Building a custom Polk County luxury home can be an exciting experience, as you’ll have an opportunity to choose the materials, fixtures and other features that will make your home so wonderful and unique.
Your choice in flooring will have a major impact on the overall look of your home. But what if you aren’t happy with the “same old, same old” when it comes to flooring? Well fortunately, you have lots of choices when it comes to the world of luxury home flooring materials. Consider the following.
Cork flooring can have a beautiful, woody and organic look that’s unlike any other surface. What’s more, cork does have a bit of bounce to it, even when it is finished into flooring, so it’s a very friendly material for standing and walking. It’s also surprisingly resilient and durable, with some varieties carrying a 50 year warranty.
Glass floors can be extremely versatile. You can use large blocks and sheets of glass to create a transparent stairway, walkway or balcony, or the glass may be cut into shapes, which are then laid out in a manner similar to tile. Glass can also be used to create floor mosaics and artwork, ranging from geometric to whimsical and everything in between.
We’ve all heard of stone flooring, comprised of flagstones or other stones such as marble or granite, which is cut into flat tiles. But an increasingly commonplace style of stone flooring involves pebbles or river rocks, which are cut into half and the flat surface is adhered to the floor, leaving the rounded surface exposed. This results in a slightly bumpy flooring surface that is akin to a riverbed. It can be a cool style of flooring for smaller areas, such as bathrooms, hallways or flooring accents.
Wood Slice Flooring
With most varieties of wood flooring, the log is sliced along its length to create boards. But with wood slice flooring, the log is sliced horizontally, creating round tiles that are affixed to the floor. The smaller areas in between the larger wood slices can be filled in with slices taken from smaller branches and the gaps filled in with grout. This can be a very unique style of wood flooring that can look either rustic or modern (or both!)
Puzzle Wood Flooring
Puzzle wood flooring is a twist on the traditional wood flooring strips. This style of flooring literally comes in puzzle pieces, which are assembled to create your floor. The beauty of this type of flooring is that if one puzzle piece is damaged, it can be removed and replaced. This playful spin on wood flooring is a fabulous option for a child’s room or play room.
Key Considerations When Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Luxury Home
When choosing flooring for your house, it’s important to keep a few key considerations in mind. Most important is suitability for your lifestyle. For example, if you have pets, then a flooring that scratches easily may not be the best choice. If you have children, then you may want to avoid light colored flooring that stains easily.
You’ll also need to consider the maintenance requirements and whether you’re willing to meet those requirements (or would fail to maintain and clean regularly, resulting in flooring that looks less-than-fabulous.)
In all, you should be realistic when choosing flooring because otherwise, you could end up replacing the floors way sooner than expected or you could end up with flooring that is damaged and unsightly in a matter of weeks or months.
A top Polk County luxury home builder can transform your dreams into a brick and mortar reality. So if you’re ready to hire a luxury home builder in Central Florida, including Polk County, contact the experts at Hulbert Homes. Call us today at (863) 647-5815.