A well-chosen and well-installed flooring can uplift and bring about dramatic changes to the whole vibe of your house. Now it is 2020 and we have more options than ever in terms of flooring. But choosing the right flooring that beautiful yet practical may not be as easy as it seems. While the traditional flooring options like marble, granite, and mosaic still stay unchallenged, there has been a steady rise in the number of people choosing other options.
Marble is another natural occurring stone that can be found throughout India. Associated with style and opulence, marble is available in a variety of colors including pink, grey, and white. The material is highly porous and fairly easy to maintain and can last more than 25 years with the right maintenance. However, because of its natural occurrence and limited availability, marble flooring is costly and is associated mostly with the luxury lifestyle. Periodic Maintenance i.e. Marble Polishing can prevail the durability and appearance .
3. Ceramic Tile Flooring -
Ceramic tile flooring is one of our favourite choices for flooring in just about any situation. It is reliable and durable if proper care is given. With regular cleaning and maintenance, ceramic tiles can last up to 20 years. And that is why it is our number 1 choice for flooring in terms of value for money.
4. Hardwood Flooring -
Hardwood Flooring has been present for a long time and we are very certain that it is going to stay for an even longer time. This is probably the most classic option when it comes to flooring. You can choose from a variety of options like maple, pecan, pine, and walnut while choosing hardwood flooring for your house. And the best thing is that hardwood floors grow dark with age which only adds to its character and rustic charm.
5. Cement Oxide Flooring -
Cement oxide or popularly known as Red Oxide (even though it comes in green, blue, yellow and black) has been around for ages. But it lost its popularity in the 21st century until a couple of years back due to the number of options available in the market. But we strongly believe that this style is making a comeback. In addition to being elegant, cheap, rustic, durable and easy to maintain, they also feel cool to the touch making them an ideal flooring choice for homes in warmer climates. It quite literally ticks all our boxes.
6. Poured Concrete Flooring -
Concrete floors are the most durable and strongest flooring option available in the Indian market right now. With tons of options in different colors and textures, Indian homes love this because it is damage resistant except for slight chipping and scratching due to wear and tear.
7. Wooden Laminate -
People choose wooden laminate mainly because of its ease of installation and maintenance. Laminated wood tiles are relatively new to household flooring. It is composed of a synthetic material that simulates a wood appearance, which is then laminated. The only drawback to this flooring is that it can be very slippery when wet.
8. Mosaic -
Mosaic flooring is made up of chips of granite and marble placed in concrete or similar materials. Mosaic flooring may seem a trend of the past but the truth is that because of its ease of maintenance and durability, mosaic flooring is a great option even today. Moreover, these traditional floors have been improved to be stain-resistant and easy to maintain
9. Stone Inlay Flooring -
Stone inlay flooring is another traditional Indian flooring method predominant in many old palaces and temples throughout India. It is the perfect choice for the luxury themed house. It can also be used in a modern house livingroom to ‘glam up’ the place. Stone inlay flooring is suitable for any climate which makes it another one of our favorite flooring options.
10. Vinyl Tile Flooring -
They are called resilient flooring for a reason. And the reasons are that they are flexible and soft underfoot, durable, touch and virtually don’t need any maintenance at all. There is a multitude of options to choose from colour, patterns, and texture at relatively modest costs. They are also suitable for any climate but is better suited for warmer climates as they might seem cold underfoot.