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Additional Flooring Choices for Your New Home

In our last installment, we looked at the various flooring choices that would be available to you as you get ready to move into your new home. The information was so voluminous, however, that we had a considerable number of choices leftover. In the interests of making sure you are fully aware of all the options available to you, let us proceed.

Stone

This type of flooring is heavy and expensive to buy and install, which makes it problematic for many folks. However, its beauty cannot be ignored, and it comes in a wide variety of colors and textures. Many people are fond of granite, marble, slate, and limestone.

Terracotta

This flooring is made from clay, is much warmer than stone, and again, comes in a variety of textures and color schemes. It also varies in shape and size. Once properly sealed, terracotta flooring is an effectively resistant to water and stains. Terracotta is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Glazed Ceramic Tiles

This is a very sturdy choice for flooring which does not require sealing, even if the grout between the tiles does. This sort of flooring is also relatively inexpensive due to its mass production nature. This is another popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as entry foyers.

Cork

This flooring is made from the outer layer of the oak tree, and yet looks and feels nothing at all like any sort of hardwood. It is very soft to walk on and can actually feel warm to the touch. In many cases, cork is used as a soundproofing material, and is easy to install even by marginally experienced property owners. Cork is also stain resistant when properly sealed, and provides for a very unique look.

Carpeting

This is the softest type of flooring and may be very thick when installed. Carpeting is made from animal fibers such as wool or silk, or it may be composed of synthetic material like acrylic or nylon. Carpeting is also commonly made from plant materials such as sea grass, rush, hemp, and coir.

Your new home has a wide variety of flooring options available. Choose what fits your budget and personality, and make it an enjoyable part of your long distance move.










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