When building your new house or renovating your current house, it is important to have proper knowledge on the different types of equipment and material you have decided to work with. It is necessary to do thorough research on each thing you are working on and then choose the most suitable. Therefore given below is information on the pros and cons on two of the popular types available these days.
Since recent vinyl flooring has become very popular, and is a type of resilient flooring this means that it is an artificial composite floor and includes, rubber, linoleum, plastic and of course vinyl. Vinyl has many advantages; it is sound proof, versatile, cost effective and it is most popular for its waterproof properties. Along with these advantages, an added advantage is that vinyl flooring is easy to find as you can find vinyl flooring online as well and it is also very easy to install.
With all these advantages there are a few disadvantages as well, one of the main disadvantages is that this flooring uses a lot of PVC, which can be very harmful, especially for people with respiratory issues. Vinyl flooring can be easily damaged therefore you need to be extra careful when moving your furniture. Even though this type is very easy to install, the pre-installation process can be very tiresome.
One of the most commonly used types is the carpet rug; this is due to the long list of advantages it comes with, similar to the vinyl flooring, carpets too have a positive effect on noise pollution and it absorbs sound. The other advantages are, that it is very eco-friendly, as it saves energy because of its low heat conduction and natural thermal insulators. It is also very kid friendly, as whether the floor is wet or not there will be no need to worry about slippage. Having a carpet can help you health wise as well as it easily traps dust, therefore it will not be contaminating your air and will leave no room to carry germs.
Even though we have established that the carpet trapping dust is good for your health, it can also be a disadvantage as it can be harmful to people who have allergies and respiratory problems, therefore to avoid this from happening you need to see to it that its cleaned regularly which can also be very costly.
After reading the above, you will have information on each of the two types of flooring, allowing you to contemplate and decide which one of these types will be best suited for you.