How to Choose Your Floor Materials: A Comparative Analysis

In the context of home design, we see a growing trend of people who want to optimize the flooring design of their house in relation to the durability and resistance of their floors to various aggressive agents. Although there are general advantages and disadvantages when it comes to different flooring materials, each material should be judged on a number of case-by-case basis, such as: location of your home, general climate of your location, appliances and other materials in your home, and even your tastes and preferences. So the purpose of this article is to provide readers with a tour of the nature of different flooring materials to help them better decide which flooring material to use. So, let’s get started and do a comparative analysis of these materials as we go along.

Go Green With Wood Flooring

The green movement has come a long way in our society and has penetrated even into the corners of home decoration and style. Wooden floors made up of little natural wood and other synthetic materials; designed together to prevent many trees from being cut down has been a popular choice among environmentalists and others alike. This is due to the natural color and look that wood flooring materials give to the house. The natural color of the wood gives each room a warm and comfortable feeling. Plus, it makes rooms seem bigger. Wood materials and shingles are relatively easy to install and maintain. A simple mop can already restore the natural color of your floor.

However, wood flooring materials are often vulnerable to color aberration. Over time, their color can fade and insects can destroy them. You should also control the humidity in the room because too much humidity will cause the tiles to slowly degrade. Electrical appliances and heavy objects are also not recommended, as they can warp the wood shingles.

Recommendation: Wood flooring materials are good materials for tropical locations where rainfall is minimal; no snow weather present and other cold weather systems. This material is highly discouraged in areas that are always flooded. If you are installing wood tiles in your home, placing heavy objects on it is discouraged, as they can warp the tiles.

Professional, minimalist look with tile and stone materials

Tile and stone materials, on the other hand, provide a minimalist and professional design in a room. These are replaceable materials and there are wide options of designs and colors available in the market. They can also withstand pressure that comes from impacts or heavy objects and are also waterproof. These materials are also easy to clean and maintain.

The only problem with tile and stone materials is that they are very difficult to install. Also, in cold weather or in air-conditioned rooms, they can feel cold and even colder on their feet.

Recommendation: This is highly recommended, but is not limited to corporate offices. The minimalist look that it gives to a room gives a very professional aura to the whole place. It is easy to clean, so it is highly recommended in offices where every moment is a rush hour. The feeling of cold that gives the foot can also be eliminated in offices where obviously everyone wears shoes.

Choose rugs for a stylish look

Carpets, on the other hand, are very elegant flooring materials. They can match any building structure, design, and purpose. They are even better for CEO rooms and other elite class mansions. They can be placed in almost any establishment and the rug itself is a very beautiful room decoration.

The only problem with carpets is that they are extremely difficult to maintain. The dust that accumulates on these materials can cause allergies and other diseases to everyone. They also smell bad if they are not cleaned for a long time. Cleaning and maintenance fees are relatively more expensive compared to other flooring materials.

Recommendation: Carpets are really nice flooring materials. They can fit in all establishments. However, only put rugs in your home, room or office if you are sure you can maintain them thoroughly and regularly. CEO’s offices are the best places to put rugs.

Affordable Plastic Flooring For Commercial Establishments

For other commercial establishments running small scale business, plastic tiles are highly recommended. They are cheap, affordable, and come in many colors and designs. They are also very easy to maintain.

The most problematic thing about having plastic floors is that they are not fashionable. They are also easily damaged. Their colors fade after about a year, and dust can collect between the tiles.

Recommendation: Don’t use plastic flooring until and unless you’re aiming for a low cost for your flooring. This is highly recommended for commercial establishments that sell RTW, school supplies, and other small-scale products. Do not install these materials, if possible, in your home, office or room.

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