What is the right Floor Material for my home?

Cork Floor

Don't think a floor is just something to walk on, let it shout! Your floor material choices can be drab and lifeless, or upbeat and extraordinary. It's up to you to decide. The web is crammed with unique and interesting flooring ideas that are just waiting for you to discover them.

Your choices can include:

  • bamboo
  • concrete
  • carpeting
  • ceramic tile
  • cork
  • laminate - strip and tile
  • linoleum
  • moasaic tile
  • stone tile
  • vinyl - sheet and tile
  • hardwood

Then you can cover your floor material with rugs like:

  • sheepskin
  • cowhide
  • lambskin
  • elkskin
  • sisal
  • bamboo
  • jute
  • sea grass and mountain grass
  • braided rugs
  • rag rugs and
  • hand hooked rugs in silk, wool, or other fibers

  • Let's look at a few of the more innovative and interesting choices. It's a lot more fun than just showing youa hundred colors of hardwood floor material, right?


    Concrete can be transformed into a work of art by staining, polishing and creating designs in driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool areas, walkways, interior floors and entryways so they look like beautiful polished marble tiles, brick, flagstone, cobblestone, octagonal, or decorative tile patterns. This method of floor treatment is durable and beautiful. Take a look at Pro Concrete Designs for some of the most beautiful concrete treatments I have seen on the web.

    Bamboo and Cork

    Bamboo Flooring Material is more durable than hardwood and can withstand heavy traffic. There are many colors and patterns to choose from. It is water resistant, insect resistant and fire resistant. Bamboo is a renewable resource, so the world's natural resources are not depleted by using bamboo to manufacture floors.

    Cork flooring is harder than natural hardwood, and comes in many choices of colors and designs. It is water resistant, insect resistant, fire resistant, bright, clean, and has a beautiful appearance. Duro Design floor material has a wide selection of both types of floor material to choose from.

    Natural Fibers

    Sisal, Jute, and Seagrass are popular fibers made from plants grown in Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and Asia. Rugs and carpets made of natural fibers are a popular choice by interior designers and do-it-yourselfers alike. These types of rugs and carpet are durable, easy to maintain, and affordable! Cleaning them is easy, so it's a great time saver.

    Natural fiber floorings can be used as area rugs or wall-to-wall carpets to add style to your Southwestern Dream Home. They are available in all shapes and sizes to suit every area of your home. Visit Buy direct from manufacturer and save 80% on all Jute Rugs with FREE shipping on any US order.

    Patterned Rug

    Patterned Rugs

    Natural fibers and synthetics are both used to create many beautiful patterned rugs that can dress up a drab or ordinary floor to create decor with flair! Check out all the lovely designs Rugs Express have hundreds to offer. Anytime you want to change the look in your home, just change the rug. You'll have much less expense than replacing the floor and the room will take on a whole new look.


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