Flooring Options for Your Virginia Beach Home
March 14, 2017 Steven Murphy
Hardwood flooring is durable, long lasting and great looking, which is why it is considered one of the most popular flooring choices not only in Virginia Beach, but around the world. Although it can be expensive, hardwood flooring Virginia Beach increases the value of a home. Hardwood is susceptible to scratches, nicks and dents, but can be refinished multiple times to bring it back to its original brilliancy. Because hardwood flooring is sensitive to moisture and humidity, it’s typically not the best choice for a full bathroom. A good quality broom is usually all that is needed for routine hardwood floor cleaning, but deeper cleaning requires a professional wood flooring cleaning product recommended by your flooring retailer. These products remove spills and stains without dulling the finish of your wood floor.
Ceramic tile flooring is elegant and is available in many different colors, designs and styles to match most any decor. Since ceramic tiles can be self-installed, it may be less expensive than other flooring choices. It also is a good flooring choice to increase the value of a Virginia Beach home. Although ceramic tiles may chip, they are considered to be durable and long-lasting. Ceramic tile flooring can be cold in the winter months, but can be remedied with under tile radiant heating or by simple area rugs. Using the recommended manufacturer’s cleaning product, ceramic floors should be cleaned with a damp mop regularly. When the grout is no longer able to become cleaned, ceramic tile flooring can be re-grouted, making it look brand new.
Carpeting is a popular choice not only for bedrooms, hallways and game rooms, but all over the home. Carpeting is soft, comfortable and adds warmth to any room. Carpet flooring Virginia Beach is available in almost every color imaginable as well as a wide variety of styles, patterns and textures. With proper padding, carpeting can help to absorb sound better than other flooring types. Carpeting has the ability to make a room feel larger or smaller. For example, darker carpets may make a larger room feel cozier, while a lighter-colored carpet may make a small room appear bigger. Carpets are easy to keep clean with regular vacuuming and spot carpet cleaning on high traffic areas or on spills and stains. To prolong the life of your carpet, periodic shampooing is recommended.
Like ceramic tiles, vinyl floor tiles come in many different designs and colors. Designs are available that allow you to mimic the look of other flooring types, such as ceramic and hardwood. Vinyl flooring is also available in vinyl sheets. Both vinyl tiles and vinyl sheets are relatively easy to install and fairly inexpensive, when compared to other types of flooring. Vinyl floors are easy to clean with a wet mop, however dirt can accumulate in the seams of vinyl tiles. Vinyl flooring is not as long lasting as ceramic or hardwood flooring and typically does not increase the monetary value of your home.
Bamboo, cork and linoleum are great green choices for flooring for the environmentally-conscious Virginia Beach homeowner. Considered similar in look-and-feel to traditional hardwood, bamboo flooring is durable and available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Since bamboo has the ability to replenish and sustain itself rather quickly, it receives accolades from conservationists. Cork is another green flooring choice because the tree is not killed when harvesting cork. Further, linoleum is made out of sawdust, pine resins and cork dust, which makes it another conservationist’s favorite.