Flooring For You
Is there something missing that would really bring your home to life, but you just can’t put your finger on it? Chances are, it may just be your flooring. Make your home or office pop with a flooring update. A great looking floor will tie the whole room together, whether you want to wow your house guests, or give clients a warm welcome to your office. Claude Brown’s is dedicated to getting you the best options that your floors deserve.
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Types of Flooring
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Tile flooring is often considered a best option for bathrooms and kitchens, but many home buyers are even trying it out in hallways, entryways, laundry rooms, and more. When it comes to color and overall style options, tile is the most versatile flooring material available. Tile is very durable, easy to clean, and requires very little maintenance. Because tile can get cold on your feet, it is generally avoided in bedrooms, living rooms, and family rooms.
Hardwood & Bamboo
Hardwood is considered by most to be the best looking flooring type. Hardwood works very well in any living area, and occasionally even work in kitchens and dining rooms. Hardwood should be avoided in any room that frequently gets wet. Bamboo flooring is similar to hardwood in performance, cost, and maintenance.
Laminate flooring is essentially a low-cost alternative to hardwood. Laminate is made from wood pulp and resin and can look a lot like real wood, but a trained eye can usually tell the difference. Laminate can mimic almost any hardwood style. More specifically, laminate is made with an MDF (medium density fiberboard) core, with a “photo layer” and a thick polymer finish. The photo layer gives the laminate the appearance of real wood. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring cannot be refinished it if wears or is damaged, and laminate is impossible to repair.
Carpet is another flooring type that many people love because it comes in so many colors and styles. Carpet installs quickly and looks great when it’s new and cleanliness is maintained. It is also warm, soft, and quiet, which means it’s great for bedrooms and living rooms. Carpet should never be used in bathrooms or kitchens, as it will get quickly ruined by moisture and spills.
Vinyl & Linoleum
Vinyl flooring and linoleum flooring are different materials, but are similar types of flooring. They come in easy to install tiles, planks, and sheets. They are highly durable and moisture resistant, and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Vinyl and linoleum are great for high traffic areas that tend to get dirty, such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements. The primary difference between vinyl and linoleum is their materials. Vinyl is generally made from plastic, usually PVC, acrylic, and similar polymers. Linoleum is made with natural materials, primarily jute, cork, and linseed oil. Many people prefer linoleum as a more environmentally friendly version of vinyl.