By . Flooring. At Saturday, September 01st 2018, 12:52:00 PM.
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.
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.
Vinyl is another great idea. Don't confuse vinyl with linoleum like many people do. Compared with other flooring, vinyl is the easiest sheet material to install. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular areas for vinyl flooring. Many people choose vinyl in these areas because it's easy to clean. You can find vinyl in prints that look like other floor coverings. It is possible to get vinyl that is printed to look like hardwood floors if you like.