One of the most important aspects of any home is the type of flooring. It’s easy to forget when it’s underneath your feet but it really can make or break the type of home that you’re living in. Now, it all depends on the type of house you have, the aesthetic of each room and the function of each room as well. You wouldn’t want a carpet in your bathroom or tiles in your bedroom. These don’t serve the utilitarian or comfort functions that are so important to each of those rooms. Shower floor tile goes one place, an ornate backsplash goes somewhere else and so on and so forth. You certainly wouldn’t want a turtle pool mosaic in your kitchen! That wouldn’t make any sense at all. What follows is a short list of different kinds of flooring, where they go, what they do and what to expect when putting them in. Read on and hopefully learn a bit to make a few good decisions in the future. After all, it’s the little details that matter! Even things you might not see.
- Knowing Where and When to Lay Tile
Tile is one of the most functional and also most common types of flooring. It’s easy to lay down, grout and put in several different locations at once. But it pays to remember how easy it is to overuse it. Don’t use tile too much or you regret it later. So where does tile go exactly? Just how many places can you put this versatile substance in your home? Well, in the kitchen for one. Kitchen tile is a certain kind of tile that you can research and put in any type of kitchen for an easy to clean floor. Because kitchens are often the sight of so much chaos, you’ll want a type of tile that scrubs easy and doesn’t get too lose after a lot of stress. Of course, bathrooms are another excellent place for tile. Bathrooms are one of the wetter and more messy places in the home and so tile is a natural choice because it doesn’t matter how moist or damp it gets. You can even afford to get artistic in a few choices of bathroom tile but not as artistic as you can get with the third place you can put tile. In fact, this area is so versatile it gets its own section.
The Versatility and Comfort of Pool and Deck Floors
Pools can have several different types of flooring, all different and suited unique to your tastes. Tiles, of course, can be arranged in unique and artistic ways in every different part of the pool area. As mentioned before, a turtle pool mosaic, for instance, is one exemplary way to make your flooring stand out. You could do a turtle pool mosaic, or a dolphin pool mosaic, a backsplash tile design or any other number of mosaic tile patterns that fit your mood or tastes. You can also lay down vinyl or other softer types of flooring for added comfort. These softer flooring are often a good contrast to the firmer and more squared-off types of flooring you’ll have in other areas that require surer footing. The transition might not seem important but it’s a fun and eclectic way to mix up the textures in your home. You’ll be glad you did!
While not as ubiquitous as it was in the 70’s and 80’s, carpeting is still a good way to soften a home and make it more domestic and comfortable. It adds a roughness to the room that the antiseptic and hard feel of tile just can’t quite match. If you’re going to put in carpet, try to find one the right color and texture for the room where it’s going. If you’d like, as with the turtle pool mosaic, you can invest in a carpet with fun patterns or colors that speak to your tastes. Just be sure to keep it clean and current without stains or tears in the fabric. Your guests will appreciate the effort you put in!