Today many houses have floors more convenient to clean and maintain compare to floors of days long past gone. We no longer have deep carpeting and linoleum floors that costs too much to clean and maintain. Those days when one must endure musty smells of carpets that need vacuuming and tattered linoleum floors that may trip the unwary are now relegated to the past.
Modern homes have floors finished in ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles, wood tiles and factory laminated wood floorings able to withstand moisture and retain eye-catching freshly laminated looks even after being trodden on a hundred times. We can buy floor tiles and floor finishes from many Home Depot, Handyman and Sears’s stores scattered across the United States.
Your taste, aesthetic and practicality preference will be the greatest deciding factor on what type of floor finishing you will be making use of in your newly constructed homes or your newly remodeled one. Family with small children and aged parents living in need to have their home fitted with wooden tiles and factory laminated floor finishing. It will be healthier for them that may opt to walk barefoot to stabilize movement without slipping.
Wooden floors will still have that attractive shiny look as shiny as the ceramic tiles by application of wood stains and polyurethane top coat. You can vary the stain and color of the wood by the kind and type of the wood stain. Polyurethane gives the shiny top coat on wooden floors and factory laminated wooden floorings making the floor resists water and will remain shiny and attractive for a period of time. This is healthier for the little children and our aging parents. They are the ones after all who are fond of walking around the house barefoot.