By . Flooring. At Sunday, September 02nd 2018, 17:54:12 PM.
Twenty years ago, the main choices for flooring were very limited and not all that attractive. Times have changed greatly and now with those changes comes a wide variety of beautiful choices. No longer are homeowners limited to a small scope of cheap laminate flooring choices or vinyl flooring. Go to any specialty home improvement store and you will see endless flooring ideas that you can incorporate into your own home. Redoing your floors can instantly give your home a whole new feel and freshen it up with out a huge financial investment. Now is the time to look into your options.
A lot of people consider hardwood a flooring to be coveted. Real estate and rental ads often highlight hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring is a great idea especially if you plan to sell. The hardwood floors you put in are easier to clean and more durable than other floor coverings. These floors can be found in many different variations. Ceramic tiles add a great artistic touch to any home. You will see ceramic tile used most often in the kitchen. They can be used for countertops and walling as well as for flooring. The waterproof nature of this option makes it a favorite for kitchens and baths. It is probably not a great idea to use it in high traffic areas because of it's likelihood to scratch. If you want a great look that is durable outside, consider using ceramic tiles. Shower walls, floors and counters are also perfect for ceramic tile.
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.