A floor makes one of the most significant fashion statements in a home. Hence, you must put in some effort in ensuring your floor looks good, updated, and warm -with elegant solutions like tile flooring.
In recent years, homeowners have embraced and leaned towards neutral coloured floors. They have accepted flaws like rock streaks and knots as part of the aesthetics of a modern floor. In this article, we discuss some of the floor design trends, starting with the typical ceramic tiles we have in most Kenyan homes today.
1. Ceramic Tiles
This type of flooring has been around for a while now. It has helped us introduce different styles, patterns, and colours to interiors and exteriors; in both residential and commercial spaces.
Ceramic tiles are built to last several decades without losing their gloss and functional integrity. They’re made of quartz sand and clay. The clay allows these tiles to restrict water flow. Hence, you don’t have to worry about water sipping through your tiles and destroying your floor.
To achieve great ceramic flooring, however, you need to hire a professional who knows how to install tiles without wasting too much material.
The downside of ceramic tiles is that they’re poor heat insulators. If you have them in your house, you may have to wear socks at all times and introduce pile carpets to keep yourself warm. The good news is that they’re a cheap, beautiful flooring option that Reny Interiors would advise you to go for while on a strict budget.
2. Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors are the hottest types of floors in Kenya at the moment. They’re ideal for kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and bathrooms.
This flooring material has a striking resemblance to real hardwood floors, and many people can hardly tell the difference until they touch it. It is waterproof and withstands wear and tear in high traffic areas like foyers, hallways, and living rooms.
If you wish to buy and install laminate floors in your home, be sure to source your materials from reliable flooring material vendors that promise nothing short of quality.
3. Engineered Wood Floors
Telling the difference between engineered wood floors and solid hardwood floors can be quite the sport. Both floor types have their pros and cons, but one thing they have in common is their durability.
Engineered wood is made of plywood or hardwood covered with real wood veneers. It has enhanced stability, strength, and moisture resistance. You can install engineered wood flooring in your home or workplace without worrying about warping.
For an elegant finish, you can sand and apply varnish on engineered wood –just like you would do for hardwood floors.
This type of wood flooring is perfect for living rooms, staircases, offices, kitchens, and bathrooms with little moisture content.
4. Vinyl Floors
The two common types of vinyl flooring material are sheet flooring and tile flooring. Tile flooring uses tiles that are either 12 by 12 inches or 9 by 9 inches. Sheet tiles, on the other hand, come in 6 by 12 feet.
Vinyl sheet floors offer higher moisture resistance than tile flooring. Nonetheless, many consumers prefer vinyl tile flooring because they are cheaper and provide aesthetic properties similar to ceramic tiles.
This type of floor is suitable for high traffic areas like office lobbies, living rooms, kitchens, entryways, and staircases. You should entail the services of a professional interior designer when selecting and installing vinyl flooring. They will enable you to choose the right tile for your space and install it in a way that guarantees durability, strength, and timeless beauty.
5. Fumed Wood Flooring
This flooring solution is primarily made of wood. And like any other wood flooring, it is enhanced to give it the desired finish. Fumed wood flooring is achieved through a process known as fuming. Fumes of ammonia are applied to natural wood to give a dark-toned finish. Due to the nature of this finishing process, fumed wood planks don’t always look alike. This strike of serendipity gives us a unique wood finish for our home and workplace floors.
6. Hardwood Flooring
Wood is one of the oldest forms of floor decoration. It has evolved to include different finishes and look-alike versions that have emerged in recent flooring trends. Hardwood flooring remains to be among the few flooring solutions that offer long-lasting service and excellent appearance.
One of the pitfalls of this type of floor, however, is that it dents and develops scratches over time. Hence, you need to factor in the maintenance cost when installing or parquetting your wooden floor. Experts at Reny Interiors advise that you refinish your hardwood flooring every 3 to 5 years.
These are just a few of the hundreds of flooring solutions available in the market today. If you wish to buy or install any of the flooring solutions discussed above, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0706244085. We will provide you with a free quote, affordable solutions, and deliver high-quality work.