If you’re looking to build a new home or office, or simply planning on renovating your house; there is one essential part of your house that you can not neglect. That is the flooring.
Quality flooring is essential to your space as it serves as the foundation of the design of your space. It not only improves the overall aesthetic but also enhances the functionality of the space alongside it.
That is why we’ve compiled a list of popular flooring materials being used in Pakistan to help you pick out the perfect flooring you would want for your space.
We’ll be comparing them based on their appearance, versatility, maintenance, durability, longevity, and most importantly whether or not it is pocket friendly. So let’s get started.
Hardwood brings the most options out of all the types of flooring on our list. Be it Oak, Pinewood, Beech, Teak, or Deodar. Hardwood Flooring is very versatile, providing several customizations as well as an array of textures to choose from as well. It is easy to install and maintain and also provides an elegant look to your space.
Hardwood floors are also said to be able to last a lifetime. The gloss of hardwood floors eventually comes to fade after 20 or so years but nothing a little refinish can’t fix. The point is that if properly installed and maintained, Hardwood floors can last you a lifetime.
However, Hardwood flooring is prone to water damage and it is definitely on the pricey end of the flooring on our list. So if you’re on a budget, you might want to skip this one.
Vinyl, is an incredibly pocket-friendly option available for those who are looking for an adaptable material that comes with a wide range of designs and finishes. It is very durable as some even come with a wear layer that can resist scratches and stains.
Owing to its durability and versatility, it works well in both homes and office spaces. Installation of vinyl is quick, which would help you save on labor costs as a bonus. Vinyl can last you upwards of 10-20 years and their maintenance is super easy as well so you won’t have to worry about that.
Vinyl however can not be used in industrial spaces as it does do well with very heavy loads. It also does not do well in outdoor spaces so it’s suggested to avoid placing vinyl in areas where there is direct sunlight as it may cause it to fade. Depending on the quality of the vinyl it can also be marked with sharp objects. Refinishing vinyl is a challenge and if the vinyl has been damaged it would need to be removed and replaced.
Laminate floorings are one of the cheapest and most popular flooring options in Pakistan. There are no limits to what and where with laminate flooring. It can be installed in any space and has designs ranging from simple to elegant and from natural to extravagant. All of this can be achieved with laminate flooring.
Depending on the quality used and if properly installed, laminate flooring can last up to 20-30 years. It is also not prone to age-related discoloration. Installation and maintenance are so easy that you can do both yourself, helping you save on any extra costs. The only drawback is that it can not be refinished. Otherwise, it is a very affordable and solid option to choose from.
If you’re looking for a cozy vibe for your interior then you might want to go for wall-to-wall carpeting. You get to choose from a multitude of designs and textures making it an incredibly versatile option. Carpet flooring can be easily installed and is budget-friendly however, getting it professionally cleaned is a bit pricey so maintenance would be an issue. It also shows wear and tear easily so it’s not something that can last you a very long time compared to the other options on the list.
Ceramics are a pretty commonly used material in homes and office spaces in Pakistan. They’re especially durable and easy to maintain. With ceramic flooring, one also gets endless design options as they can be cut into different shapes and even can reproduce the looks of different hardwoods and natural stones. It is a cost-effective option and can last you up to 20 years if maintained properly. The installation is labor intensive so it might be a bit difficult but ceramics are still a solid option.
Marble flooring is responsible for adding a touch of elegance to your interior. It is extremely durable and easily maintained. If maintained properly, it can last up to 25 years. Like ceramics, it comes in different designs and shapes but it is also prone to scratches and there is a lack of uniformity as no two tiles have the same natural pattern. It also falls in the high-end range of all the options on our list so along with its complex installation it might not be a very budget-friendly option.
Feel free to ask for our advice and select a better option for your perfect home makeover. We are industry veterans with in-depth knowledge of timber crafts. For further information and suitable choices, get in touch with us. You can check out the options available on our website or call us at +92-332-33-ebony(32669) for assistance.