Types of Flooring

Here are some helpful articles about flooring I found in the web:

Flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or for the work of installing such a floor covering. Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials.

Materials almost always classified as floor covering include carpet, area rugs, and resilient flooring such as linoleum or vinyl flooring. Materials commonly called flooring include wood flooring, ceramic tile, stone, terrazzo, and various seamless chemical floor coatings. Read more…

Common Flooring Types

Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)

Vinyl composition tile is the most popular resilient flooring today for commercial applications. These 12” x 12” tiles come in a variety of colors and grades. They are easy to install and are cost effective. Vinyl Composition Tile offers good dimensional stability, durability, impact resistance, UV light stability and heat stability.

Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT)

Common resilient flooring that was produced from the mid-1950’s until the mid-1980’s. Much of it was produced in the 9” x 9” size, though 12” x 12” was also available. This flooring hasn’t been produced for health and safety reasons since mid-1980. VAT was known for its durability, dimensional stability and heat resistance as evidenced by the amount still found in older buildings. Read more…

Types of Flooring

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Home Flooring

If you’re looking to renovate a home or taking a look at new places to live, you should know the pros and cons of various flooring types. This visual guide covers nine different flooring types and how they rate when it comes to cost, durability, difficulty of installation, and how easy they are to clean. Read more…

Choosing the Right Flooring

Flooring covers a large area of your home, so your choices will have a lasting impact on its appearance. In addition to other factors, such as appearance, try to narrow down your choices based on room and location. For example, just as hardwood is not recommended in damp areas such as bathrooms, vinyl would not be ideal in bedrooms if comfort is preferred. The following chart can help determine the main types of flooring that would work best in areas of your home. Read more…

Getting the right knowledge about flooring will help to to achieve your goal in improving your home.