4 Flooring Options for Brandon Residents
Naffco Floor & Interiors has been providing flooring installation services to Brandon-area homes since 1937. While the quality of service has never changed in that time, the interior design tastes and the available material options certainly have. The different rooms in Brandon homes may utilize one of a few different flooring options, depending on the needs of the room, the tastes of the homeowner, or budgetary constraints. No matter the parameters, there are a number of beautiful flooring options available. Below we explore four such options for the perfect interior flooring.
When thinking about hardwood flooring, words such as timeless and long-lasting come to mind rather quickly, but not necessarily versatility. Many homeowners are often surprised to see how many options are available to give a home a versatile interior design using a classic hardwood flooring materials. Hardwood comes in a variety of colors, and the different species of wood will often give a different color or look to a room immediately. Darker hardwood colors can provide an aged elegance to a room, while a later hard wood color can immediately open up the space, making rooms appear larger. Opting for a medium color adds versatility and texture to a room, especially if the wood species has a distinctive wood grain or features a lot of knots.
Tile flooring is a suitable option for any room in your home, however most homeowners opt to utilize its special durability against moisture for rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens. While many homeowners may initially here tile and only think of ceramic tile, there are other material options for tiles, including natural stone, porcelain and glass. Further variety is achieved by choosing tile of different colors or shapes, which may lead to interesting and unique patterns in your home. This long-lasting flooring option adds beauty to your home, and makes maintenance relatively easy. If a tile becomes damaged, it is easy to replace an individual tile then the entire flooring of a room.
While once viewed as a simple inexpensive replacement flooring option, laminate floors have grown in respect and usage over the years. They have become their own category of flooring for homeowners. Not to be mistaken with linoleum sheets, laminate flooring comes in panels which are built by fusing synthetic floor layers together. Near the top is a detailed photographic layer which provides the image of wood or stone, and is then topped with a very durable clear protective layer. Laminate tiles offer the look of wood or stone at a fraction of the cost, with durability and low maintenance to boot. While laminate flooring is cost-effective, it is not a solution for every room. Laminate flooring is sensitive to excessive moisture, so it may not be the best choice for bathroom flooring, or for any exterior usage.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring (also referred to as luxury tile flooring) merges features of laminate flooring and tile flooring into one durable and beautiful option. Luxury vinyl flooring usually comes in tiles or planks, which are much thicker than typical laminate pieces. Luxury vinyl flooring also boasts a more detailed depiction of wood or stone than the more budget-friendly laminate–some luxury vinyl tiles go so far as to mix in natural stone or utilize 3-D printing to provide the most realistic appearances possible. While more expensive than typical laminate, luxury vinyl flooring saves homeowners a lot compared to more expensive flooring options, without sacrificing a quality appearance.