Many homeowners are happy to settle for less when it comes to flooring options if it means that they won’t need to spend as much time waxing and scrubbing the floor, paying for costly repairs and replacements, and worrying about whether or not the flooring is kid-friendly and pet-friendly. We’ve got good news for you, high-quality flooring does not need to be high-maintenance. Here are some flooring ideas that are affordable, easy to care for, and that look and feel great under your feet.
Kitchen and Bathroom
Vinyl is one of the preferred options for bathroom and kitchen flooring because it is incredibly stain-resistant, won’t be damaged by a bit of moisture, is very durable, affordable, and easy to install. Some homeowners neglect to consider vinyl, assuming that it will look cheap. The truth is that you can find vinyl flooring to match any look you want. There are tiles that offer the appearance of ceramic, and sheet flooring that lends your bathroom or kitchen the appearance of a hardwood floor.
Living Rooms and Bedrooms
Nylon and polyester carpeting are very popular for a number of reasons. Nylon is one of the strongest fibers on the market, meaning that it can hold up to a lot of foot traffic, and it is mold and mildew resistant. Polyester offers a wide range of color variation. Process-dyed polyester tends not to fade as quickly as many natural carpeting materials, and tends to be stain and damage resistant. Either option will look great, feel good under your feet, and require minimal maintenance.
Wool is another option to consider. The price can be as much as twice that of nylon, but it is similarly stain and damage resistant, and one of the softest carpeting options available.
If you love the look of hardwood but don’t want the upkeep, laminate hardwood is another great option. It is practically stain-resistant, durable, and has the look and feel of hardwood!
As these materials will prove, having a beautiful floor doesn’t have to mean that you spend more time cleaning it than you do walking on it. If you’re ready to get to work on your new flooring project, give the experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation.
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