By . Flooring. At Saturday, September 08th 2018, 23:34:28 PM.
Carpeting collects dust mites, mildew, and pet dander, all of which are difficult to remove. It is bad for people with allergies, and is often made from synthetics which are not good for the environment. Carpet tiles are worth considering, since they can be easily replaced, one at a time, if damaged or stained. Another bonus is that they can be installed without using a professional installation service. Often these are made from recycled materials.
Ceramic tends to be more longer lasting and can vary from square or rectangular tiles to handmade tiles of various shapes. These are very popular in hot climates as they keep the house cool. The advantages of tiles are they are long lasting, can be easily cleaned and there is a wide choice floor ideas of differing styles. Floor ideas for your property should not be difficult as there are a wide variety of floors for every part of the house from the kitchen to the bathroom. The only parameters may be your budget and choice of colours and styles.
Let us start with laminate flooring. There are many different types and most have a wood effect finish but there are ones that mimic ceramic, slate or terracotta and even metals such as copper and brushed aluminium. This is usually installed on a thin piece of foam without nails or glue, which makes installation fairly easy but can create a noisy floor. Laminate floor coverings basically have the following layers:core, laminate and protective foil. The flooring is made from lengths of high density fibreboard (HDF) and they tend to be a locking or tongue and groove versions.