Different types of flooring are used in the construction of houses and buildings and their choice depends on the application, aesthetics and the choice of the user.
Home and building construction A floor is a flat surface that can support objects, occupants, etc. Different types of flooring are based on different elements.
Flooring is selected according to the needs of the user and based on the applications that provide the most satisfactory results for the purpose, it can be either economical or durability wise.
Flooring tiles have gained popularity in India over the years on cement and concrete flooring. Tiles are available in different patterns, designs and utility options. They are usually more expensive than cement concrete flooring and the price depends on the type of tile. The different types of flooring tiles are as follows.
Traditionally, marble flooring has been provided in religious places, palaces, mansions, etc. as it enhances the look of the structure. Such floors have recently been used extensively in residential buildings. Marble floors are expensive and can be used preferably for living rooms and bedrooms.
Linoleum flooring is usually laid on a floor foundation that is already smooth and simple. It is suitable for interior spaces in the building. Linoleum is a flammable material and should not be used in areas where there is a risk of dampness over time.
Bamboo flooring is widely used where bamboo is available locally. However, according to such aesthetics such floorings have recently become popular, uniquely attractive, strong and flexible, dimensional stable, moisture and stain resistant and environmentally friendly. It is also said to have better properties than hard wood.
Wooden flooring is most commonly used in mountainous areas of the country where temperatures are low. Currently they are also available in high-rise floors to look good.
Terrazzo flooring is another type of flooring that is commonly used in India. This type of flooring will give an attractive look, it is widely provided in the living room, bedroom, etc.
Cement concrete flooring is one of the most common types of flooring available in homes. In addition to being economically viable compared to tile, marble and other such floors, this type of flooring is much more durable, easier to construct and maintain.
Stone is abundant in all parts of the country. Many of these are suitable for flooring in residential buildings. Stones suitable for this purpose should be strong and able to withstand abrasion and corrosion and without giving an attractive appearance. Below are some of the stones used for floor construction.
Vita has been the mainstay of construction in India since the time of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. It has been used successfully for foundations, walls, roofs, floors, etc. Brick furring is beneficial where bricks are locally available. It is easy to build such floors with the help of local masons and also economically.
Mud is the simplest type of material available for building construction. It has been adopted in different forms for different elements of the house. Mud floorings are mainly adopted in village houses because economically, mud is readily available and the floor is easy to build and maintain.