One of the most challenging parts of remodeling a home is getting a new floor. You can splash on new paint, add some accessories, get new furniture, but it’s not as labor-intensive and time-consuming as installing new flooring. Other than that, there’s the first ordeal that you need to face and that’s choosing the best type of flooring for your home. If you don’t have any ideas on the perfect type of flooring for your needs, you best do some research first.
Types of flooring you should consider
Hardwood flooring – first on the list is the most common type you would normally see. Hardwoodis very popular when it comes to being used as a flooring material. In fact, the U.S. has been using hardwood floors for quite a long time and the trend isn’t likely to change any time soon. There are a bunch of wood species that you can choose from depending on your budget and design. Hardwood flooring in Myrtle Beach is a bit on the expensive side, though, especially with certain wood species.
Engineered wood – have you ever used engineered wood or heard of it before? If you’re not familiar with engineered wood, you will be surprised that it’s quite a popular type of flooring material. Unlike solid hardwood floors, engineered wood is a lot cheaper due to how it is manufactured. Made from cheaper wood varieties that are sandwiched together, engineered wood makes it easy on your budget. It also has a veneer on its top surface to accommodate a wide variety of designs.
Bamboo flooring – when you talk about sustainable flooring, bamboo is probably on the top of the list. Bamboo can be grown in just a fraction of how long it would take for a hardwood tree to fully mature. Other than its speedy growth, bamboo can be cultivated quite easily. Also, bamboo is highly durable which gives homeowners the best of both worlds in terms of pricing and durability. The flooring installation process is much the same with hardwood and engineered floors.
Ceramic tiles – among the most common types of flooring that you can find is ceramic tile. It is highly durable when installed correctly and it isn’t that expensive. Also, there are a lot of designs that you can choose from which makes it a versatile option for any kind of home. As for the installation, tile floors are a bit tricky if you have little to no experience with installing floors. This is the reason why it is better to hire experts like Flooring Myrtle Beach.
Vinyl flooring – vinyl floors have been around for quite a long time. However, it has only gained massive popularity over the last few decades as the manufacturing process made it possible to mold PVC into different styles and apply an unlimited variety of designs. Much like other types of flooring materials, vinyl is durable and cost-effective. Also, it has a lot to offer in terms of looks.
Cork floors – another sustainable type of flooring material is cork. Basically, cork is harvested by removing the bark of the cork tree which is then used in making various products. What makes this type of flooring sustainable is the fact that the bark of the cork tree is harvested without chopping down the tree itself.
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