For spreading personality around a room, the area rug has few rivals. What could be more elegant than an heirloom quality Oriental area rug atop a gleaming hardwood floor, or more charming than a handcrafted braided area rug on timeworn pine planks.
Today, hand or machine made pile rugs in graphic, contemporary designs are produced. Although those by 'name' designers and one-offs commissioned for hand-weavers are obviously expensive, cheaper massed produced versions can be very reasonable.
An animal print rug is ideal for adding a visual interest to a room. There is everything from leopard print area rugs, zebra print rugs and tiger stripe rugs and many more.Take a walk on the wild side with an animal print rug.
Accent rugs are probably one of the best accessories that you can add to a room to really accentuate and bring out a theme or style.
Accent rugs can be braided, Persian, Orientals, rag, hooked and just about any other design.
Laminate is a floor covering that appears similar to hardwood but is made with a plywood or medium density fiberboard core with a plastic laminate top layer. Laminate may be more durable than hardwood, but cannot be refinished like hardwood.
Laminate plank flooring is a multi-layer product fused together. Laminate flooring planks simulate wood grain with a photographic layer under a clear protective finish. It is usually easier to install and maintain than traditional hardwood flooring.
Vinyl floor tile is frequently chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. VCT has high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with strippers and buffing equipment.
Unlike tiles which are made of minerals, resilient flooring is made of materials that have some elasticity, giving the flooring a degree of flexibility called resilience. The flooring is available in large sheets or pre-cut tiles.
Engineered hardwood has a thin solid wood layer on top with a composite core. It can be a less expensive option than buying hardwood, but it cannot be sanded and refinished. This flooring typically is installed with a click-lock method.
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor.