30 Aug Flooring for Every Room
Selecting the appropriate flooring materials can be a headache if you are trying to tackle the job by yourself. A designer can point you in the right direction based on the style of your home and your budget. Associates at flooring showrooms are also very informative; their knowledge and supply of products is endless.
When looking for flooring make sure you know the uses of the spaces you are designing. Is it a powder bath or a bathroom with a shower? Is stone in the kitchen too hard to stand on for long periods of time? Would hardwood be a better choice?
Hardwood floors come in all shapes and styles. Wider distressed planks are more rustic and suitable for a Mountain Tahoe look or a Mediterranean design, whereas narrow planks can have a more traditional or contemporary look depending on the distressing and finish.
Wider weathered or white washed wood planks give you that Farmhouse look. A dark finish with high gloss and no distressing is perfect for a contemporary feel.
Hardwood can be put in most rooms in the house. If you like the look of hardwood in the bathroom, consider a tile that looks like hardwood, you still get that warm feel but it is easier to maintain where water is an issue.
Refinishing wood floors to change the color is less expensive than replacing it and is an easy process if you are working with the right team. If you have hardwood, refinishing is pretty painless; if you have engineered hardwood there will be a ware layer where the hardwood stops and the backing material begins- hire a skilled refinisher to work on your floors as mistakes can be costly.
There are many floor tile options to choose from for a bathroom, entry, or living space. Natural stones such as limestone, slate, marble, and travertine are beautiful in different ways.
While these options are the most expensive they increase the beauty and value of your home. Honed and unpolished finishes are ideal for floors, if they get wet you are less likely to slip. Natural stone should be sealed to make the floor less porous and resist staining. Small accent tiles can be polished to add a bit of fancy detail!
Porcelain tile is great for bathrooms that get used a bit roughly, for example, a kid’s bath or pool bath. Grout can come sanded or unsanded. Sanded grout is used when grout spacing can be a bit larger to enhance the beauty of the tile pattern because it resists shrinking and cracking. Unsanded grout is usually used for smaller grout joints like mosaic floor tiles.
Possibilities are endless when it comes to color, consult a designer for flawless flooring transitions and color selection!