Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home
Our professionals at Trinity Custom Homes know that the type of flooring our customer chooses for their home depends on many factors. What part of the home gets a lot of traffic? Do they have children or pets? Do they do a lot of cooking or entertain a lot? As a home builder in Georgia, are pleased to help them choose the flooring that’s just right for the rooms of their home.
Carpeting adds softness to the room, absorbs sounds and feel good beneath the feet. The highest quality carpet is made of wool, which resists dirt and abrasion while remaining soft and warm. Wool is expensive, so synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyester and nylon have been created to mimic its best qualities.
Hardwood isn’t necessarily harder than softwood but comes from deciduous trees. Among the most popular hardwoods used for flooring are oak, maple, birch, beech, and walnut. More exotic and expensive woods include Brazilian rosewood, mahogany and teak.
Homeowners have been relying on vinyl floors for decades. Vinyl tiles are easy to install for DIYers, though vinyl rolls are best handled by a professional. Vinyl doesn’t crack, welcomes the high humidity of a kitchen or bath and resists scratching and scuffing. It is comfortable to walk on and can be extremely inexpensive.
Though just about any material can be made into tiles, most people think of ceramic or stone when they think of something to put on their floor. Ceramic tiles are fired in kilns, with porcelain tile fired at the highest temperatures and terra cotta fired at the lowest. They come in all manner of sizes, shapes and colors and can be inexpensive or very pricey. Glazed tile is waterproof and easy to clean.
Stone tiles are made of granite, slate, travertine and marble. Some of our customers are surprised at how affordable stone is, but most stone needs to be sealed every two to three years and it can be heavy. The floor may need to be fortified before installing really heavy stone.
Linoleum gets its name from what it was originally made from, which is the solidified oil of the flax plant. Now it’s made of such exotic materials as pine resin, wood flour and cork dust. When pigments are added, linoleum flooring can be any color or pattern the homeowner can dream up. It is durable, inexpensive, resists bacteria and is easy to clean. Because of this, linoleum is often installed in bathrooms and kitchens.
Contact Trinity Custom Home Builder in Georgia Today
There are so many types of flooring a new home owner can choose from that it can be bewildering. Our professionals at Trinity Custom Homes take pride in helping them choose the best flooring for their home and lifestyle. Don’t hesitate to call us, the premier home builder in Georgia, at 888 818-0278.