Costs: There are various different kinds of tile. It can vary in cost from $1 to $20 a square foot. Professional installation can run in the hundreds of dollars depending upon the size of the area.
Pros: Glazed ceramic tile is very durable and resistant to scratches. It's water resistant. Tile comes in many different sizes and materials, like ceramic, marble, travertine, slate, and granite. In addition, tile is reasonably easy to clean, and stain aren't a great deal of concern.
Cons: Tiles can be very loud to walk and echo. Additionally, it may be chilly, and heating systems for the tile are very costly. Tile can crack and may be tricky to fix. The grout is colored and has to be cleaned. Spilled often.
Costs: Again, this ranges in cost, but I've seen it everywhere from $0.50 to $3 a square foot. You'll also need to cover installation.
Pros: My favored thing about laminate is the fact that it doesn't easily scratch. And if it does, a small vegetable oil rubbed on the scratch will get it right out. Additionally, it can look like real wood or tiles, and it could also be challenging to tell if it's real or not. Like hardwoods, laminate is simple to clean. You may even make your very own inexpensive and natural home cleaners. It's also perfect for pets because they cannot scratch or stain it.
Cons: Reputation water will destroy laminate floors. I learned this the hard way after having a refrigerator escape, and that I ended up needing to replace all the floors in my kitchen. In case the laminate does get ruined, unlike read hardwoods, laminate can't be refinished.
Costs: The price of carpets varies greatly depending upon the caliber. Nevertheless, standard carpeting and padding is between $2 and $5 per square foot. There are generally decent bids to install at Lowe and Home Depot for about $50.
Pros: Carpet not only feels soft, but in addition, it gives a soft look to a room. It is silent to walk on and prevents echoing through a home. Carpet is fast and easy to install and will go over uneven subfloors.
Cons: Though advances in fiber technology have enabled carpet to be more stain resistant, it gets stained. Even when vacuumed often, it might contain hidden dirt. Carpet also has to be steam cleaned occasionally to keep it fresh.