So you are thinking of updating your old dirty carpet, but the options seem to be limited and expensive. It turns out carpet and wood are not your only or necessarily best options. If you are looking for flooring on a budget, or simply looking for a unique alternative to the norm, consider some of the following options.
A great option for those looking for something contemporary or modern is to use the concrete that is oftentimes found underneath whatever your current flooring is. There are a variety of different treatments you can apply to concrete that can give it a number of different outcomes, depending on what your vision is. There are plenty of resources online to help you brainstorm applications as well as techniques for implementing them in your own home. This option can be done with relatively little investment, and the possibilities are numerous.
An alternative to run of the mill carpet that many people never consider is the use of carpet tiles for your flooring. This can not only had an artistic flair or style to your home, but can be very practical as well. Carpet tiles are often times made with a low plie so it is very easy to clean. Additionally, if there is a stain that you can not get rid of, you have the option of removing one carpet tile and replacing it. This is a great ‘flooring on a budget’ alternative to replacing the whole room of carpet.
A great alternative to wood flooring that many people never consider is the use of cork. It has come a long way and many styles are made to look just like wood. Not only that but it is surprisingly durable and forgiving. This makes it great to use in high traffic areas or if you have pets. Another benefit is that cork often has a bit of spring to it. Because of this it is more forgiving on your joints. This is especially true in rooms where you may stand a lot such as the kitchen. An additional benefit is that it is more environmentally friendly as there is an overabundance of cork on our planet.
Hopefully this has opened your eyes to other options than just wood and carpet. These are just a few ideas, but there are a number of other options that you can consider when replacing your flooring in your home. At the end of the day you will want to pick something that you both love but that also makes the most sense for your needs.
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