Durable Tile Options You Can Choose for Your Living Room


A warm and cozy living room or den is where you seek to unwind and relax. The living room can also be a prime location for entertainment, if you have guests. The flooring for these rooms needs to be sleek, attractive and versatile.

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Carpeting - Carpeting provides a certain amount of sound-proofing, and insulation. It's a good choice for rooms that have no heat below them, so it works well over a garage. Carpet is available in a wide array of styles, piles and costs.

Whether your preference is for classic wool or resilient nylon, don't forget to research beforehand. The quality and thickness of the pad you use underneath is equal in importance to the actual carpet itself, in determining what its lifespan will be in your home.

Tile - Tile unlocks a nearly unlimited variety of patterns and styles, from simple to the exotic. This makes it possible for the times to give a room a very creative or exotic feel. Alternatively, the tiles may feel cold and hard underfoot, so it may not be the best choice if youre looking for something cozier.

Wood - Wood flooring has natural beauty and elegance, feels warmer than tile and is easier on your feet and back. Wood flooring is stain-resistant, easy to clean and offers long-term versatility because, unlike the other two options, wood can be sanded and refinished. If you choose wood, you also have a choice between oak, which is the most popular, while pine, birch and maple are also used. These woods all come in a few different quality grades, which allows control over cost and the overall appearance of the wood floors, ranging from boards with many irregularities (known as "character marks)" to floors that are almost completely uniform.

An important note to keep in mind though, when using wood: avoid wood flooring if the room you'll be using it in is below ground, where the constant humidity can definitely cause you problems. If you'd like the look of wood floors in a finished basement, for instance, you're better off using wood laminate.

Natural Stone Flooring - This is best utilized for a small den with an upscale fee to it. Add a couple of plush leather chairs, Persian rugs and a well-stocked humidor, and the den is perfect. Stone mixed with tile offers the most durable floor option for a living roo, or den with a lot of traffic.

If you are living in the surrounding areas of Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas, and are in need of expert flooring services, then contact Fine Floors by Ed White, by dialing: 888-802-6371 or visit our contact page here.

We offer an array of flooring options, which include:

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