5 Stylish Flooring Materials Perfect for Filipino Homes
Choosing the right flooring materials is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when it comes to redesigning your home. Aside from helping you determine how long the entire home improvement process will take, selecting the best among the most popular flooring materials first will help you oversee how you can use your floor and the kind of maintenance you’ll need.
There are many kinds of flooring materials available in the market, so deciding on which one to go with may not be as easy as you think. But worry not, as this article will help you by narrowing down the long list of the best flooring materials to five of the most popular choices.
Here are five common flooring materials perfect for Filipino homes:
5 Popular Flooring Materials Recommended by Home Builders
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It is easy to see why hardwood is a favorite among homeowners. If polished and maintained, it is the most beautiful materials you can purchase. Hardwood flooring can be an expensive investment with prices depending on the species of wood. Imported materials include oak, maple, and cherry. Mahogany, teak, and molave are less-pricey and locally made.
Over time, hardwood flooring will develop scrapes, scratched, and dents. But it can be easily refinished to create a brand-new condition for the next years to come.
2. Engineered Wood Planks
There has been a little confusion surrounding engineered wood planks, with some consumers questioning its authenticity. Engineered wood planks are literally what its name implies. It is made of a core of hardwood with another layer of hardwood veneer fastened using adhesives at the top surface. The biggest advantage of this material is that it is sturdy and humidity-resistant. They’re also a cheaper alternative to hardwood floors.
3. Stone Tile
Stone is a stronger material compared to ceramic tiles. There are a variety of natural stones to choose from, including granite, slate, marble, and travertine. Each of these natural stone flooring has different levels of hardness and porosity. Before you make a purchase, keep in mind that the amount of care will depend on the stone’s finishes. For example, a polished marble surface will make scratches and scrapes more visible than a tumbled one.
4. Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tiles share a lot in common with stone tiles, but they do come at a relatively lower price. Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular flooring materials commonly used in most homes because of their durability and low maintenance. There is a wide range of ceramic tiles to choose from with each design differentiating in size, color, and finish. You can install them everywhere in the house, from the outdoor patio to the bathroom.
One big disadvantage of ceramic tiles is that it can be difficult to install, meaning you’ll have to hire a professional to do the job. Regular maintenance and replacement may be required too, as they chip and scratch over time.
5. Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring materials because of its affordable price, easy installation, and outstanding durability. It is made of an inner core of either fiberboard or resin material, combined with a photo applique layer through a lamination process. Laminate products make a wonderful alternative to hardwood, ceramics, and stone tile, and they’re the most affordable material on this list! For households with young children and pets, this might be the best material for you.
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