The floor covering is the basis of any interior layout and with the many choices available it can be easy to get Letting go and forget the practical aspects that need to be taken into consideration. By their very nature, floors are the most used and must therefore be able to withstand shocks, spills and furniture, not to mention human and animal trafficking. Buying a cheap floor can save you money initially, but it will not last long, looking worn and tatty before its time. Floor must really be considered an investment and there are a number of options available for all budget levels.
Tiles are a type of hard floor and are available in a wide range of natural and artificial materials. Ceramic tiles, mosaics, slate and marble are some of the choices available and each come with their own advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage of tiles is that they are extremely durable and so well maintained will last very long. Since they are waterproof, they are well suited to areas such as bathrooms and service rooms and being easy to clean are also ideal for kitchens. However, tiles can be cold under the feet and can be slippery when they are wet so are not suitable where the elderly or children are present. If they have a complex pattern, they can be difficult to set up as well as being expensive and semi-permanent. They are also noisy and require other softer surfaces to reduce the amount of echo in a room.
Wooden floors are also classified as hard floor but being softer than tiles they are also warmer under the feet. With the huge range of natural tones available, they can help create a warm and warm feeling and although they may be noisy, if "sprung", it can help reduce noise and add rebound to the floor . The disadvantage of wooden floors is that they are usually made from softwood and so can easily tooth especially by the heels of the shoes. Wooden floors are therefore best suited to rooms that do not receive heavy wear like rooms.
Carpets are classified as soft floors and by their very nature create a feeling of warmth and comfort. They can feel luxurious underfoot and are good at hiding stains and dirt. Strongly modeled carpets however, can make a room look smaller and dating easily. Simple carpets of the other can make a room seem larger by creating a sense of space. In addition to what is hot, carpets also help to reduce noise while providing insulation by protecting against heat loss through the floor.
In addition to the above, there are many other types of flooring available such as natural flooring including jute and herbariums as well as concrete floors. The key is to understand what the function of the room or area on which the floor is to be laid will be used for and the selection of the appropriate finish for that purpose. Once you have decided that you should always choose the best quality you can afford.
Source by Halina Sroka