Inexpensive Yet Elegant Flooring Ideas

Madhurjya Bhattacharyya Oct 24, 2018
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Are you looking for some inexpensive flooring ideas? Here we give you some of the best inexpensive flooring ideas which you can apply in your home.
The material with which you want to cover the floor of your room depends on the way you use a particular room. Wood can be excellent for living room and foyer, but for bathroom flooring it may not be that great an option. On the other hand, durable tiles may be great for the kitchen but may not be that great for bedrooms.
For most people, expense comes into play and they look for inexpensive flooring ideas. If you are also thinking on the same lines, consider doing it yourself and the kind of material you would require would be easy to obtain and handle. Here are some inexpensive flooring options which you can try so as not to make a big hole in your pocket.

Inexpensive Flooring Options

One of the simplest flooring options which you can try out is peel and press vinyl or linoleum. This option is one of the least expensive ones and can be laid over any flat surface or vinyl flooring or even over plywood.
It can be done quickly to temporarily cover the floor till the time you cover it with tiles or wood flooring. Applying it is quite simple, you just need to peel off the wax paper and press it in the place you need.
If you are looking for an inexpensive flooring option for your kitchen or bathroom, using hard tiles is the best option available. These are durable and moisture resistant besides, come in different beautiful styles. Compared to linoleum, tiles are slightly expensive.
If you want to keep cost on the lower side you can go for ceramic tile flooring instead of marble or porcelain and laying it yourself. 
It is recommended that you add a cement board underlayment, but you can also use durable plywood sub floor instead. While laying the tiles start from the middle of the room. The most advantageous feature is that it is possible to cut ceramic with a score-and-snap cutter, instead of using an expensive wet saw.
Cork tiles is another option you can think of. They are softer than linoleum tiles, but this flooring gives a natural look to your room. Compared to other natural flooring which you may have, cork tiles are cheaper. You can install cork tiles for just a few hundred dollars.
If you got a simple floor surface, you may consider coating your concrete floor with high quality glossy epoxy. If you want to create the feel of a tile, you can choose to rent a grinder which has a diamond blade so that it can be used to give a proper finish.
You can also go for materials, such as bamboo. Bamboo flooring resembles wood flooring and is much more economical than any kind of hardwood flooring. If you are an individual who is concerned about the effect pollution is having on the environment then go for bamboo. It is a renewable as well as eco-friendly source.

Economical Flooring Options for Your Basement

If you are looking to improve the basement of your house, there are chances that you would be searching for inexpensive basement flooring. You have several options to choose from for it.
When you think of basement, you need to think about water as well. Water is the main reason for several restrictions while choosing a flooring material for the basement. You may have experienced moist basements sometime or the other, so while choosing a flooring keep in mind to choose one which is moisture resistant.
One of the best option is cork tiles. They do not require much maintenance, show amazing resistance to water and humidity and are comfortable to walk on. Use of cork tile is inexpensive and gives you a hint of elegance. In addition to it, they are durable.
Other than cork tiles, choose peel and stick carpet squares. Though, carpet may not be your first choice, use this if very little water seeps through basement. It is possible to have several carpet tiles which are changeable when required. If you are a carpet fan, this is an option worth trying.
If you want to give a formal look to your basement, ceramic tiles can be considered.
The main advantage of ceramic tiles is that they can be easily cleaned and the best thing is water does not affect them. If installed in the proper manner, they would last for a long time. Ceramic is the option which you can explore, if the basement is susceptible to humidity and water.
Thus, you can use any of the mentioned options to give your house an elegant look. So, this information has given you some creative inexpensive flooring ideas.