Different Types of Flooring

kitchen-granite-tops-800-828Flooring can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your home. It will also will truly contribute to the resale value, and it enhances the ambiance of a home. There are a great many choices to consider when deciding on the flooring for your home. Let’s take a look at five of the most popular flooring styles from which to choose for your home. Feel free to ask us any questions or concerns about the flooring.

Hardwood Flooring – Solid hardwood floors are one of the dominant floorings within the flooring industry. Due to the natural beauty and durability of solid hardwood floors, they have been around for centuries. Solid wood floors are a timeless investment that can produce a lifetime of beauty and add value to the home. They are also easy to maintain. Wood floors come in Maple, Pecan, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Pine, Birch, Walnut, Hickory and more.

Bamboo Flooring – Bamboo flooring is one of the newcomers in the flooring industry. Bamboo is more environmentally friendly than hardwood floors, and it is actually not wood – it is a grass. It is actually much harder than oak flooring. Bamboo is very durable, elegant and versatile. The natural variations of color that is unique to bamboo come from carbonization, and are usually a honey brown color or light tan, among other colors as well.

Cabin-800-600Laminate Flooring – Laminate floors are the fastest growing choice in flooring in America today. The laminate flooring received its fame from Europe and now it is increasingly popular here in the United States. Laminate Flooring is cheaper than hardwood and they are easy to maintain. The laminate flooring is virtually resistant to burns, scratches, chipping and is great for high traffic areas. It works well going over cement. It is actually a floating floor, and great if you are on a budget.

Engineered Flooring – Engineered flooring is becoming one of the more relevant trends in the industry. Click locking engineered boards have special tongue and groove systems that lock together, forming a tight seem and a very smooth appearance. They come in a wide variety of exotic, and domestic species, as well as different sizes.

Exotic Flooring – Exotic flooring comes from all over the world, with many different species. They are the most beautiful, and also more expensive than most species. They come in many varieties such as Brazilian cherry, purple heart, tiger wood, and many more. It gives your house such a great appearance, and a warm feeling

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