There are fewer things more important for a building’s design than that space were people stand on. It is that part of the building that is not allowed to have any kind of slope flooring because it will have major consequences on its functionality.
Regarding its visual importance we can mention that the floor is that specific point many people stare at especially when they are thinking and they dreaming, so it becomes evident if it has an ugly design or any kind of flaw. It is important to take special care of visual finishes in order to have impeccable and presentable flooring.
As many other areas of interior design, trends and tendencies come and go regarding new products and materials that can be used in order to keep having the most modern flooring in your building. However, people should not sacrifice resistance for visual attractiveness since safety is a must, we are aware of that here in FireCrunch and that is the reason why we use multi-functional, fire tested flooring that is water resistant, fire resistant, strong and durable. An excellent choice for any kind of business.
But taking a deeper look into top materials that can be used for flooring. To determine which one were the best we took into account important characteristics such as price, durability, cost of maintenance, cleaning, if they are reusable or not and how easy it is to install them:
One of the most popular and traditional material in this selection. Linoleum has proven itself as an adaptable material since it can be combined with other materials such as stone and other natural components. It is also biodegradable, meaning it can be easily absorbed by nature, turning it into a very eco-friendly solution.
It is also very varied and can be found in different textures, high-quality and low-quality, different levels of thickness, different colours and so on. It is regarded as a very resistant material as well as a comfortable one to walk on.
Other great features about this material are that is very easy to clean and it’s waterproof.
- Natural Rubber
Another type of material that is very popular, especially for paving. It’s impressive how much this material has evolved and adapt to the passing of time. However, its resistance and durability are some of the most attractive features about this type of flooring. Natural rubber is easy to clean, waterproof, it’s easy to give it maintenance, it’s flexible and non-slippery. It is also an excellent material to be used in areas where children play and transit much because of its impact resilience. It varies a lot on textures, if it’s top or low quality and colours as well.
- Vinyl flooring
This one is not like rubber or linoleum, vinyl flooring is synthetic. Regarding the advantages of vinyl flooring we could mention they aren’t slippery at all, they are waterproof as well and do not wear out. Maintenance and cleaning are very easy to carry out.
Regarding visual presentation they are also a very good option. Vinyl flooring imitates stone and wood quite perfectly. Price, easy installation and maintenance are some of the advantages offered by this material. They can be used for any kind of area, whether a bathroom, kitchen or even for the garage.
- Tiled flooring
Tiles are a classic within the materials used for flooring. They have been regarded as a fancy and elegant material that brings a luxurious look to any area. However, this type of flooring has never stopped evolving. There are always new trends and technologies come around to offer a new way to implement tiled flooring.
Some of the advantages of using tiled flooring are that it is durable and very resistant. As they come from a stone they are completely water resistant. Nevertheless, the installation may be tedious and one little mistake can changed the overview in a major way.
- Clothed flooring
This type of flooring is very popular for places looking for an innovative design, textiles may be the best option when looking for peculiar designs. They are also very comfortable, and they are excellent for space where silence is needed because this type of flooring is surely the best noise isolator you can find in the interior design area.
- Fire Crunch
Last but not least, Fire Crunch flooring cannot be left out of this list. It is a great acquisition for any type of building, for both exterior and interior, commercial properties or residential. It is also very quick and easy to install.
But regarding the best advantages offered by this type of flooring, its resistance cannot be left out of the picture. Fire Crunch is resistant to: water, sound, impacts, termites, mould and bacteria, making it the leading choice regarding resistant flooring. It is also as easy to install as wood. A very good option for people looking for a type of flooring that can be adapted to different kinds of environments and that is strong and versatile.
Now that you know a little bit more about the most popular flooring materials, it’s now your turn to put different options in a balance and look for the one you consider the best choice for their current situation. Always keep in mind that furniture, windows and the general design of your house will have a big impact on the final picture.