Types of Floors Popular in the Kenyan Market
The floor is typically the provider of structural support for the contents of a room in a building with its occupants and its own weight.
Timber, laminate, vinyl, bamboo, cork, tiles and carpet, floors come in a wide variety. From the ancient simple mud dirt in a cave to several layers made with modern technology, floors have advanced just like all the tools in the world. Floors are made of a subfloor for support and a covering layer that creates the walking surfaces.
1. Tile Flooring
This type of floor is becoming popular in the current property market in Kenya, to a point that most middle-class homeowners can now afford it. The glazed ceramic tile winning amongst it all due to its durability, resistance to scratches and waterproof nature.
Tiles come in a wide variety there is the ceramic, marble, porcelain, travertine, slate and granite. It's the tiles' easiness to clean nature and the fact that stains are a non bother when your flooring is tiled that makes it sell quickly in the current market.
Carpets are woven from different materials though the cornerstone of it remains to be cotton, giving it a versatile character. It's more common in hotels and lounges as it comes with a certain warmth that no flooring option can give a room. They are soft and quiet to walk on preventing echos.
carpets give a room a soft look and are easy to install even on the uneven subflooring.
3. Laminate Flooring
This tends to have the real look of hardwood or a tile, they never scratch easily and in case, it does, well a little vegetable oil rubbed on it can just get it right back to shape. Just like other normal hardwoods, laminate flooring is easy to clean and its stain cases are normally rare.
they can be designed to look like real stone, ceramic tiles or stained concrete.
4. Vinyl Flooring.
Vinyl flooring is made from PVC, polyvinyl chloride, which is composed of different materials to bring out colour, hardness and flexibility. It is a great choice for people working on a tight budget as it is the most inexpensive type of flooring as compared to the rest.
It scratches off easily and if it comes into contact with different chemicals, it can badly stain thus it's not durable even if it's still cheap to repair and requires no skill to put into place.
5. Stone Flooring
it is the most expensive type of flooring but the elegance that it brings to a room or a building is worth the price. they are different types of stones that can be used for flooring, limestone, marble, granite and sandstone.
a harder and denser stone is quite hard to mine, which makes it rare and difficult to find thus the price of such stone will be higher.
-Edited by Emomeri Maryanne