Choosing Flooring Materials For Your Home

Choosing Flooring Materials For Your Home

Whether you’re remodeling your home or building a new one from scratch, the choice isn’t always easy. Choosing materials can cause you a headache when you’re trying to make your home beautiful on a budget. Luckily, we’re here to help you out. We’ll give you the the lowdown on the most common materials to make your home feel welcoming without breaking the bank.

 

Materials for Your Home

  • Hardwood — Hardwood can be a great addition to any home. It can make your house feel cozy, but still looks very visually appealing. Likewise, hardwood doesn’t stain as easily as carpet, but can still be prone to some damage and can get sticky if your child spills a sugary drink on it. Hardwood, though it can have a nice smooth texture, might not be the best choice if you have baby who will be crawling on the hard floor a lot or children who like to horseplay. Finally, hardwood can be more expensive than most materials, so keep that in mind. You also have a variety of different wood types to choose from, which can open a whole new can of worms. All in all, hardwood floors make for a good choice for living areas and foyers.

  • Carpet — Carpet is great. The soft, fuzzy material is great for kids and makes your home feel cozy and welcoming. Carpeting works almost anywhere in the home, except where water or other liquids might spill (so keep it away from bathrooms and kitchens). However, carpet can stain easily without carpet protection, and can trap dirt that can only be removed with a professional cleaning.

  • Tile — Tile works great for areas that will be in contact with large amounts of water. This makes it great for kitchens and bathrooms. Likewise, it’s very easy to clean due to its water resistance and material. Depending on what tile you choose, it can cost a lot, and it doesn’t feel quite as cozy in living areas, either.

  • Laminates — Laminates offer some of the same benefits that hardwood floors do, with some caveats. Laminates are not very water resistant, and they cannot be refinished like real hardwood, which would require to you reinstall new laminate flooring. That being said, laminates come at a significant cheaper price than most materials.

There are many more materials than just these, but these are the “big hitters,” so to speak. Regardless of the flooring type, we have a service to help you clean your home. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of our cleaning technicians, contact Steamer’s Carpet Care today!