Over the next few weeks here on the Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors blog, we will be going through various forms of flooring. This week we will be looking at timber flooring. Namely: hardwood, vinyl and wood-look tiles.
First of all we have hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors are amongst the most pricey forms of floors. However, they are incredibly durable and stand the test of time. There are so many different types of timbers to choose from. The most popular we find is oak flooring. This comes in various shades, and you will be sure to find tones that suit your space.
Next on our list, we have vinyl flooring. “Vinyl is a type of flooring that is made out of synthetic materials such as PVC vinyl, and a plasticizer. It’s especially durable because it’s made from multiple layers and has a thick core to keep you comfortable when you’re walking. Vinyl flooring is especially celebrated for its resistance to moisture.” – TLC Flooring
Therefore, vinyl is great to use in areas that could experience moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens. It can be made with a grain, which helps with grip when walking. Vinyl flooring is also great as it produces a soft walking sound, so you won’t have to worry about those “clip clop” sounds all the time. Another pro to vinyl is that it is durable and easy to clean.
Wood-look or timber-look tiles are also incredibly durable, and can be cleaned easily. They are good for large areas, as they are often very affordable, and can create a cohesive look. They can also be installed on walls, which is helpful if you are wanting to put them in shower areas.
Wood-look tiles are in fact, tiles, therefore grout will be required. Grout, luckily comes in various colours so you will be able to match up your colour easily. Wood look tiles are man-made and therefore little variation will occur throughout the tiling. They can also be installed in many different patterns, and come in all different shapes and sizes.