Floors to floor You and Your Guests

Looking for an simple way to refresh worn out rooms and boost the value of your home? Look down. Flooring may not be the first thing you think of when you’re looking for a snappy update, but here are a few undertakings and some you can possibly handle yourself.

  • Floating Floor

The fastest way to get new wood underfoot is to put in a floating floor. Unlike conventional solid-wood strips, a floating floor isn’t nailed down. Rather, the planks are either glued or snapped together. The planks go down over virtually any substance—concrete, plywood, sheet vinyl, even ceramic tile. This sandwich of wood veneer glued to layers of pine or plywood appears like solid wood and is very secure. Although engineered flooring’s thin veneer can’t be sanded as many times as solid wood can, its thick factory-applied coating is more durable than one put on in your home on solid wood, and can be ready for furniture in just one day.

  • Paint a Floor

If refinishing isn’t an option or a limited budget, painting may be the solution. A large check pattern, stripes or even a solid color painted will had a whole fresh look to your space. With just a little measuring (for stripes or checks or other design) and a few coats of durable floor paint, you can add a little personality to a room on a shoestring budget.

  • Cork Flooring

Nothing’s worse than waking up to the icy shock of a chilly floor. What you need is some warmth underfoot, and a little cushion as you pad across the house. Consider cork. Flexible yet durable, beautiful yet earthy, a natural cork floor can turn any chilly room into a cozy sanctuary. Cork is also a lot simpler to install than conventional wood flooring. Manufacturers now offer products in engineered panels that snap together without glue or nails. These floating-floor systems sit excellent over plywood, concrete, or even existing flooring.

  • Vinyl Tile Flooring

Long before the invention of resilient sheet flooring and plastic-laminate planks, there was vinyl tile. Originally produced as an substitute to linoleum, vinyl tile grew in fondness for because it was colorful, easy to clean and crack resistant. Vinyl tiles remain a fashionable choice today and are commonly installed in baths, foyers, laundry rooms and mudrooms. The 12×12-inch tiles come in dozens of colors, patterns and textures, making it easy to create checkerboard designs and floors with contrasting borders.

  • Tile Flooring

Tile floors are attractive and don’t require much up-keep. Tile also offers a level of customization that other floors don’t. You can play with patterns and designs to suit your taste. As long lasting as they may be, these thin, fragile slices of ceramic require some special care and preparation. Otherwise, they won’t last the parade of feet through an entry or the unexpected spills in a bathroom or kitchen, where floors go from bone dry to sopping wet in an instant.

  • Carpeting

Nothing’s better on a cool morning than bare feet on a cozy carpet, keeping your toes off the cold floor. Bare wood may be beautiful, but carpeting both looks good and feels good. It can bring design to a plain room, it adds warmth to a chilly room, and it even provides quietness in an echoing room.

So, here are some flooring considerations for your underfoot update and we would love to help you with your selections that will tie your whole home together.