When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.
Hardwood flooring can be a great addition to your home, it can also be a costly material to have installed. There are many choices of materials, and not all of them have to be real wood. You can choose from bamboo, vinyl, synthetics and engineered lumber for your wood floors. Here are some of the alternatives to conventional hardwood that you may want to use for your new floors:
1. Bamboo And Natural Hardwood Alternatives
There are many different materials that you can choose for hardwood flooring. Bamboo materials are becoming more popular and are not actually wood. This grass material is laminated together to create flooring products with a unique look. There are many benefits to using bamboo, such as it being a sustainable material. It is also very durable and resistant, which makes it a good choice for wood floors. You can choose from many different colors and styles when having bamboo floors installed in your home.
2. Vinyl With The Look And Feel Of Real Hardwood
Vinyl is another material that you may want to consider for an alternative to real hardwood flooring. It has been used for flooring for decades, but today there are also products that resemble wood flooring. These materials are often installed in a similar way that real wood flooring is installed. If you have an area like a finished basement that needs durable flooring, vinyl can be a great choice to give these areas the look of hardwoods. It can also be a good choice in bathrooms and kitchens where you are more likely to have water problems.
3. Engineered Flooring With Designer Wood Finishes
There are also some of the newest engineered flooring solutions. Engineered wood floors are made in a factory and have a dense compressed fiber backing. The top of the material is finished with a hardwood veneer to give it the wood look. Another benefit of these floor systems is that they are easy to install and remove. So if you move, you can take them with you, which can be good if you want to add hardwood to an apartment or condo.
Your hardwood flooring does not always have to be real wood flooring. These materials can be great solutions for a wood floor. If you are ready for new floors in your home, contact a wood flooring contractor and talk with them about using some of these materials in your home.
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19 October 2015