Flooring And Floor Covering: An Important Factor In Home Interior Decorating
Let me start by saying that flooring and floor covering are not the same.
Flooring includes the hard surfaces found in your home such as wood, tile, and stone that are typically permanent fixtures.
Floor covering includes materials such as carpeting and area rugs that are often laid over hard surfaces.
Now that I’ve gotten that little technicality out of the way, let’s discuss why the way your floor looks is important in home interior decorating.
You’ve probably walked into the lobby of a grand hotel and noticed the marble or stone flooring with intricate and elegant designs. Remember how that made you feel?
It looked so shiny and beautiful you felt a little guilty walking across it…but you also sensed that there was something very special inside.
Of course you may not be ready to drop a bundle on a marble floor for your living room, but whatever material you choose for your floor will help to set the overall mood.
Are you seeking a sophisticated look and feel for an entry hallway? If so, black and gold, diamond shaped glazed tiles might do the trick.
Or maybe you’re thinking of something more casual and durable? Then wall- to-wall carpeting may be all that you need.
As you can imagine, your choices for flooring and floor covering are virtually unlimited.
If you have children or pets you can expect more wear and tear, so durability has to be a factor. Wood flooring may be your dream choice, but you’ll have to decide how you will handle scratches and spills.
The remainder of this page covers key points that you should consider before selecting your flooring and floor covering, and it outlines the advantages and disadvantages of popular types.
I have also created a separate page on decorating with Area Rugs. When you’re done, come back and click on this link to learn more…
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The only exception I would like to make to the above statement pertains to your bathrooms. I recommend in your toilet and shower areas that you stick with a moisture resistant material such as tile or stone.
But by all means use your imagination here as well. There are all kinds of materials and patterns that could be used. Just watch this video to check out some of the new types of flooring options in the marketplace. Some of this stuff is absolutely amazing!
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