If you are thinking of making a change to your current wood or carpeted floor then it may surprise you to realise just how wide your range of options is. There is a large selection of materials available which all have something to offer. You need to do your research and make your selection based on considerations such as budget, durability requirements and internal décor considerations.
I am going to take a look at some of the innovative flooring choices you may want to consider in 2017 and beyond. Hopefully you will see an option that sparks your imagination.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option when it comes to choosing flooring for your home then you may want to consider eucalyptus. This is a hardwood that is heavily planted so you can create a great looking floor for a reasonable price while having regard to the environment around you.
You may not think that concrete sounds like an especially decorative material for the floors of your home but you can actually create a very cool, sleek look using this material. Using concrete is an excellent way of helping to create a contemporary vibe in your home. You may also want to keep pipes exposed to add to the effect.
Tiles are by no means a new concept when it comes to flooring options, but they continue to be one of the most practical and popular. A tile floor is generally not that complicated to create and if you do not feel confident enough to complete the task you can always approach a professional tiler to help. Tiles are also easy to keep clean and they help to keep a room cool during hot weather.
Like eucalyptus, koa is a hardwood. It’s not as readily available as eucalyptus so can be expensive if you choose it to create a floor. Koa is heavy though, so it tends to be hard wearing. This means that you should not have to replace the floor you create for a considerable length of time.
If you want to use tiles to create a floor for a room in your home, clay tiles present a slightly different option. They have a less harsh feel to them, being warmer and softer to the touch. They are just as easy to care for as other tile types, once they are sealed.
We have already looked at a couple of options when it comes to tiling options for your floor. Travertine tiling is another excellent choice that can give a whole new lease of life to a room. You can create a rustic feel which also purveys an elegant vibe.
Wooden floors in two tone
If you already have a wooden floor in a room you may want to give it a fresh feel. Opting for a two tone effect is one way of doing this. If you have modern décor in the room you may want to create geometric shapes with the two tone, in order to continue the theme.
Masonite tiles are another very different choice if you opt for a tiled floor. As Masonite tiles wear over time they take on the look of leather. This type of tiling is a good choice if you are creating an individual style for a room and want it to have a craftsman like feel.
You may not realise it, but trees do not have to be cut down in order to provide us with cork. This material is obtained from the bark of trees which then simply grows back. This makes cork an excellent flooring choice when it comes to sustainability. It’s also a material that is easy to paint and stain so you can choose to have a floor which is coloured to suit the interior of the room.
Linoleum is a type of floor covering which has existed for several years but dipped in popularity with the introduction of vinyl floors. This traditional material is now making a comeback and is available in a wide variety of patterns and styles. The best thing about linoleum is that it’s highly durable so it has a long life making it a cost effective choice.
As you can see, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to effective flooring options for your home. Hopefully we have inspired you to go and seek that brand new look. If you need help with choosing or laying a floor you should speak to a professional flooring contractor who can put their experience and expertise to use helping you to get the perfect floor for you.