Today we have many flooring options available, but choosing the right flooring from them has a different effect on the beauty of our home.
Because, different places require different marble and granite. But we have a lot of flooring options available, that’s why we often get confused as to which flooring material would be best for my home.
Because, there are advantages and disadvantages of each flooring material.
So today we will tell you about the best flooring types used in Indian homes.
1. Marble Flooring
Marble is the choice of those who aspire to add luxury to the beauty of their home.
Due to its wide range in color and its natural pattern, it is widely used in indoor flooring.
However, its high porosity restricts its use in moist areas.
Marble is a durable material, but it needs to be re-polished every 5 to 7 years to maintain its beauty.
Pros:- Add luxury to your home, available in a wide range of colors and patterns.
Cons:- Expensive compared to tiles and maintenance cost is also high.
Cost:- Marble flooring installation cost – Rs200/- to Rs.250/- per sq. ft. (excluding marble)
1. If you have decided on marble flooring for your home, note that it is heavy in weight and large in size and it can break easily if not handled properly.
2. Marble price and installation cost is high, so make sure you hire skilled and experienced labour to do the job.
2. Granite Flooring
Granite is a strong stone flooring that is available in dark colors.
Granite is suitable for both indoor and outdoor flooring, it is perfect for every kind of extreme weather conditions.
Granite is also available in a wide range of colors and patterns.
Popular granites are black granite, steel grey, galaxy black, chiku brown, lakha red etc.
Granite is more usable and more popular in South Indian homes.
You will get to see a granite slab on the railway stations specially on the staircase and waiting area.
Pros:- Extra durable, suitable for any weather and temperature.
Cons:- Expensive compared to average tiles.
Cost:- Granite flooring installation cost Rs.150/- to Rs.180/- per sq. ft. (exclusive of granite)
3. Mosaic Flooring
For those who like colorful flooring, mosaic is the best option for them.
Because mosaic flooring is also a strong flooring with an aesthetic look. It is made using concrete marble chips and granite chips.
Generally, mosaic tiles come in 1 feet x 1 feet size.
Those who want to give a traditional look to their home, use mosaic tiles.
This very old concept that you must have seen in old houses, but these days it is trending in interior design.
Pros:- Durable, beautiful to look at and cheap too.
Cons:- Not available in bigger sizes.
Cost:- Mosaic flooring installation cost – Rs.100/- to Rs.120/- per sq. ft. (without mosaic tiles)
4. Kota Stone Flooring
Limestone’s superior variety is called Kota stone. The variety of green, blue and brown colors are mostly derived from Rajasthan, India.
This is a non-porous and non-slippery flooring which is mostly used for outdoor floors or high traffic areas.
But you can also use it for indoor flooring.
You will get to see the Kota stone flooring on the railway platforms, garden area and old houses.
Pros:- Durable, affordable, heavy duty and non porous material.
Cons:- It doesn’t keep your floor cool.
Cost:- Normal laying cost like tiles flooring – Rs.100/- to Rs.120/- per sq. ft. (without Kota stone)
5. Vitrified Tiles Flooring
This is an option for those who want to install cheap flooring, compared to stone or hardwood flooring.
You get a lot of colors, patterns, sizes and finishing varieties in vitrified tiles.
Tiles are also the best option for those who want different designs in each room.
It is specially used for indoor flooring.
You get every size of tile from small to extra large tile.
In that you also get Italian marble, mosaic and wooden flooring look if you don’t have budget for original materials.
Pros:- Cheap and easy to maintain flooring option
Cons:- It can easily get chipped off if not handled properly and less lifespan compared to stone.
Cost:- Vitrified flooring installation cost Rs.120/- to Rs.150/- per sq. ft. (without tiles)
6. Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is a good option, which is mostly used in the bedroom and office areas.
Laminate flooring is very easy to install, it does not make noise and create mess like other flooring options.
Laminate flooring comes in a planks system which is easy to transport and laying purpose.
Pros:- Gives good aesthetic, durable and easy maintenance
Cons:- Wet mopping is not advisable
Cost:- Laminate flooring installation cost Rs.50/- to Rs.70/- per sq. ft. labor cost (without material)