Solid hardwood floorings have been around for centuries giving a touch of warmth and style to each room it is installed. The majority of hardwood flooring is either: strip, plank, or parquet.
Like all woods, hardwood flooring has the tendency to expand and contract depending on temperature and humidity of its surroundings. This is compensated for during installation by leaving a gap for this expansion to take place.
Tile flooring is another popular type of flooring that is easy easy to maintain and relatively cheap to install. A great range of tiles can be found these days to suit any budget. Tiles are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms because they are very hard to stain and do not absorb odors, fade, or burn. The most common types of tile flooring are ceramic and porcelain tiles.
Vinyl flooring has probably the worst reputation of all the flooring types available. Most people view vinyl flooring as being cheap and ugly. However, modern technology and the introduction of a vast new range of vinyl flooring styles has led to a resurgence in the vinyl market. Not only is vinyl flooring the most water resistant of all the flooring materials it is also very durable and able to handle high traffic areas better than it has ever done so before - all while looking stunning.
Used in Asia in the construction of buildings for centuries, bamboo flooring has only recently become a hit. Bamboo has a very unique look and feel that would complement most homes. You may also be surprised to learn that bamboo is not wood. It is in-fact a type of grass. As you might expect this means that bamboo isnít nearly as hard as your typical hardwood floors. As bamboo grows very quickly it is a truly renewable resource, which is good news for environmentalists.