If you’re a member of a busy family, choosing flooring for your home can be tricky. You need a material that can handle the daily wear and tear delivered by children and pets, including but not limited to drops, spills, dirt, and dust. However, just because you’re looking for durable flooring doesn’t mean you want to sacrifice aesthetic appeal. In any space the best floors are those that continue to look beautiful with relatively little maintenance.
Here we’ll be discussing three different flooring options that pass the test of simultaneous aesthetic appeal and durability: cork flooring, bamboo flooring, and carpet tiles. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding one of these reliable materials to your White Bear Lake home.
This is a style of flooring that has increased in popularity within the past few years. Made from the bark of cork oak trees, cork flooring is known for its soft underfoot, hypoallergenic nature, and easy maintenance. It can be swept, mopped, or vacuumed and tends to hide scrapes and scuffs well. Another benefit: children are less likely to get hurt if they slip and fall on this type of flooring compared to stone or wood-look tile.
Similar to cork flooring, bamboo flooring is also a natural alternative to hardwood. It withstands heavy foot traffic just as well as hardwood and can be easily washed with a mild cleaning agent and a cloth. Bamboo is especially appealing to families because it’s one way to limit your children’s exposure to harsh manmade chemicals.
Most homeowners wouldn’t consider adding carpet tiles to a residential space because they’re much more common within the commercial sphere. Nevertheless, carpet tiles are a great option for basements and children’s playrooms. Carpet cushions falls and drops better than any other flooring, and carpet tiles offer the unique benefit of spot repairs. If part of your carpet is ever damaged you won’t have to worry about replacing an entire floor. You can easily and inexpensively remove and replace a single carpet tile or group of tiles.
Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we’d love to help you find the right floors for your busy family. We proudly serve the greater White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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