The time has gone when the circle of floor coveringsLimited to parquet, linoleum and painted boards. What is it worth to choose today for the bathroom, kitchen, hallway, living room and bedroom? Modern materials are real design solutions. Accounting for their technical features is not an easy task, especially since they can be very different for each room. We asked the founder and managing director of the design repair service "Quadrime" Timur Abdrakhmanov about which version of the finish floor covering is preferable depending on the purpose of the room. How to choose
- It is not enough to know the characteristics of the material, because in many coatings they are similar. It is worth starting with the general selection criteria - they can become significant restrictors.
- Location of the room. For example, if the apartment is on the first floor, and in the basement dampness, then you have to choose only moisture-resistant materials.
- Stacking technology. The thickness of different materials, especially after laying, is significantly different, which can create obstacles and discomfort when moving from room to room. To avoid this, it is necessary to do an equalizing screed.
- The price of the material. Artistic parquet and natural stone are not the most accessible materials, therefore, when choosing them, the price should be considered before the aesthetic effect. This material is suitable, for example, if you really need to emphasize your social status.
- State of overlappings. It is not always possible to make a concrete screed in an apartment with wooden ceilings, before you need to calculate the load in order to avoid emergency situations. And the majority of modern finishing floor coverings require an even basis.
- Composition of the inhabitants. If the apartment has a large family with children and pets - you will have to choose something that is solid and simple in cleaning.
Now let's see how the finishing finish depends onFeatures of each room. So we get a priority set of technical and performance characteristics of the material, which will help us make the best choice. Related articles Bedroom - comfort and comfort Features of the room is that it is a place for recreation, where one wants silence, the opportunity to walk barefoot, enjoy a cosiness that does not depend on fashion, but on personal taste. For a bedroom prefer a laminate, as a more durable and rich in texture finish. But the laminate is cold, so you have to compensate for this lack of heating system or to cover the floor with a thick carpet. More comfortable solutions - "warm" floor coverings, such as carpet, natural wood, parquet, parquet board. The advantage here is for a parquet board: it is cheaper than parquet, but in appearance it does not concede. It is a natural material, with good thermal insulation properties, easy to care for and durable. Children's room - safety and practicalityOn these qualities of the floor cover the most attention is paid to the parents. The top 5 natural materials on the modern construction market looks like this: cork, carpet products made from natural fibers, wooden parquet, bamboo parquet and natural linoleum. The cork takes the first place not by chance. It is distinguished by its high strength, water resistance, does not creak, it suppresses noise. It is especially valuable that it is antistatic, hypoallergenic and bactericidal, does not collect dust. Gives beautiful tactile sensations (soft, warm), because of elasticity reduces the load on the fragile baby spine. Corridor and entrance hall - durability Here it is importantCombine two criteria. Firstly, wear resistance, as these premises take the impact of the natural elements from the street. Secondly, from here guests evaluate your housing, and the hallway must adequately represent it. The best coatings are ceramic granite and ceramic tiles. Both materials are resistant to moisture, easily cleaned from any dirt, even from the tracks of rubber shoes, durable. At the same time, they are aesthetically pleasing and offer great opportunities for interior decoration. Ceramic granite has an even higher strength than tiles, and great opportunities for creating a unique design, because it perfectly imitates the texture of any natural stone and wood. Kitchen and bathroom - confrontation with an aggressive environment These rooms are subject to increased requirements for many characteristics, but the priorities here can be very individual. Let's estimate the basic characteristics of floor coverings, capable to withstand aggressive environments. Because the floor in the bathroom is important in the firstTurn moisture resistance, laminate is not suitable. Not very comfortable will be the floor in the bathroom made of natural stone, because it is difficult to clean and poorly retains heat. Therefore, the optimal option for this room is tile or granite. Additional pluses of a floor in a bathroom from a tile: set of variations of drawing, from monophonic to patterns. Also, many ways of laying - along the diagonal, in parallel, in checkerboard order, "Christmas tree". Additional advantages of the floor in the bathroom fromPorcelain stoneware: combines the advantages of natural stone and tiles, so it is distinguished by its exceptional strength and durability. It is possible to imitate any material, even metal and fabric. For a deluxe kitchen, a natural stone is suitable. It's luxurious, unique and not just aesthetically pleasing - for decades the floor in your kitchen will look like it's just been done. However, to maintain this state, care and polishing are necessary from time to time. Ceramic tiles for the kitchen are all good, exceptThe fact that one has to accept the loss of utensils that fell to the floor. It will inevitably be broken. In this respect, the ceramic granite is more careful. And the combination of other characteristics is the best material for the kitchen. Laminate for a number of characteristics inferior to their brethren, but in fact it is bought quite often. In the kitchen, where no beet juice and fat from pans are shed on the floor, where pipes do not flow, and neighbors do not flood you with water streams from above, this flooring will serve as faith and truth for many years.