The living room is the place where we spend most of our time when we are at home. Therefore, a comfortable interior in this room is very important, not we want to feel at ease here. Laminate and parquet are for this reason the most popular floor coverings in homes. They bring available through their warm wood look a cozy atmosphere in the room, are of high quality and durable and in many different designs. Meanwhile, however, many people are looking for an alternative for the flooring in the living room.
Which flooring is best suited for the living room?
These six versions are especially popular:
- Wood powder flooring
Below we explain the special features and the advantages and disadvantages of each flooring.
Tiles as a cozy alternative to parquet and laminate
Tiles are also in demand for the living room
Tiles are in the bathroom or in the kitchen? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Also for the living room, there is the easy-care, durable and durable flooring in homely design. Suitable are variants in unusual colors, marble appearance or in wood design. leaves to taste spread a luxurious castle ambience or Mediterranean flair with tiles in the living room. In addition to the wide range of optics tiles offer even in the living room but another advantage: They are perfect for use with underfloor heating.
a heated tile floor can be the right solution for both large and open living spaces
Wood powder flooring combines the advantages of tile and wood floors
Those who can not decide between tiles and a wooden floor, but is looking for a floor covering that combines the advantages of both variants, is well advised with a so-called wood powder coating such as Nadura MEISTER. That is a durable and easy Flooring, the surface of wood fibers and mineral substances is. In the production of fine wood fibers are mixed with mineral components and pressed at high temperatures and under high pressure. Thanks to the special manufacturing process, the floor combines the durability and hardness of stone tiles with the warm look of a wooden floor. The proportion of wood fibers ensures that the body heat is not dissipated as quickly as with stoneware or ceramic floors. therefore keeping feet warm without slippers.
Parquet and laminate can be perfect with a wood powder flooring replace
Cork flooring is sustainable and visually versatile
An ecological and visually appealing alternative to parquet and laminate is a sustainable cork. He is laid usually as solid tiles that are glued to the ground and sealed later. Floating cork, however, is already sealed and is particularly easy via tongue and groove embarrassed. Because cork is a renewable resource, load a floor made of this material to the environment less than laminate or parquet. There is this coating in countless designs and colors, so that a fitting cork can be found for any living environment. A cork flooring has many advantages: it is easy to clean, anti-static, sound absorbing, insulating, warm to the touch and flexible. For allergy sufferers this flooring comes into question.
attractive and modern interior design with white cork flooring in wood design
PVC as a low-maintenance flooring solution
A floor covering made of PVC provides unlimited possibilities especially from a visual perspective. Whether as oak floorboards variant in marble appearance, the design of maple parquet or in a trendy color such as white or black – PVC a real transformation talent and arbitrary in any design is available. But also from a functional point has PVC a wide range of advantages:
- Easy care
- warm underfoot
- Very easy to install
Unfortunately, PVC floor coverings are not always harmless to health, such as ECO-Test found in a product comparison in 2012: In PVC floors plasticizers are contained that are necessary to produce from the ground substance PVC flooring. “The manufacturers are mainly for phthalates,” the magazine writes. “Some phthalates act like hormones and can impair fertility.” In particular, PVC coverings from the Far East consumers should therefore be avoided.
different areas defined by the combination of different floor coverings
Linoleum: Good for health and the environment
Linoleum long had a rather bad reputation among floor coverings, but enjoys lately again growing in popularity. This coating consists of a mixture of natural resins, wood or cork flour, linseed oil, titanium oxide and limestone powder, and jute fabric dyes. Accordingly, linoleum is an ecological point of a better choice than PVC. The warm underfoot and takes resilient flooring is similar in appearance to the popular cork. There are many colors to choose from, with linoleum is always colored. Modern versions are also coated with polyurethane, which makes care easier. However, linoleum should be installed by a professional. However, once the flooring is once he has a similarly long life, such as parquet: Up to 25 years Linoleum can then survive.
Linoleum as durable and easy to clean flooring for an elegant room design
Anything but old-fashioned: carpet
In the bedroom, the carpet was long the most popular flooring in general, and to this day it is preferred in this room of the apartment by many people. But also for the living room, a modern carpet offers. There is this flooring in myriad colors and qualities so that it allows an individual and great design. A large popular are nowadays carpet tiles. They are very easy to install, since similar laminate which is installed using the convenient click system. In addition, individual carpet tiles can be replaced if they have stains or damage. An exchange of the complete floor is not required.
the carpet &# 8211; a cozy and colorful addition to the parquet and laminate flooring