Types Of Flooring Designs And Materials
Covers for floors are used for reasons like enhancing the look of the floor and making moves on the surface comfortable and easy. Floor covering are made from different materials like tiles, glass, stones, wood, and more materials and can be made in different styles like different colors, different patterns, texture, and other designs to give unique appearances to the surface.
Floors can be covered entirely using carpets which are made from different materials like nylon and wool and added a degree of comfortability and noise reduction through padding the carpet with other materials. When one wishes to cover patches of the floor and not the whole floor, rugs are the suitable choice. Underlying a carpet with twisted fibers produces a twisted type of carpet designed to cover surfaces not frequently walked on. Floors that are frequently walked on are best covered by looped carpets which are easily cleaned.
The durability of a wooden floor cover is determined by the type of wood used with hardwoods producing more durable surfaces compared to softwoods. A durable covering for a floor can be made from bamboo material which is readily available and conserves the environment due to the quick growth of bamboo and their availability. Another type of floor covering that is environmentally friendly due to the fact that it is not made from fallen trees is the cork flooring and it is made from removing the bark of oak trees and processing it to make the floor covering. Laminate floors are made by laminating plywood with a plastic covering but to make water and noise control better, additional material has to be used as an underlying cover.
Natural stone products like marble and slate, materials like concrete, glass tiles, tiles made of ceramic materials or clay products, porcelain and others are used for hard flooring. Floating tile flooring which includes products like porcelain and ceramic tiles can be used and it does not require mortar or adhesive elements for this making it faster to lay down, reusable and cheaper to install.
Resilient floors are made from elastic materials like rubber, linoleum sheet vinyl and others making the floor somehow elastic and are suitable for dancing floors or surfaces for other athletic activities. Choosing flooring should be based on factors like the place you wish to cover like bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and other areas. Materials resistant to tear and wear should be considered for flooring if you wish for them to be durable. The cost of buying flooring material should also affect the choice since different materials have different price requirements with durable one being more expensive and also different dealers charge different amount for a material.