It is important to realise that although our first interaction with a space is a visual one, the first physical contact a person will have with the space will be the flooring. Since flooring is a permanent part of the home, we will be sharing with you some of the more popular floor surfaces.
Ceramic tile is composed of natural clay, sand and water. Ceramic tiles are best used for decorative purposes and are designed to be used indoor. They are mainly used for rooms like living rooms and kitchen with high human traffic. And as many cite ceramic tiles’ cold and hard surfaces as a con, the cooler touch of ceramic tile surfaces may be an advantage in Malaysia’s warm climate.
Marble flooring is one of the most luxurious and sophisticated floorings to install in a home and adds a whole new element of class. While it is extremely durable and relatively easy-to-maintain, the complicated extraction of marble places it on the higher end of the price tag. As marble is a natural stone, they tend to get easily stained and hence you will need to pay extra attention to the maintenance of these floors. There is different type of marbles available in various colours, there is no doubt homeowners can find the right marble for their home.
Cement screed flooring is by far the best option for homeowners leaning towards the industrial look. Cement screed have an appealing look due to their raw grey hues, giving your home an edgy look and is relatively easy to maintain. For a contemporary look, integrate wood tones in light or medium hues into the interiors to infuse warmth into a space while complementing the greys of concrete screed beautifully.
Like ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are also made from clay, sand and water. However, porcelain tiles are baked at a high temperature for a long period of time to ensure that all moisture is removed, and hence they are much harder and durable than ceramic. Porcelain tiles are very versatile and able to withstand heavy foot traffic and stronger resistance against wear and tear. They are commonly found in bathroom, kitchen, balcony and porch.
Engineered wood is also known as manmade wood. They are a cheaper alternative to hardwood floors as they provide homeowners with the natural beauty and texture of wood. As engineered wood flooring is still real wood, it is prone to scratches and dents, just like solid wood floors. However, this type of material feels good underfoot, which is why they are usually used in bedrooms.