Types of Floors You Should Know When Remodeling Your House

Floors renovation

The most important decision when re-modeling a floor is to choose the right type of coating. This applies equally to the exteriors and interiors.

According to the top Toronto home renovation experts, This can be a difficult decision because we need to consider aesthetics, durability, and economy as well as traffic and sunlight exposure.

We have ceramic or porcelain, natural stones, marble, and granite as well as vinyl or PVC, vinyl, natural wood, and the very popular laminate (or floating flooring) among the options for floors.

Exterior floors can be made of ceramic, natural or synthetic wood, concrete, broken stones, textured cement, and non-slip porcelain tile.

Floors that mimic wood

Wood is a wonderful feeling. In recent years, floor manufacturers have made great efforts to imitate wood. There is laminate flooring and porcelain stoneware. Both have a wood-like appearance, but they are very different.

  • Laminate floors are made from synthetic materials and are very thin. Because it adds only 8 millimeters to its height, laminate floors can be installed in almost any space. They are installed on a separating sheet that can be insulated and is not glued to the support. Instead, they are joined by assembled joints. 
  • Porcelain stoneware floors are made from a durable material that resists water, shocks, and scratches. It is extremely durable. They can be imitated wood and add warmth to any space.

It is important to note that interior light wood will be a popular choice for walls and floors in the upcoming times.

Continuous paving floors

Continuous pavements are a popular feature of modern homes. They are made with chemical compounds that have no joints and allow for the floor to be smooth and continuous.

This kind of flooring is common in commercial and industrial areas. However, the demand for homes has been increasing for many years, particularly if they are small in size.

There are many types of continuous flooring available for interiors.

  • Concrete options: polished concrete, micro cement, self-leveling mortar, and polished cement.
  • Synthetics include epoxy self-leveling resins and polyurethane resins.

The epoxy resins and micro cement stand out among the rest for their quality, price, and results.

Natural stones floors

Granite or marble is the best natural stone cover. Although they can sometimes be confused, they have a lot in common: they both provide beauty and elegance and are used extensively in architecture and decoration.

These are some of the material’s durability and aesthetic characteristics:

  • Granite is harder and more durable than marble. Marble is porous and soft.
  • Granite is more resistant than marble to stains, moisture, and wear.
  • Granite is freckled. Marble has a more refined appearance and is typically smoother. It also features elongated veins which give an exclusive and sophisticated air to even the most avant-garde settings.
  • Marble is often used for floor and wall coverings, with very little traffic.
  • Granite tends to retain its natural shine longer than marble.

Natural stone is timeless. It doesn’t matter if you want granite or marble, your choices will be based on what you need.

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring, also known as PVC flooring, is a type of plastic coating that can be used in areas with little traffic. It is made up of 4 to 5 layers. The best part is that it has a top layer made of polyurethane.

Vinyl floors have one major advantage: they are waterproof 100%. Vinyl floors are ideal for environments with high humidity. It is a non-slip and antistatic floor that can also be used as acoustic insulation.

Contact T-ROC Canada for more remodeling and renovation services and practical advice.

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