There are great amounts of ambitious projects that need a final touch that makes them even more attractive to customers and building a home a great example of those kinds of project is building a house. As you may know, building a home includes a lot of complex design that let the builders unleash their creativity in order to enhance the value of their finished building and flooring is one of the most important.
It is important for all home builders to learn from other colleagues’ experience and know the pros and cons of the most used ones and choose the right one depending on the wanted performance. Among the most popular and recommended flooring types, there are:
This type of flooring is perfect for those who are seeking waterproof surfaces, even when there are some tiles whose glass glazing might turn them slippery, you can assure that no water is going to permeate through your flooring. Also, this means that unglazed tiles will be perfect for outside flooring, because you’ll have the necessary grip to walk no matter if it’s wet.
Among one of the few cons of ceramic tile flooring there is the difficulty to clean the grout lines and low quality tiles are prone to cracks if they’re not installed properly, but some other advantages include that this flooring will be able to hide damages and scratches depending on the kind of tile and its color.
This is one of the favorites of home builders and home owners because it includes the perfect balance between beauty and durability. Equal to ceramic tiles, there is an immense variety of hardwood materials that include Pine, Walnut, others like Cherry and Oak or even Maple, Hickory and Beech that builders can use according to its taste and the pursued look.
Not everything is pros when we talk about this type of flooring because most of the hardwood can darken with age and that might not please a client. Also, hardwood is susceptible to temperature changes, the wooden tiles contract on cold environments and expand in warm ones, and these constant changes might wear the material and leave gaps between the tiles. But don’t worry; a great advantage of hardwood is that they can be refinished if necessary.
If you’re looking for an outstanding amount of advantages, this is the right kind of flooring. This type is known for the simplicity of its maintenance and how durable it can result as it’s proved that it resists chipping and even burns. It resembles natural materials and can be found in a vast variety of colors.
However, the most important disadvantage is that laminate flooring is not able to be refinished, and it’s prone to be scratched. But this isn’t quite a problem because it is easy to install and maintain and perform well on high traffic areas.
There are many more flooring types like marble, cork or bamboo, but the choice is yours to be made.