18 Types of Flooring

18 Types of Flooring

Flooring is an important part of a building. A variety of materials are used to construct the floor. It is very important to choose an appropriate and reliable material to create an attractive floor for your home. In this article, I will help you to trace the right floor for your home. Following 18 types of flooring are generally used in building construction.

1. Mud Flooring

Mud flooring is not used in urban areas. It is mostly used in rural area in the kutcha village houses. This type of flooring is very cheap and easy to construct. This flooring is eco-friendly.

2. Muram Flooring

Muram flooring is again the cheapest type of flooring. It can only be used for the ground floor. It is used in kutcha village houses like mud flooring. It is also an eco-friendly flooring.

3. Flagstone Flooring

Flagstone is nothing but sandstone with a regular size of 20 mm to 40mm. The thickness of these stones is uniform. When such types of stones are used for making a floor is known as flagstone flooring.

4. Brick Flooring

Brick flooring is an another types of flooring. It is generally used where heavy objects are to be stacked like godown, sheds, stores etc. It is comparatively cheap and easy to construct.

5. Cement Concrete Flooring

Cement concrete flooring is the most commonly used type of floor these days. It is used for both residential as well as public buildings. This type of flooring is cheap and easy to maintain.

6. Granolithic Flooring

Granolithic flooring is just like cement concrete flooring, The only difference is that the finishing cot is provided with a granolithic finish. The granolithic finish provides hard and durable flooring.

7. Tiled Flooring

8. Terrazzo Flooring

9. Mosaic Flooring

10. Timber Flooring

Timber flooring is not common in India. however, it is used in hilly areas where timber is easily available.

11. Asphalt Flooring

12. Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum flooring is used as a covering of a floor, mostly laid over a concrete or wooden floor to get a more attractive looks.

13. Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring is made from a mixture of raw rubber, fillers and pigments at a very high temperature. The thickness of this type of flooring is generally 4 to 10 mm.

14. Magnesite Flooring

15. Cork or Cork Tile Flooring

16. Glass Flooring

This flooring is used when the light is to be transmitted to the floor below. These types of flooring glasses are available in the form of tiles or slabs. But, this is not a common type of material for flooring. This type of floor requires a suitable framework for fixing glasses.

17. Marble Flooring

18. Plastic or P.V.C Flooring

Floors can be constructed from thermoplastic tiles, which is a plastic material of recent origin. These tiles can easily be laid on concrete floors but they are usually not laid on wooden floors as their fixing over wooden floors is very difficult and costly. This floor is yet in the experimental stage and has not come in a big way in the market.


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