Are you looking to re-floor your living room or choose the perfect flooring for a new house? The right choice can make all the difference in how much you end up loving your living room, how easy the floor is to clean and how much it will affect your resale value. Here are some of the most common flooring options and how they compare.
If you go with the wooden floor, you have to be ready to pay big bucks for it. Wood is by far the most expensive flooring option, especially if you are getting a quality wood, but it can be worth the price. Wooden floors are super easy to clean, and they usually only need to be vacuumed from time to time. They also positively affect the home’s resale value, because almost everyone loves wooden floors. They add a nice rustic and natural look to the room, making it an inviting space.
With a tile floor, you get an easy cleaning experience as well, and the flooring won’t cost as much as wood. On the other hand, your floor may look more like a kitchen floor and it may not be to everyone’s liking. Of course, there are lots of tiling options, and you should explore as many as you can before you make a decision to ensure you are choosing the best one for your living room. If you go with glazed ceramic tile, you’ll have flooring that is water and scratch resistant. These can be important features if you have kids or pets running around in the house often.
For one of the most cost-effective flooring options, you’d have to go with carpet on top of a concrete floor. Now you can choose a carpet that is of high quality and that matches your furniture or walls or you can go with something more economical. Your budget and tastes will determine what kind of carpet you can afford and will be happy with. You have an unlimited number of options here, but you should consider the pros and cons of each of them. If you choose a lighter-colored carpet for example, you will have to work harder to keep it clean and any stains could become big problems. Darker carpets can be a problem too, as they can make the room feel more enclosed and cramped. Choosing the right style, color and pattern of carpet should be decisions you consider for a long time. You want to choose the best carpet for your living room and not something you’ll want to change out a few months later.
Another economical option, vinyl is really quiet, much like carpet. You can get high-end vinyl if you like and pay about five times as much as you would for the standard version, but you’ll probably want to mull over whether that price hike is really worth it. Vinyl holds in heat really well, so it’s not cold to walk on during the winter. It also absorbs a lot of noise, which may be beneficial if you have noisy children or pets in your home and neighbors downstairs that don’t want to be disturbed.