What is the one thing that you first come in contact with as soon as you enter a room? It’s the floor! Astonishing, isn’t it? The floor is the first thing that we obviously touch through our feet and thus, come in contact with, in our rooms. Yet, the fact remains that the floor is often the most neglected portion of any room. While looking for ways to revamp your room or even your entire house, you would be amazed to know the owners a simple change in the flooring can make.
Why Is The Flooring So Important?
The flooring of the room might not be visible to the eyes in an out-and-out fashion, like say, walls, but they play an important role in setting up the tone and mood of the overall surroundings. If the floor is right, then it would reflect in other aspects of the room as well. To understand as to how important is the floor, you may consider this: if your table and chair do not match with the curtains, then you can change either of the two. But, if the floor does not go well with the furniture, then you cannot change the flooring as easily, for sure! Thus, it is necessary that the flooring go well with and accentuate the other aspects of the room.
What is the purpose of the room that requires flooring?
Now that we have established the importance of flooring in an overall fashion, it is necessary that we contextualize it further to gauge the deeper nuances of the issue. One needs to understand the purpose of the room that requires flooring. Is it a living room which needs to be a gathering place for the family and friends? If yes, then one might keep carpets in mind as they add a warm and comfortable feel to the overall atmosphere. Dark and glory carpets might add a more dramatic touch to the room and make it look smaller, while a lighter colored carpet would be more regal and make the room look more spacious.
If it is the dining room which needs flooring, you may want to look at other sort of things. A traditional choice of hardwood floor with square, flat edges would be perfect for a classic, elegant and formal dining room. Maple wood adds loads of sophistication to the room and make it look more glossy. For an informal dining room which is based more on comfort, ceramic tiles or even finished stones can be your go-to option.
What is lamination?
Lamination is one option that you might consider as it can help mimic the look of every kind of flooring. It is much cheaper and easier to take care of. Laminate involves several synthetic sheets pressed together where it is the topmost layer which is made to look like hardwood or tile. The top layer is then coated with a protective finish to give it a glossy finish and prevent damage from spills and scratches.