Bright sunny kitchen with yellow linoleum
Flooring is an important and integral part of the overall interior solutions of the room. The choice of how to cover the floor in the apartment, depends on many factors. Floor standing today coatings are extremely diverse, they vary in purpose, quality, structure, cost, durability, care conditions and installation difficulties. Therefore, there is always the opportunity to choose optimal flooring for every room.
- Ceramic tile
- Stone coating
- Self-leveling floors
- Floor board
Wooden board as a design element of the living room It looks noble and solid
Soft carpet in the bedroom – comfortable and warm
Types of flooring: linoleum
The most common type of flooring is its versatility allows you to use it in any room – from a bathroom to the nursery. A variety of colors, textures of drawings (imitation parquet, stone, wood, ceramic tiles, geometric and natural ornaments, etc.) allows you to fit it into any style – from country to hi-tech. Linoleumprost in laying and leaving, easy washable, has good heat and sound insulation characteristics. It is quite durable. Disadvantages – with loses color over time (especially in the sun), may crack when low temperatures.
The juicy yellow color of linoleum makes the kitchen bright and memorable
Multicolored cheerful linoleum in the hallway
Spectacular red linoleum in the kitchen
Interesting! How to choose tiles on the kitchen floor, what to look for attention, how to choose colors?
Covering for rooms, the main characteristics of which is a high cross and high humidity – kitchen, Bathrooms, hallways (hall). The undoubted plus is the abundance of sizes, textures, colors and shades, various decor, which allows choose a tile for decorating a room in any style, it goes well with different finishing materials. In addition, when properly laid, the tile allows optical adjust the size of the kitchen – visually lengthen / expand or on the contrary, to make it less elongated, much depends on the skill designer. We note other advantages:
practicality – it is easy to look after it, it is just washed
durability – waterproof, moisture resistant and chemical reagents, does not lose color, does not wear out
However, it has a number of disadvantages:
- fragility – if you drop a heavy object, it may crack. However, especially for the kitchen produce especially durable varieties ceramic tiles
- seams – even with the highest quality styling, they are still remain visible. In addition, with poor grouting, seams can become a place of active development of mold and fungus
- the tile is not very pleasant to walk barefoot – it is cold. The problem is solved by mounting the “warm floor” system
- wet tiles are very slippery, the danger is great carelessness get injured
The tile is not suitable for bedrooms and children’s rooms.
Colorful tiles in the bathroom add a touch of playfulness
Floor tiles in the living room
Stone flooring (granite, marble, natural stone) installed in places where the main requirement is wear resistance and strength, so most often they are laid in the kitchens, hallway or a bathtub. They are easy to clean, not afraid of moisture, resistant to household chemistry, mechanical stress and temperature difference. But all of them advantages are “compensated” by one drawback – a great price. In addition, stone floors themselves are tactilely cold, although This problem can be solved quite simply – by installing a warm system gender. “Which further increases costs.
Solid stone coating in the kitchen-dining room
The stone floor in the living room is simple and elegant.
Elegant stone floor in the bathroom
If earlier bulk floors were used mainly in industrial and retail and office premises then recently widely demanded in the interiors of apartments and private homes, allowing Get a perfectly flat, seamless surface. Them advantages:
- aesthetics – variety and richness of colors, opportunity 3D imaging
- durability – low abrasion, do not fade under solar rays
- durability – even the heaviest furniture will not leave marks and dents
- hygiene – ease of cleaning, resistant to any chemistry, on mold, bacteria and fungi do not appear on the surface, lack of fumes
- complete fire safety
- moisture resistance
The disadvantages include high requirements for the foundation, sufficient technological complexity of filling and high cost.
Practical and beautiful bulk floor in the dining room
Glossy elegant bulk floor
Black matte bulk floor in the kitchen
Great for living room, nursery or bedroom, maybe made from both natural and artificial (synthetic) materials. Provides foot comfort and comfort walking even in winter. The carpet will add coziness and warmth to the interior, it possesses good soundproof and heat-saving characteristics. In addition, the item falling on the carpet does not creates noise. Processing with special substances eliminates the appearance of moths or ticks.
- poor humidity tolerance
- requires constant care, accumulates dust, if any pets – wool
- stain removal will require the use of special tools or dry cleaning.
- tendency to burn out when exposed to direct sunlight light
High pile carpet in the living room
Original striped carpet in the nursery
Spectacular color combination of a black wall and a red carpet in the bedroom
Classic flooring, durable and eco-friendly, presented in three types: piece elements, massive board and parquet board. Depending on the type of wood, size and shape individual elements, styling methods, you can create various compositions in harmony with the stylistic features of the room. Cycle (at the parquet the working layer is several millimeters) allows you to repeatedly update the surface, returning her color and attractiveness. With low thermal conductivity, parquet serves as a good heat insulator. The main disadvantages are two: this cost and complexity of laying. It should also be added here. moisture sensitivity and seasonal deformation – summer parquet floors expand, in the winter – shrink. Parquet not suitable for laying together with the “warm floor”.
Parquet in the kitchen – stylish and functional
Паркет уложен традиционным узором “елочка”
Parquet board in the living room
Massive board (grooved board made of natural wood) allows you to get reliable, beautiful and durable flooring with good thermal insulation. This option is good for living rooms (where the emphasis in design is done on the naturalness and naturalness of the finish), verandas and balconies. The board is resistant to deformation, but very sensitive to moisture, requires additional processing (protection).
Floor board in the bathroom
Board in the nursery – environmentally friendly and safe
Aged oak plank in the living room
An economically and aesthetically viable alternative to traditional wooden coatings. The polymer decorative layer allows imitate any texture (wood of any breed, stone, marble, skin, etc.), and the protective film causes resistance to abrasion – in this indicator the laminate is significantly superior wooden floors. Additionally, we note:
- resistance to external influences (loads and pressure), on there are no traces and dents from heavy furniture
- does not fade in the sun, keeping the original color
- fire resistant
- environmentally friendly, not allergic, does not emit harmful vapor, does not accumulate dirt and bacteria
- easy to install, seams are almost indistinguishable
- easy to care
- durable – service life 10-15 years
- variable – can be used in any room, and variety of textures and colors makes it possible to use it in rooms with any design – from classic to hi-tech
Dark-colored laminate contrasts against white the walls
Of the shortcomings, the fear of moisture (with the exception of special expensive varieties). In addition, it is important to choose the right load class, otherwise, the laminate quickly warps and wears out. Lack of backing and improper installation causes creak and loud noise.
Bright elegant laminate in the kitchen
Laminate in bright colors in the hallway
Such flooring has the best performance in terms of noise absorption and thermal insulation. Made from natural material, they are placed in rooms where environmental friendliness is important, silence, warm floor, cork is very pleasant to the touch, pleasant walk barefoot. Absolutely non-slip coating. Main disadvantages – price (very high) and low strength, easily torn – cork is not withstands sharp legs and heels, animal claws.
Cork coating – a stylish highlight of the interior
Cork flooring in the kitchen is not afraid of accidental falling objects
Cork flooring in the living room – soft and comfortable