Tile, wood, or laminate? There are several flooring options to choose from and several factors to consider such as moisture, durability, and budget. Each type has its own pros and cons, before making your choice it is important to understand the differences as well as which are important to you and your design.
- Tile is durable, timeless, and low maintenance. Tile can also be good on the budget depending on your selections. Traditionally it has been considered one of the cheaper options available. Water-resistant and eco-friendly are some additional benefits to tile flooring. The downside is that tile flooring is often cold and can be slippery which may not be good for senior homeowners.
- Wood floors bring a touch of nature and add a bit of warmth to the overall feel of the design. They are also durable and easy to clean. Real hardwood floors can also be stripped and restained if you decide you want to change the color scheme of the room or are simply tired of the current hue. Wood floors are a bit on the higher price point and it can also be a noisier option since every sound can be heard when you walk. Wood floors are prob to damage during water leaks that could require replacement.
- Laminate flooring has come a long way and is a great imitation of the real wood flooring. It is considered an eco-friendly choice since it is made to look like wood flooring without actually having to cut down trees. Because it usually comes in planks or tiles and snaps together, installation is a simple process. One other thing to mention is the fact that it cannot be refinished as wood flooring can, so once any damage is done or you tire of the color, the entire floor has to be replaced. With the improvements in laminate over the years, it is more resistant to water damage. Laminate usually has various levels of quality that determine the price.
Countertops are more than just a workspace, they have become a work of art. They come in a variety of materials including granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite that each meet a different need or requirement for your particular lifestyle. More color options are available now meaning that countertops can be a focal point as well as functional. To learn more about the differences in the material choices and which one might be better suited to your lifestyle, you can read our blog here.
The cabinets have been installed, everything looks so good but there is one thing missing, hardware. Hardware is always the finishing touch to cabinets, similar to jewelry. What is unique about these accessories is the fact that they are the most touched. While we will admire our lights and simply walk on our floors without giving a second thought, we will physically touch and use the hardware on our cabinets. They provide more than beauty to our cabinets, they are also functional which means it is important to pick something that works well for you. Read more about hardware in this blog post.
The perfect find
Choosing the accents for your design is something we take seriously here at Greenbrook Design. Whether it is lighting, flooring, or hardware you need, we are here to help you find that perfect accessory that will give your design just the right touch. We invite you to visit our showroom where you can see and touch countless options available for your space.
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