Commonly used but forever loved!
3. Vitrified Tiles
This retro flooring material is making a smashing comeback this season because of its versatility and aesthetic look. A popular flooring option of the mid-20th century, linoleum is made of natural materials that are renewable.
It is highly durable, affordable, eco-friendly, scratch-resistant, and requires very low maintenance. The best part about linoleum is how you can customize your own patterns and up the look of your homes. Architects can unleash their creative sides and form new designs for their clients based on the concept and theme of the project.
A hit of the past is definitely making a strong comeback this season.
Widely used in the west but slowly coming up in the Indian market is hardwood flooring. Like natural stone, it is expensive but can transform a space to make it look sophisticated.
It is the best option to liven up your living room and enchant your guests. While this material does serve looks, it also requires a lot of maintenance. Usually picked for its aesthetics than workability, hardwood flooring has a long way to go to become more accessible to the common Indians.
Terrazzo flooring is something we have all had in our homes while growing up. Popularly found in older buildings, there are numerous reasons as to why this type of flooring is still picked today.
It is stain-free, durable, and very easy to maintain. Lately, terrazzo has been in the news not just for flooring but for lighting fixtures, furniture, etc. like linoleum, terrazzo is once again the top pick of the season. Technology and advancement are transforming terrazzo into the “it” flooring.
There are laminates of the anti-slip variety that make sure you don’t trip, making them an attractive option for houses with elderly and children. Available in numerous patterns, this is an accessible alternative to hardwood with the same luxurious feel.
All the above-mentioned materials are beloved by the Indian market. While some of them have been forever favorites, the others are making a great comeback. With the advancement in technology and being more environmentally proactive, flooring is becoming sustainable and affordable.
Flooring is often overlooked because the designer and homeowner spend most of their time focusing on the interior or the furniture of the house. But with the right choice and a keen eye, you can transform the whole space using these common or in other words, fundamental flooring materials.