Flooring Choices for Every Accommodation: Residential Homes, Service Apartments, Hotels, and More

July 6, 2023

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Here are some popular flooring choices in residential house, service apartment, hotel and other accommodation related business for considerations:

Hardwood Flooring

Pros: It is a beautiful, warm, long-lasting flooring that goes with any décor. Solid wood flooring can be refinished multiple times.

Cons: Hardwood flooring is susceptible to moisture — it is not for bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements. It requires constant maintenance to retain its looks.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Pros: The laminate construction of engineered wood flooring provides good stability. The top veneer is real wood and so has all of wood’s natural warmth and beauty.

Cons: The real wood surface of engineered wood flooring may scratch and dent, and it cannot be refinished more than once.

Laminate Flooring

Pros: Sturdy laminate construction resists warping; tough plastic wear layer shrugs off scuffs and scratches; can mimic almost any other type of flooring (wood, ceramic tile); can be installed over some existing floorings.

Cons: Super-hard surface feels artificial; can be slippery when wet; can’t be refinished.

Vinyl Flooring

Pros: Tough vinyl flooring is impervious to water and its resilient construction feels good underfoot. It’s relatively inexpensive. Vinyl plank flooring can mimic real wood and tile.

Cons: Vinyl is not as natural as wood and stone due to the repeated pattern.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Pros: Ceramic tile flooring comes in an enormous array of colors and styles — it is a designer’s favorite medium. Glazed ceramic tile flooring is durable, impervious to moisture and resists stains and scratches.

Cons: The hardness and coldness of ceramic tile underfoot isn’t to everyone’s liking. Grout lines require constant maintenance. Plus, mind your step carefully when wet.

For an inspiration on how the above various flooring solutions are implemented in different projects, visit our Design Gallery for some great ideas.


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