Home Ideas Magazine - August 2015
If you have a home renovation or remodeling project that involves a change in the floor then you need to consider what type of flooring product is needed for the project. Some of the criteria for a new floor might be the look of the flooring, the cost and how heavily it will be used. A popular option is to use recycled flooring products. These are products or materials that have been re-purposed from another industry to create flooring for the home.
Materials in recycled flooring products can include such items as rubber, wood or plastic. For some tiling products, manufactures use recycled glass taken from a standard glass bottle. Recycled metals can also be used to make original looking tiles. Glass tiles come in many colors and designs and can also give a distinctive look to a bathroom or kitchen.
Rubber floors are useful in industrial environments or maybe for the garage, utility room or shed. You can get flooring that is made from recycled tires. This flooring is durable and hardy. For more standard flooring products you can find many laminate floors that are made from recycled wood. This includes cork flooring that is an option for kitchen flooring. Flooring products made from bamboo are popular because of the sustainable nature of the bamboo plant. It is a fast growing plant that can be renewed in a short space of time.
Recycled flooring products are priced at a competitive price to non recycled materials. In some cases they are cheaper. This may be a consideration for you when considering a large renovation project. Or maybe you are just interested in the idea of reusing materials for environmental reasons.
It is important to establish a budget when doing a home renovation. The cost of the flooring material will have to be factored into the overall cost of the project. This will include other materials and appliances that you may be using and the cost of labor.
Another consideration with flooring products is the amount of traffic that the room is likely to get. If the room is the kitchen then you can safely say that it will get a lot on feet on it. If it is a bedroom then this will not be the case. If you have kids and pets then the floors may get more heavily used. This should be considered. Recycled wood products like bamboo are durable. Recycled tiling is also durable and will be able to handle heavy use. These types of flooring materials are easier to clean up and do not get stained or dented easily.
Contact the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire at www.hbasiouxempire.com or call 605-361-8322 for a list of associates who can assist you in your flooring needs.