How do you decide which type of floor to install in a new home or a renovated home? At Interiors Exteriors you have so many choices: wood flooring, vinyl flooring and laminate flooring. Which one is best for you? The possibilities are virtually endless with each type. One place to start is by analyzing the cost of each type. Next you can look at your decorative style. Finally you can look at your lifestyle and how each type will fit in with that.
The price of wood flooring can vary greatly. It all depends on which type of wood you choose and who installs it. Some places will charge you for absolutely everything, removing the old, cleaning and prep and installing the new wood floor. Maintenance and cleaning are also a factor that should be taken into consideration. Some types of wood floors require a lot of maintenance.
If you are looking for something sophisticated and timeless than a wood floor is a good way to go. Wood floors bring a lot of old world charm in a very modern way to your home.
Wood floors are subject to fading with UV light. If you live in sunny California with large windows all around your home then wood floors may not be the way to go.
Vinyl flooring is also known as resilient flooring. As with wood you need to be aware of all of the costs associated with a vinyl floor. There are many different ways a vinyl floor can be installed and some are based on preference and your deign choice and some of them are structural concerns.
Vinyl flooring comes in many different colors, textures and patterns. Designers are able to get very creative and artistic with vinyl flooring because of the vast amount of choices available. If you are looking for a spunky new pattern on your floor then vinyl is a great choice.
If you have small children or pets in your home then this floor is for you. Vinyl flooring will stand up to spills, scrapes, dirt and dust. It is soft and flexible like carpet is and can be easier to walk on for young children and the elderly.
The cost of laminate flooring is much like vinyl flooring. It all depends on how it is installed and the company that installs it.
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring. It is also extremely durable. So if you want the classy look of wood but are worried about the upkeep and durability then laminate flooring is a good solution. Laminate flooring comes in all different patterns and is a designers dream. You could use your own photographs to create a beautiful laminate floor if you so desired. You can really let your imagination run wild.
Much like any floor you will need to sweep and mop a laminate floor. It is quite durable much like a vinyl floor but will not take nearly the maintenance that a wood floor will.
Now that you know all of your options it is up to you and your designer at Interiors Exteriors to choose a floor that will work for you.