Selection of flooring material also depends on the homeowner's priorities and the role of definite rooms in a home. Certain things has to be used in specific places. Decided materials like hardwood, laminate or vinyl are cost effective floor covering for a period of 5 years, while other materials like stone or granite are an investment for a generation, though costly. Moreover, climate also plays a role in choosing floor material. If your home were located in an area where the climate is cold, you would prefer carpet in your floor and pick tile in case the weather is warm.
Many varieties of options are there for your choice. Many homeowners to set up new flooring in their home favor tile and carpet. Ceramic and stone tile s are a good choice.
Ceramic tile flooring is a favorite of most homeowners because of the variety and styles it offers. Ceramic tiles are durable and preferred by many people. Compared to other flooring options it is difficult to install and you want the services of a professional tile cutter to lay the tiles on your floor. Individual tiles can be replaced on wear and tear.
Stone tile is more or less similar to ceramic tiles but are much tougher and can survive wear and tear for longer periods. Granite, marble, travertine and sandstone are the popular stone tiles used for flooring. These tiles are available with special finishes requiring different types of care and maintenance. To offset the porous nature of stone greater reliance is placed on sealant and is normally laid with a tighter setting to minimize grout exposure. Cost wise it is more expensive than ceramic tiles.
Carpets are basically preferred by home owners. Installing carpets is reasonably easy with the help of carpet tools. It requires frequent upkeep to maintain a soft, attractive and sanitary carpet, and should be cleaned professionally at least once in a year.. However, newer varieties of stain resistant carpets are available nowadays to keep your carpet looking fine for longer periods than in the past.