If you are looking to remodel your home but don’t have the time or budget to allow for major renovations, you might want to look into some new flooring ideas. You can revive your home and give it an entirely new look with these innovative flooring options.
While you might not think about your flooring very often, after all, it’s something you walk on and not stare at; it does have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home. It also seriously contributes to the comfort of your home and can have an impact on your overall health.
If you have old carpeting, it could be harboring millions upon millions of dust mites, dead skin cells, and allergens. If your carpet is over 20 years old or if it is ripped, worn, or smelly, it’s time to replace it and choose from some new flooring ideas.
There are so many flooring options available that it can be hard to choose.
Here are some great overall tips for choosing new flooring ideas:
You might save a few dollars on off-brand products, but buying brand name is worth it when it comes to flooring. Brand name companies often have warranties and other guarantees to ensure the life and look of your product.
The biggest trend in flooring is eco-friendly options. These flooring materials come from environmentally friendly, sustainable sources and can usually help you save money on your energy bills by preventing energy loss.
One important aspect of flooring that should be mentioned is maintenance. Keeping your floors clean and looking new is not a difficult task with high-quality and high-performance cleaners and finishes. Name brand cleaners found in stores are largely manufactured with price in mind and not quality. The majority of company costs go into advertising the product and not into making the product with high-quality ingredients. It is important to choose high-performance, high-quality cleaning products for your expensive floors. These niche products surprisingly are also more environmentally friendly than the typical toxic mainstream cleaning products.
New advances in linoleum sheet flooring give you the look and feel of virtually any flooring while saving you money. They are also much easier and cheaper to install.
Here are some examples of flooring options that can revive your home:
Cork is one of the eco-friendly flooring options that has been making a big splash in flooring trends today. Cork comes from a sustainable source as it is made using only the bark of a particular tree, and that bark grows back quickly.
Aside from being environmentally friendly, cork is incredibly comfortable to walk on. The material has a natural cushion without being soft. It has a beautiful light brown finish, but can be stained just like any other wood flooring.
Cork is perfect for kitchens, but it’s beautiful look and ease of care makes it perfect for the whole home.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a version of hardwood that is made with layers held together by glue and pressure. They are an excellent alternative to solid hardwood because they are less expensive and easier to install than solid hardwood. Despite their differences, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood.
Just like solid hardwood, engineered hardwood can increase the value of your home.
Want the look of cork, hardwood, or a great ceramic tile, but can’t quite afford the materials? Linoleum flooring is super easy to install and you cannot beat the price. Make sure to invest in a high-quality floor cleaner and finish for your linoleum floors.
All of these great flooring options and more can give your home a whole new look and feel. Without major renovations or remodeling, you can revive your home with new flooring.