Top Ten Flooring Ideas For You (Part I)

Top Ten Flooring Ideas For You (Part I)

Top Ten Flooring Ideas For You (Part I)

In case you are remodelling your house, installing brand new flooring is one of the easiest ways to substantially modify the appearance of a room. While it could be an expensive option, it is still something that you would like to consider to give your home a face change.

And, to make the decision, it might be prudent to not only look at the cost involved for the material and for installation but also look at the available options from aesthetics, maintainability and from the perspective of the flooring going well with rest of the décor of a particular home space.

So given below are the top ten flooring ideas for you to consider - 

1. Carpeting

     

Advantages

  1. Carpets provide a soft,comfortable and warm feel to the room
  2. From installation perspective, It is the simplest &the most economical flooring option
  3. Expensive options can make the room look very rich and luxurious
  4. Comes in rich colour and hues
  5. There are stain-resistant fabric options available in the market
  6. Might blemish
  7. Low-quality carpets and rugs can display deteriorationrapidly
  8. If the carpet gets stains, need to clean them instantly.
  9. We should keep walk-off floor mats at doorways to pick up dust. These mats should be regularly shaken.
  10. Vacuum cleaning frequently is the best way to maintain the carpets.
  11. Apply a deep-cleaning, hot water extraction and cleaning program after every 12-18 months.
  12. $2-$15[1](INR 120 – INR 900) per sq feet as the set up cost

 

      Disadvantages

      • Might blemish
      • Low-quality carpets and rugs can display deteriorationrapidly

       

        Caution

        • If the carpet gets stains, need to clean them instantly.
        • We should keep walk-off floor mats at doorways to pick up dust. These mats should be regularly shaken.
        • Vacuum cleaning frequently is the best way to maintain the carpets.
        • Apply a deep-cleaning, hot water extraction and cleaning program after every 12-18 months. 

        Expense

        • $2-$15[1](INR 120 – INR 900) per sq feet as the set up cost


        [1]Prices should be confirmed with the local retailer before making the final decision. The laying cost may vary as per labor charges in different locations.

         

        2. Natural stone flooring

        Advantages

        • Very long lasting – hard stones are one of the most durable option
        • Gorgeous - all natural stones seem to be a work of art

        In India, various stones are naturally available in various states. Some of the better known Indian stones are Kota stone, Ambaji Marble, Katni stone, Jaisalmer stone, Slate, Makrana White etc.

        Kota natural stone is a fine-grained kind of limestone. It is vibrant greenish-blue though brownish shades are also available. Many other shades such as black, pink, gray, and also beige are now being considered in numerous compositions by creative designers for both inside and for the exterior parts of the house. It is a hard stone and very durable and available at a relatively lower cost.

        Ambaji Marble is white marble and is considered good for high end finish.It is considered a good option for floor coverings, wall cladding, front section elevations and boundaries. 

        Ambaji Marble could be put in Dining area, Sleeping quarters, Restrooms and theLobby.

        Katni Marble is commonly used not only for floorings and wall surface claddings but also for handicraft products and for a lot more hand-carved items. Katni Marble is good for sleeping rooms, dining halls, cooking areas, lobby, parking and driveways, store areas, temple space andin many other home areas.

        For fine works, Indian homes are also getting imported stones from Italy, Egypt and Spain. Some of the commonly used Italian stones in India are Botticino, Perlato and Travetino.

        Botticino is an Italian marble. This marble is quarried in Botticino city, as a result the term Botticino originates from the location. 

        Perlato Marble is an Italian Marble. The marble is beige shaded marble with straight as well as crossed vein design. This is definitely probably the most fashionable as well as economical Italian marble accessible in India. The marble is likewise referred as Perlato Sicilia Marble and Perlato Royal Marble.

         

        Disadvantages

        • More expensive compared to numerous other floor covering options
        • Certain forms of marble and even limestone soak up spills and dust
        • Hard to fix.
        • Deep, polished areas display footprints – surfaces arenormally slippery

        Caution 

         

        • Put walk-off floor mats at doorways to pick up dust; regularly shake floor mats.
        • Frequently dust-mop the flooring with a fresh, non-treated mop or witha broom. Or perhaps use a vacuum cleaner.
        • Clean up stains instantly.
        • Stay away from cleaning agents that are harsh or even include vinegar, lemon juice or damaging chemical substances.

        Expense

        • $1-$15(INR 60 – INR 900) per sq feet as the set up cost

         

        3. Ceramic or simply Porcelain floor tile 

         

        Advantages

         

        1. Resilient
        2. Fluid proof as well as blemish proof
        3. Broad range of shades,textures and styles
        4. Body-scratches are not as likely to exhibit 

           

          Disadvantages

          1. Grout outline (where two tiles join each other are grout lines) could be difficult to cleanse
          2. Low-quality floor tiles may chip at the corners or on the surface
          3. Delicate things dropped on the surface may crack the tile
          4. Polished floor tiles could be slippery when damp 
          5. Hard to restore because same designs are often not available. Even plain tiles could have color variations in different lots.

           

          Caution

          • Put walk-off floor mats at doorways to capture dust; regularly shake floor mats.
          • Frequently sweep ceramic tile or even make use of a vacuum cleaner.
          • Frequently damp-mop the floors with a cleanser suggested by the ceramic tile or grout makers. For additional glow, wash with clear water and also scrub dry. 

          Expense

          • $1-$10(INR 60 – INR 600) per sq feet as the set up cost

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