5 Kinds Of Unique Flooring
Homeowners generally invest a lot of their resources on building a house and getting the interiors customized. Most homes are tastefully done with careful choice of furniture, colors, upholstery, cabinets, wallpapers, and lighting fixtures. But what if your flooring looks dull compared to the rest of your place?
The wrong flooring can spoil the elegance of a room and drag attention away from all your beautiful sofas, carpets, paintings, and show pieces.
With great new variety in flooring designs and material, you no longer need to stick with old tiles or plain marble floors.
Here are 5 unique flooring ideas to transform your residence into a charming and sophisticated abode.
If you want to make a small space look bigger and brighter, you can invest in a glass flooring. You can get the thickness and the shape of the glass floor customized to suit your rooms and design style. Toughened glass is generally used as it is durable and resistant to breakage. You can choose between transparent and translucent glass, but translucent glass is more popular as you do not need to have a see-through glass flooring in the house. Transparent glass is used for balconies sometimes.
One of the luxurious flooring materials you can choose is leather. It gives a rich feel to your home décor and also helps dampen noise. The classic aroma of leather adds to the charm. The luster known as ‘Patina’ that develops on the leather as it ages, makes this a unique and graceful material for your floors. It is also very durable as it is not prone to denting or nicking and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to suit your needs.
Cork flooring is an option that is soft under your feet, without having to put any carpets around. It is available in a huge variety of designs, style and finish. It is durable and hypoallergenic as well.
It also absorbs sound and hence has been traditionally used in churches and libraries. Today, it is a popular flooring choice, especially because it is an environment-friendly option. So, those who prefer going green can get cork flooring installed in the house.
A flooring material that is inexpensive, durable, non-slippery and easily repairable is brick. Brick floors have a distinct appearance that gives a rustic feel to your home. The bricks used for flooring, also known as ‘clay pavers’ that are made using kaolin or ‘China Clay’ are fine and dense, giving the flooring an attractive texture.
Brick flooring is safe as it is non-allergenic and fireproof. It can be easily cleaned and will last for years.
- Reclaimed Hardwood
Hardwood floors – caring after a refinish is always less than the other types and have been popular for a long time. But recently, green initiatives have made homeowners turn to reclaimed hardwood. This helps save trees from being cut down, and gives homes a touch of character.
Reclaimed hardwood flooring with its worn out and weathered look has a unique appeal in homes with an earthy décor.