Next to windows, the flooring in a room does the most to change the overall impression of size, light, and style. Good quality flooring is also an excellent feature to boost house sales. Today, there are many excellent options for flooring.
These two options have become the most desirable of flooring selections today. Wood flooring is recognized as an affordable and nearly maintenance free alternative. In by-gone days wood flooring was very delicate, high maintenance, and costly. As a result, many people stayed clear of it despite its very warm and lustrous appearance. Due to today's technology, laminated flooring is even more maintenance free than wood flooring. The durability of laminated flooring is excellent and all that is needed for upkeep is a broom and a mop.
In past years carpet was a very popular option. The warmth that it gave to floor surfaces was one of the great appeals. Carpets began to lose appeal with the discovery that other flooring types required less maintenance. Tiles gain in durability over carpet but it is definitely not at the top of the list for quick easy clean ups.