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Flooring Options for Modern Homes

November 16, 2015 Guest Post

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If you are making plans to build a new home or if you are going to be remodeling an older one, there are a wide variety of flooring options for you to select from. When you are deciding what type of flooring to choose for your home, you must consider much more than how it looks. While this is obviously an important factor, you need to consider the purpose the room will be used for. For example, a kitchen floor is going to take a pounding because of the high amount of traffic every day. A kitchen floor will also have its share of spills, so it should ideally be a material that is able to be cleaned quickly and easily. You will also need to consider the cost of the floor, if it is comfortable to walk on and if it blends well with all of the surroundings. Here are a few flooring materials as advised by My Floor in Brisbane to consider for a modern home:

1. Cork

We are living in an age where more people want to be green and eco-friendly when it comes to the materials they use in their house construction or renovations. Because of this desire to save the environment, materials such as cork have seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the past decade. It is not necessary for any trees to be cut down for cork to be produced. On top of that, cork also acts as an excellent thermal insulator, it is hypoallergenic and it is resistant to fires. Both mold and mildew have a difficult time thriving in areas where cork is present. If fragile items such as dishes are dropped on a cork floor, they are less likely to break. However, it is important to know that if cork gets constant exposure to direct sunlight, it will fade. It can also be easily scratched and moisture can wreak havoc on it.

 

2. Hardwood

If you are looking for a material that does not go out of style and has a timeless quality to it, you should consider hardwood. It brings a warmth and beauty to any room it is installed in. One of the drawbacks is that it is not comfortable to stand on for extended periods of time. No matter what style of decoration your house has, a hardwood floor will be able to easily blend in with it. The cost of a hardwood floor can be considerable, so this may prevent many people from buying one. This type of flooring is also prone to dents, scratches and other forms of damage, so it is not ideal for families with animals or small children. Hardwood floors can become warped from moisture, so any spills will need to be cleaned up immediately.

 

3. Concrete

Polished concrete floors look similar to stone floors, but at a fraction of the cost. They are easy to clean, resistant to water and very nice to look at. Concrete polishing services are available to help keep your polished concrete floors looking great. You can look online to find the most affordable concrete polishing services.

 

4. Epoxy

Epoxy flooring (http://www.myfloor.net.au/services/epoxy-flooring/) is created by using several layers of epoxy that are spread out on a floor. The depth of the epoxy must be a minimum of two millimeters. Epoxy flooring is made up of hardeners and resins. It is durable and has an attractive shine.

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