Today there are many choices for floor coverings from area rugs and inlaid carpet over glossy hardwood floors to natural and synthetic cork and plastic coatings. Finding the material best suited to your family is simple if you consider lifestyle, climate and design preferences.
Living in Massachusetts means living with snow, ice and mud during the winter. All of these elements can wreak havoc on your floors. None of us would consider putting plush carpet in Duxbury mudrooms. Having a floor that is easy to maintain and one that looks great could mean choosing cork flooring. Scituate contractors are finding many of their customers like the eco-friendly harvesting and manufacturing process of cork floors.
There are dozens of floor materials available, but let's compare two of the most popular textiles today.
Quality carpeting can last for many years and provides soft texture for bare feet. You may consider plush carpet. Duxbury certainly has cold winters and carpet is a great choice for warmth and versatility. Designers suggest that you use plush carpet in Duxbury condos and town homes with a stain resistant fiber and follow manufacturer guidelines for cleaning and maintenance.
When compared to cork flooring, Scituate property owners sometimes prefer carpeting because finding a carpet cleaning service is so easy in our area. But caring for any home-flooring medium is just a matter of following manufacturer's guidelines and choosing the best flooring for your active family.
Carpeting provides a seamless installation over an existing floor or a sub-floor and is available in a price range that has something for almost every budget. Colors, patterns and textures are available to compliment any decor. When buying plush carpet, Duxbury retailers suggest you never scrimp on the padding because padding adds comfort and extends the life of your floor.
Cork is an excellent choice for high traffic rooms where you need some insulating properties to keep the sound and noise levels in control. Cork has natural pest repellents and is easy to care for. An extensive pallet of bright colors and color combinations for geometric designs makes this a great option for cork flooring in Hingham new construction projects.
There are many reasons to consider cork flooring. Scituate residents will find the new translucent colors are easily used as borders to accentuate tile, linoleum and carpeted playrooms. Custom designed tiles can be ordered in a variety of sizes from 4 X 4 inch squares to 18 X 36 inch rectangles. Using a variety of sizes gives more design options to cork flooring Hingham buyers.
If you are considering new flooring for your home, consider that cork flooring in Scituate and cork flooring in Hingham will probably cost around $2.50 per square foot up to $10 per square foot. Ask for installed prices when getting a quote.
You can express yourself with color and texture. Cork and carpet are both good options. Consider your family's lifestyle and budget, and then visit your local retailer or shop online to find colors and textures for your new floor.
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Article Added on Sunday, July 31, 2011
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