Corel Magazine by Corel Magaletta: Researching Flooring: 10 Different Flooring Options

Corel Magazine by Corel Magaletta: Researching Flooring: 10 Different Flooring Options

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I've talked a bit about flooring on my blog here before, but lately I've been doing a lot more research as I'm helping a friend narrow down their choices with the purchase of their new home.







Here's the culmination of the research so far:







Sustainable floorings (bamboo and cork)









Major advantages of cork flooring



For designing purpose, it resembles the traditional plank wood flooring






For installing it, glues nails and floating method can be used






It is available in different colors which are both natural and stained






It is hard in texture and is much durable






Major advantages of cork flooring



It has tiles that be installed with glue and has planks that can be fixed with floating method


It has variety of colors that are both natural and stained


It has a noise reduction property














Spend less and get more with Vinyl tiles



Major advantages of cork flooring



vinyl tiles are quite durable and will last you a very long time






they are quite easy to clean






healthier and more hygienic option










All you need to know about luxury vinyl planks









Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) floors are beautifully designed natural looking floors.

Advantages:



Easy installation






More affordable than timber






Durable; will not lose that new shine and crisp for a very long time.








Get the real look from vinyl sheet flooring









Looks better than I expected!






available in a large variety of colors






can go with almost all sorts of themes






resistant to moisture, good for wet areas






















Save your money, laminate your floors



Fact I didn't know about laminate flooring:









Made of several layers of composite products fused together. The layers are divided into four portions to be exact. The lowest layer is of melamine resin. This is there to add moisture resistance and stability. Then the layer above that is made of fiberboard of high density. This is the thickest layer. The second last layer is basically a photographic 3D layer which is also decorative. The last one is transparent white and is there to protect it from liquids, scratches or any other damages.










Reasons Why You Need Laminate Flooring









Looks just like hardwood floors but laminate floors are affordable


Burn resistant


Resistant to liquids


Easy to clean




















Timber floating floors as an alternative for hardwood









More affordable option that hardwood


Different types of boards (different ways to install)


Can be cleaned with regular floor cleaners


Low maintenance flooring


Looks great with the type of blinds and shutters we want to use














Learn more about engineered timber



It's a good idea to check the manufacturing process of engineered timber, as it can differ as seen below:








The composite wood or engineered timber is built by binding together wood with several adhesives. Their thickness varies between 21mm, 20mm and the minimum is 18mm. they have two layers to give them extra amount of stability and strength. The layers are of different materials and each layer represents each different material. The top layer which is 6mm thick is made of real wood. The bottom layer which is also the last layer is produced of heavy duty and good quality ply wood.


Installation of laminate flooring











The installation required for laminate is fast and hurdle free. It is the most convenient flooring option to be installed. No dust or garbage is created during its installation. It brings minimum disruption to your home when being installed.