We all know that famous quotes: “East or West, home is best” or “Home is not a place, it is a feeling”, Right? And for transferring house into our dream home, a place where we always want to come back and stay, we need to make so many decisions. Once the house is bought, we have to decide the color of the walls, the design of the rooms, the style of the ornaments, the flooring type and so many more questions. But, today I am not going to confuse you with all of these questions, except the flooring solutions’ issue.
So, when it comes to the flooring solutions we usually make our decisions based on several factors such as: durability, beauty, quality and, of course, the floor that we have chosen must include all of the above mentioned variants plus also have get-at-able cost.
This, of course, makes the decision harder and harder, that is why you should think of all the options, count pros and cons of each flooring solution and only after that, choose the one which will suit you.
One of the alternatives of flooring is laminate, which is easy to clean and not too expensive. This could be a good decision for you also because of its easy maintenance and DIY option. However, if compared, for example, with natural hardwood floors, laminate floors won’t last that long and won’t add value to your home resale for future.
As mentioned above, hardwood floors are long lasting and are known to be one of the most beautiful and widespread floorings. The main advantage is that it is natural, which means there won’t be any artificial materials in your house, however, this also means that you must be ready for paying higher for such an option.
The one thing which is most important about concrete floors is that they are durable. As soon as the installation of the concrete is done the only thing you have to do is to undertake some actions for long maintenance of your flooring. The main thing this process includes is concrete polishing which is pretty simple to implement, which is pretty simple to implement if the company which is going to do that has the needed skills and right equipment.
Another thing worth mentioning is that concrete floors are eco-friendly and have a high quality, due to its formulation and the fact that it is manufactured from the natural aggregates. This could be a good option for you because it is also not as much expensive as hardwood floors.
Another option of floors is linoleum, which has a very long history and also is long lasting. Linoleum can be a good decision for your flooring as well: it’s price per square foot ranges from $3 to $4. Usually there are being some variations of the price with the change of color, because the darker the color is of the linoleum, the more pigmentation is used, thus making the cost higher.
Good things to know about rubber floors are that it is durable, sticky by nature, can be installed easily and are easy to clean. However, the rubber floors are relatively expensive due to so many advantages counted. Besides, if you are sensible to various smells, this probably won’t be the best option for you, because of the “rubber” smell it has.
After considering all of these variants, you can now decide which is a better financial solution for you and are ready to buy.