Many people walk on flooring all day without really considering what is under their feet. There are many types of flooring, including carpeting, that cover our homes. Each type of flooring has its own uses and function. Here is a look at the most common types of flooring you will see in homes across the nation:
- Vinyl: Vinyl flooring is inexpensive and durable. It is a very efficient flooring used often in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where there is high water use.
- Carpeting: There are many types of carpet. The various styles do a lot to define a room, or an era. (Do you remember the shag carpet trend of the 1960s?) Carpeting is a nice way to soften an interior space. You see it often in bedrooms and community spaces where people like to relax.
- Tile: Tile is another type of flooring that we see in bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet spaces. It helps protect from potential mold problems that we would see if carpet were often in a wet, humid space.
- Hardwood: Hardwood flooring is another common type of floor covering you will see in many homes. It is a more expensive flooring material that is beautiful, durable, and long-lasting.
These are just a few of the common types of carpeting and flooring you will see in residential areas. In fact, if you look below your feet right now, there is a good chance you will see one of these flooring types.