can look good, in many areas, of one’s home. One can think up their own mosaic glass pattern, to give their home, the personal touch, many people want, in their homes. Flooring options are limitless, in the home flooring, of today.