What kind of flooring is the easiest to keep clean?
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on 08/15/2012 at 04:31PM, Cultivate wrote:
Linoleum would be a good choice for low maintenance flooring. Not only is it known to be made of natural materials in an array of colors and patterns, but because the tile seams are barely detachable, cleaning tends to be easy.
Stone & ceramc tiles are easy to clean but to reduce the amount of grout lines for dirt to get trapped in, it's ideal to use larger sizes. (12x24). And other great choices would be hardwood and concrete floors, depending on the look you want to achieve.
I have large ceramic tiles now, in a tan color, they show every bit of dirt! I'm thinking about hardwood or maybe cork...
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on 08/16/2012 at 01:34PM, Cultivate wrote:
Cork floors do hide dirt really well and they are known to be easy on the feet due to the resilaince of the material. So with this in mind, there could be some slight wear and tear if you get tons of foot traffic. And on another note, be careful because cork can be slippery sometimes as well.
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