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6 Perfect Floor Types Just Right For Your Home Part 3

  • Nest Admin
  • 03 March 2020



This is a conclusion of the helpful guide on 6 perfect floor types just right for your home which we shared in two earlier articles. If you haven’t read the first two parts, no worries as they are both 5-minute reads. Click here to read part 1 and for part 2, click here.

So, in this article, we will be exploring Terrazzo and Vinyl floors.

5. TERRAZZO FLOORS

Terrazzo is a flooring material traditionally made by exposing marble chips on the surface of concrete or in resins and then polishing until smooth. Terrazzo floors resemble mosaic and they date back to the Renaissance. The great Michelangelo had terrazzo floors installed when he was working on St Peter’s Basilica.

Pros:

Terrazzo floors are one of the most durable types of floors and can withstand high traffic without chipping. It requires low maintenance.The designs done on terrazzo’s can be dynamic- such as seals, logos as well as other designs. Terrazzo floors are environmentally-friendly as they can be made from recycled materials

Cons:

Terrazzo is quite slippery and can cause falls, so it may not be a good flooring choice for families with especially young or elderly members except if treated by applying non-slip additives to the surface. They have high initial costs for set up and require professional installation.

6. VINYL FLOORS

Vinyl is a type of resilient flooring, a flexible material that feels a bit softer underfoot than rigid wood or tiles. It’s made from a layer of PVC plastic over a layer of felt. Cushioned vinyl has a thin layer of foam as well, making it more comfortable to walk on. Thicker vinyl flooring can have a textured surface to make it look like wood or stone.

Pros:

Vinyl is a tough material and can stand up to both moisture and heavy traffic. It’s comfortable to walk on and warm on bare feet. It is inexpensive and relatively durable, lasting up to 20 years. Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and patterns.

Cons:

Vinyl flooring varies in quality and they are, overall, more likely to scratch than other types of flooring. It is not eco-friendly as PVC as a major component is a major source of phthalates which are plastic softeners that have been banned in toys because they harm children’s health and development.

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This marks the end of our series on 6 Floor Types Just Right for Your Home! We hope you enjoyed it.

We’d be taking on another interesting interior element in our next series.

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