Six Top Flooring Ideas for 2011
We’ve all heard about the eco-friendly nature of bamboo floors. The hard wood creates a beautiful backdrop for furnishings in the home, and is also renewable due to the bamboo tree become mature every three years. Bamboo floors can be a bit more expensive but it is super strong and bodes well in climates with extreme humidity or dryness.
Rubber Tile Floors
Rubber tile floors are not only for commercial installations. Tiles are made in intriguing colors and patterns, and can be installed to resemble an area rug. Totally durable, non-slip surfaces that are easy to clean.
Leather Floor Tiles
Leather floor tiles may seem a bit over the top, but when used in a thoughtful way, leather floor tiles can add a sense of elegance to a room….or an edge….or a masculine presence. Leather floor tiles are durable and definitely produce an emotional response. The tiles come in all kinds of colors due to sophisticated dying processes.
Concrete floors are perhaps the most durable kind of flooring. Made to last a lifetime, concrete floors are also easily transformed into a decorative anchor in any decor. Stains and tints can be added to the concrete to achieve many unique looks. Some worry about emissions from concrete, but that can usually be addressed with a proper sealing to the surface. Concrete floors are easy to clean and ideal for those who suffer from allergies.
Cork flooring is naturally beautiful and it also has natural bug-repellant called suberin that is naturally occurring. It is easy to clean and helps to reduce noise. Cork has a somewhat bouncy quality to it, making it easy on the feet, back and legs. It’s also an environmentally friendly material, coming from the bark of the cork oak tree – taking the bark and leaving the tree to continue living.
Indeed you read correctly, there’s a floor made entirely of pennies! While there may be only one known of its kind in the U.S., we thought it would be fun to include the photos from the Revolver shoe shop in Indiana. If installed in a home, we wonder what the return on investment of a penny floor might be?
This entry was posted on November 1, 2011 by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty. It was filed under Interior Design, Nashville, Real Estate Tips and was tagged with bamboo floor photos, beautiful floors, beautiful floors in nashville, concrete floor, cork floor, floors made of pennies, kinds of flooring 2011, leather tile floor, nashville floors, nashville sotheby's, residential flooring options 2011, revolver nobelsville shoes, rubber tile floors, top flooring options for home, types of flooring.