Stones suited for the purpose should be strong and able to resist abrasion and impact besides giving a pleasing appearance. Some of the stones which is used for floor construction are given below.
- Kota stone
- Sand stone
TERRAZZO FLOORING OR MOSAIC FLOORING
Terrazzo flooring is yet another type of flooring that has been commonly used in India. As this type of flooring gives a pleasing look, it has been extensively provided in living rooms, bed rooms etc.
Marble flooring has traditionally been provided in religious places, palaces, havelis etc, as it enhances the look of the structure. Lately such flooring has been used extensively in residential buildings also. Marble floorings are costly and can be used preferable for living rooms and bed rooms.
Flooring tiles in India have over the years gained popularity over the cement and concrete flooring. Tiles are available in different patterns, designs and utility options. Usually they are costlier than the cement concrete flooring and its cost depends upon the type of tile being used. Various types of flooring tiles are as follows.
- Chequered Tile
- Glazed Tile
- Vitrified Tile
- PVC Tiles
Wooden flooring is most commonly used in hilly regions of the country where the temperature are quite low. At present they are also being provided in floors of high end housing to give a good appearance.
Bamboo flooring is very commonly used in areas where bamboo is available locally. However such floorings have recently become quite popular due to its aesthetics, being uniquely attractive, strong and resilient, dimensionally stable, moisture and stain resistant and being environmentally friendly. It is also said to have better properties than hard wood.
Real linoleum is an all-natural flooring option made of linseed oil, cork dust, wood flour, tree resins, ground limestone and pigments, all pressed onto a jute backing. It’s long-lasting, easy to clean, and often contains recycled content.
- Self-Dispersing ,Self-Leveling.
- Mortar Epoxy Flooring—this floor is the strongest of all the different types of epoxy floors, and should be used in heavy industrial areas.
- Graveled Epoxy Floors—these are the most complex type of floors, and the most decorative. They also have good anti-slip elements.
In addition to offering better performance, these floors have gotten a bit of a makeover. Available in sheets, tiles, or planks, today’s vinyl flooring comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and trendy designs, with many high-end styles impressively mimicking the look and textures of popular materials such as real ceramic tile, stone, and wood.
- Warm and soft to the touch
- Fairly inexpensive
- There is a wide selection of colors and styles
- They offer insulation and sound proofing
- Easy to clean
- Easy to maintain and repair
Cork’s Insulating Properties: The inside of a piece of cork is made up of millions of tiny air filled chambers. These act as barriers against the transmission of noise, effectively insulating any room where this material is installed. This will help to keep noise from transmitting down through the floor, or up through the ceiling.
The soft surface of a cork floor can act as a kind of cushion, which stretches across the room providing a certain amount of protection in case someone accidentally trips and falls. This makes it a great choice for children’s rooms, allowing them to get down directly on the floor to play without having to worry about hard surfaces and harsh injuries. This also makes it an appropriate choice for senior citizen living areas.
- Laminate flooring is durable and strong.
- The flooring is designed to heavy traffic.
- It is also easy to clean and maintain.
- It is versatile and obtainable in a range of colors, shades, and styles.
- Flooring is less expensive than hardwood flooring, but it gives the same beautiful look.
- Dirt and dust cannot keep on in laminate flooring.
- Cladding is an exterior finishing system meant to protect the underlying structure (like a home) and provide an aesthetically appealing finish.
- How long it lasts depends on the type of cladding, but most cladding systems are quite durable and last up to 50 years.
- Homes with stone cladding tend to look more elegant, natural, and earthy.
- Timber cladding comes in horizontal boards, shingles, or panels. It’s a popular choice for many homeowners because the look of real timber on homes is rustic, warm, and inviting. It also is a good natural insulator, and it’s an environmentally friendly cladding choice.
- Metal cladding can give your home a sleek, modern look, and it comes in a range of colors to suit your home. Steel and aluminum are popular metal choices for metal cladding systems.