Flooring And Its Pros And Cons
Wanting to change your flooring at home? Heres a list of different types of floors and their pros and cons.
Types of flooring
- Poured floors
- Engineered floors
What are the main types of flooring?
- Engineered floors
Pros and cons
Hardwood flooring is adaptable in its looks and can complement all types of interiors.
- Many options available
- Can be refinished multiple times (However this can be expensive)
- Strong and durable
- Increases home value
- Can incur scrapes, scratches and dents
- Avoid water contact – You should avoid large amounts of water that will destroy the flooring with seepage.
- Cupping – This happens when the edges of the wood board is higher that the centre, due to the moisture content which has slowly happened will cause the wood to expand.
Engineered wood pros
- Better temperature resistance
- Adds value to your home
Engineered wood cons
- Potentially weak
- Restricted (You don’t tend to find carpet in the kitchen or bathroom)
- Easy to maintain
- Water resistant
- Slippery and hard
- 100% Moisture resistant
- Low maintenance
- Easy to clean
- Easy DIY installation
- Variety of décor options
- Difficult to remove if glued down
- Can be punctured with very sharp objects
- Can dent with heavy objects on top
- Not bio gradable
- Can fade and discolour
Things to consider when choosing flooring for your home
- Location – Not every type of floor is suitable for every room. You should pick wisely when picking flooring as engineered floors would be perfect for a kitchen however carpet would not be.You need to take into consideration what the use of the room will be before purchasing flooring for the space.
- Durability – Durability is important factor in your flooring decision because the quality of your floors can influence the value of your home.
- Price – Floors can vary in price. Stone floors are extremely expensive whereas tile and laminate flooring is quite reasonable.
- Family’s lifestyle – You need to consider the activities that take place in your home. For example, if you have children or pet’s carpet would be best. However, if it is just you and your partner you can take the pick of whichever suits you best.
- Maintenance requirements – it advised to check maintenance requirements of any floor so you know if your able to maintain it after it’s been installed.