Home Flooring - Getting it Right

Design, finish and cost considerations



Home Flooring

The home flooring you end up deciding on will directly contribute to the mood, feel, tone and look of any room.

Changing the flooring in your home is therefore one of the best ways to give any room a new lease on life. To attain a rich, welcoming and contemporary look: homeowners may want to consider fitting granite, marble, slate or another type of stone flooring.

If you are the kind of person who is more receptive to warm, elegant and a more classy feel then you cannot do any better than a sturdy hardwood floor. There is even home flooring available that will accommodate a more retro style, such as acid stain concrete or some of the wild laminate designs available. You should be getting the point that is - "whatever your taste, mind set or requirements there is a floor solution that can be tailored to you."

That said many home owners find that all the choices and options available completely overwhelm them. Flooring will also vary from retailer to retailer with regards to design, finish and cost - thus further adding to the already insurmountable amount of choices. People should not forget to consider how the room in question is to be used, as well as factoring in the architecture of the house. For example, home floors in entrance ways should be able to cope with large volumes of traffic and it will be here that the most mud, grit and dust will be deposited. Traffic combined with debris will mean these areas will be prone to abrasion.

Generally speaking though there are two distinct types of home floors. The first are raised floors that are wooden framed. Theses are typically fitted over a sub-floor and maintained by beams / joists. The second type is laid on top of flat concrete slabs.

This web site covers all the individual popular types of home flooring options as well as reviewing what types are best suited to certain rooms within the home. Consumers are provided with tips and hints to help them make a more informed decision therefore reducing the chance (and cost!) of them being disappointed with the end result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home | Legal | Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Site Map | Privacy ©Guide4Home

Interior Decorating

Floors and Stairs
Flooring
Guide to Flooring
Types
Bamboo Flooring
Travertine Flooring
Cork Flooring
Laminate Wood Flooring
Linoleum Flooring
Laminate Flooring
Concrete Flooring
Stone Flooring
Marble Flooring
Slate Flooring
Wood Flooring
Oak Flooring
Pine Flooring
Rubber Flooring
Tile Flooring
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Vinyl Tile Flooring
Vinyl Flooring
Unique Styles
Acid Stain Concrete Flooring
Antique Wood Flooring
Parquet Flooring
Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
Wide Plank Flooring
Around the House
Home Flooring
Basement Flooring
Bathroom Flooring
Garage Flooring
Gym Flooring
Kitchen Flooring
Porch Flooring
Manufacturers
Armstrong Flooring
Armstrong Laminate Flooring
Armstrong Vinyl Flooring
Bruce Flooring
Bruce Hardwood Flooring
Mohawk Flooring
Pergo Flooring
Pergo Laminate Flooring
Shaw Flooring
Shaw Laminate Flooring
Wilsonart Flooring
DIY Help
Removing Vinyl Flooring
Installing Hardwood Flooring
Installing Vinyl Flooring
Installing Laminate Flooring
Painting Concrete Floors
Buying Guide
Discount Hardwood Flooring
Discount Laminate Flooring

 

Back to: Decorating Home Page