So you are on the look out for new flooring in your home. You don’t want to have to spend the money again in a couple of years’ time, so you want a floor that is durable. If you have either children or pets or both, you will have more reasons to want to ensure that the floor lasts and remains as good-looking as it did on installation day. Here we provide a rundown on the most durable home flooring available today.
Yes, you read that right: concrete is the most durable type of flooring available. It is currently on-trend in restaurants and bars, and when polished or stained can look very good, if rather industrial. However, it is a cold material without sufficient heating, and being very hard under foot makes it less appealing for those with children.
Bamboo flooring can be extremely attractive. If you choose the strand woven type, you will be choosing flooring that is more dense than redwood.
Of course, stone that weathers well in the great outdoors is bound to last and last in your family bathroom or well-traversed kitchen. It can also look great with pretty much any decor. The only sticking point for many people is the cost.
Ceramic or porcelain tiles are resistant to spills and scratches. However, they will crack if you drop something heavy on them. So as far as durability goes, they will last as long as you’ve got a good catching arm. Despite this, they appeal to homeowners because of the variety of styles on offer and how good they look even as a blank canvas.
Recent and continuing improvements in the manufacture of laminate have served to make it increasingly durable. In particular, the top layer is fantastically scratch-resistant. As with tiles, the appeal for many homeowners is the durability, and there are a number of styles available from suppliers such as http://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/ – from Grey laminate flooring, which can look like ceramic, to the wood effect cherry. Another bonus for homeowners is the price.
Even the hardest of hardwoods will scratch. However, they can be sanded and restored back to the former glory, meaning that they will last you a lifetime provided you are willing to put in a little work.