When you are remodeling your living room, you have a plethora of decisions to make. Among these many decisions you need to make is the choice of your building materials. Each decision you can make can affect the end result of your project. However, your choice of flooring material can truly make or break your remodeling project. The wrong choice can throw off the aesthetic of your project making it disjointed and incomplete looking. However, if you choose the perfect flooring material, your entire room can come together harmoniously and beautifully. So consider your options and and choose the flooring material that is best for you and your project.
Carpeting is a very common choice for living room flooring material. It is available in a variety of colors and styles to suit your needs and aesthetic desires. One of the benefits of this flooring choice is the added cushion to the floor. If you have young children who will play on the floor, the added cushion would increase comfort and prevent potential injuries.
However, carpet can be easily stained. Additionally, if you or your family members suffer from allergies, you may not want to choose carpet as your flooring choice. Allergens, dander, and the like are easily trapped in carpet fibers and it can be difficult to remove those allergens from your carpet even with frequent cleaning.
Bamboo or Cork Flooring
If you are looking for an eco-friendly flooring option, bamboo and/or cork flooring would be excellent options for you. Both are harvested sustainably and are renewable flooring sources.
Bamboo is harvested by cutting the stock down to almost ground level but the plant is not uprooted. This means that the bamboo is able to regrow repeatedly without clear-cutting or soil erosion problems.
Cork, on the other hand, is harvested by removing the bark from a cork oak tree. Because only the bark is needed, the trees are not permanently damaged. The bark is able to regrow and can be harvested again after fully regrown.
These flooring options look similar to wood flooring and are naturally anti-microbial and absorbent if any liquids are spilled on them.
Tile can add a touch of uniqueness elegance to your living room remodeling project. Tile is available in a variety of natural stone finishes including travertine, marble, and clay.
These durable flooring options will last you many years with proper care and are resistant to scratches and breakage. Additionally, cleaning tile flooring is quick and easy requiring little time or effort.
As you plan your living room remodeling project, make sure you are careful in your selection of your living room flooring. This one element can make or break the aesthetic appeal of your new living room project. Contact professionals, such as Hatboro Lumber & Fuel Co., for guidance in this way.