There are many different kinds of flooring that can be used in domestic properties.
One of the most enduring types of flooring is solid wood. In fact, it was the flooring of choice during the early part of the Twentieth Century. Despite a fall in popularity following the introduction of wall to wall carpets during the sixties and seventies, it is widely used and is one of the most beautiful and classic types of flooring. It has a number of plus points. First of all, it is relatively hard wearing and will last for decades.
It can easily be sanded down and restored to its original condition if it does become damaged. It is also very easy to keep clean – spillages can be mopped up quickly and easily. In addition, it has fade resistant properties meaning it will remain the same shade for many years. The main downside with this type of flooring is the fact that it is fairly expensive. However, many homeowners look upon it as an investment that will last for years and add value to the property.
Laminate flooring has enjoyed a massive growth in popularity over the last twenty years or so. It is a cheaper alternative to solid wood flooring, but can still look modern and chic. As with hardwood flooring, spillages can easily be cleaned away. It is also scratch resistant, and fairly straightforward to put down. It is available in many different styles and can emulate a number of different surfaces. The main drawback with laminate flooring is the fact that it can be difficult to replace sections if they become damaged.