The flooring is an extremely important part of your home interior. There is a wide choice and it depends to a large extent on the type of room, how many people will inhabit it and what your individual style is. Let's look at the 6 most popular solutions with their advantages and disadvantages!
The parquet is a classic choice in the genre! It is extremely warm, durable and natural, and for this reason it is preferred by many people. The most popular type is oak parquet, but exotic variants such as Brazilian cherry, Tasmanian oak, walnut or bamboo are becoming more and more popular. You can change the look of your parquet by using various oils and varnishes that protect it, and then, with ease, you can make it look like a new one by scraping it. If you choose to use parquet, you should be careful not to spill liquids and generally keep an eye on the moisture in the room. Being a natural material, parquet reacts to excessive moisture or drought by changing its geometry. The form of the parquet flooring is a matter of personal preference, and it is not necessary to choose the traditional long, straight planks. The classic "fish bone" is fashionable as well as well as all kinds of geometric shapes.
Laminate is one of the most preferred flooring. It is very easy to install, it doesn’t need much maintenance and it is much more affordable than parquet. It is a combination of wood fibers, melamine, phenol resins and high-quality paper. The individual layers of laminate are bonded using special adhesives, which give the final product its strength and durability. The more luxurious versions’ top layer can be of natural wood, which gives a very realistic look to the flooring.
If you want to be environmentally friendly, it is a good idea to turn to the less popular cork flooring. Thanks to its porous structure, it is sound-absorbing, soft and pleasant to touch. The cork flooring absorbs the vibrations and comes in a variety of colors, rolls or tiles.
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