Top 20 flooring designs for Indian Homes ( 2017 )

Make your home feel special with the best flooring designs that will make you feel different from the masses.

Here are some best flooring ideas for your home  –

 1.     Rate the Laminate –

Laminate flooring is gaining popularity in India because of its sheer durability and sturdiness.It is most commonly used as a substitute for timber . The laminate consists of a printed photograph of wood, adhered to a fiber board plank. Other popular lookalikes are stone, brick and tiles.

how to use laminates as flooring
Laminates as Flooring

Pros:

  • Easy to install
  • Relatively cheaper
  • Stain resistant
  • Extremely durable
  • Will not fade, even in direct sunlight
  • Myriad of designs available
  • Less maintenance than timber floorboards

Cons:

  • Not suitable for wet areas
  • Once damaged , will need complete replacement .

2. Keep it bright with Granite –

A naturally occurring stone available in a variety of colors in the Indian market, and adds   sophistication .

Granite floor

 

Pros
  • Stain resistant
  • Durable
Cons
  • Needs protection from scratches.

3. Mud / Moorum flooring

Moorum is a disintegrated rock consisting of rock and clay. It is most suitable for Indian conditions and climates. This rock can differentiate  your flooring designs from others  in a single move. Interior Designers in Delhi who profoundly use Moorum Flooring are very much in demand these days.

mud or muram flooring

 

  4. PICK THE BRICK (brick flooring )-

It is one of the oldest types of flooring. It is highly recommended to be used in courtyards, stores, Godown, etc.

Pros

  • Cost effective
  • Known for their extraordinary strength
  • Fire resistant and extensive durability
  • Easy to clean
  • Maintains a moderate temperature to add a hint of a rustic style to your home.

Cons

  • Highly porous and can be chipped easily.

If you want to give your house that old, warm appeal, then Brick Flooring is the best option for you.They look very elegant. They’re great to create that old world, vintage charm.

5. Get the Concrete in place ( concrete flooring )-

Concrete is a man-made product composed of cement, rocks, granite chips and other material.

Pros

  • strong and probably among the most durable flooring options out there.
  • largely damage
  • found in a wide range of colours and textures in Indian homes.
  • concrete can easily be coloured and looks warm and beautiful.
  • economical

Cons

  • moisture can adversely affect a badly done floor with cracks and craters. It is also the most sustainable of all the options.

6. Go for the Stone bone ( stone flooring ) –

Stone floors are natural and  beautiful. The hard and cool surface is ideal for warm climates and does not harbor dust.

 

7.Tangy  Terrazzo ( Terrazzo flooring )-

It is normally for bathrooms, dining rooms, offices, hospitals, etc. Terrazzo is actually a concrete surface with special type of aggregates of marble embedded in it. It is made up of chips of granite and marble placed in concrete or similar materials. Commonly called “mosaic flooring”, these floors are durable enough to stand the test of time.

 

8. Marvelous Marble Flooring:

Marble is a natural stone, and can be transformed into beautiful flooring.  Marble flooring is one of the most luxurious and sophisticated floorings to install in a home.

 

 

9. Tile in style (Tile Flooring):

It is a very old, common and popular type of flooring. The tiles are mostly coloured and glazed. They are available in many types like vitrified tiles, ceramic tiles, etc.

Vitrified tiles are composed of a mixture of clay and other minerals like silica, quartz and feldspar baked at high temperatures.

tile

Pros

  • Available in a wide range of designs, shapes and sizes
  • Can be used in all areas of the home
  • Durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Fireproof
  • Low absorption rate /porosity
  • Give a glazed and clean appeal

Cons

  • Can be uncomfortable to walk on
  • Can become slippery when wet

10. Plastic or PVC Flooring:

It is made from Polyvinyl Chloride. These tiles are colorful, having a very smooth top surface and a rough lower surface.

 

PVC flooring

 

11 . HARDWOOD / TIMBER / BAMBOO FLOORING:

HARDWOOD:

 It is used  in hilly areas and in damp places. It is a high-maintenance option.  It  is available in strips, planks and parquet patterns. They are available in different natural shades like walnut and cherry, and can complement a variety of decor themes.  It is relatively expensive when compared to other options. Made out of timber, this flooring can prove to be a bit expensive. Initially, hardwood was used as bearers to hold houses together, but then concrete came into the business and the use of hardwood shifted from there to flooring. They can even prove to be durable if they are maintained properly.

hardwood
BAMBOO:

Bamboo is a naturally occurring material and the flooring done in this material resembles hardwood flooring.

Pros

  • Bamboo is a renewable resource that grows more quickly than timber
  • Water and stain resistant .
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Stable under both humid and dry conditions
  • Low allergenic
  • Easy to repair – damaged boards can be replaced without contrasting with surrounding boards

 

Cons

  • Fades in direct sunlight

It is  made out of bamboo grass. It resembles hardwood in its appearance. The good thing about bamboo flooring is that unlike hardwood flooring, this is water and stain resistant and therefore has a longer life.

TIMBER :

Timber flooring is available in a wide range styles and wood species.

Pros

  • High durability – if sealed properly
  • Can be refinished
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Prone to expansion and contraction
  • Unsealed timber floor can stain

 

12.Charming Cork ( Cock flooring ) –

It is a natural material obtained from the outer bark of cork oak tree. It is available in the form of colored tiles or sheets. Cork is a new option for flooring these days. It gives a natural feeling for flooring in home or for your work area.

cork flooring

 

 

  1. ACID RESISTANT FLOORING –

In chemical Laboratories, acid manufacturing factories,  and such other places where the floor is subjected to the actions of acid, such types of floor finishing are used.

acid resistant flooring

 

  1. MAGNIFICIENT MAGNESITE FLOORING –

This type of floor is also known as composition of jointless floor.

Pros

  • It is cheap
  • gives a smooth surface
  • can be laid jointless on rough surface as the material is flexible.

 

  1. Rubber Flooring:

     

    rubber flooring

Pros

  • Rubber floors are noiseless
  • Comfortable
  • very durable.

Cons

  • bit expensive .
 
  1. VINYL FLOORING

Vinyl is floor sheeting made from synthetic materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

vinyl flooring

Pros

  • Hardwearing
  • Good insulation properties
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean – just mop with soapy water
  • Comes in hundreds of styles including imitations of other more expensive flooring such as timber and tiles
  • Water and stain resistant
  • It  replicates the appearance of hardwood and stone.

Cons

  • Lacks warmth
  • Can be dented or scratched by heavy objects
  • Hard to repair
  • Is not a recyclable material
  • Leads to discolouration when comes in contact with rubber .
  • Another wonderful option for flooring is Vinyl flooring.
  • Emits harmful gases such as VOC.

17.Lovely Linoleum( Linoleum  Flooring)

Linoleum is an eco-friendly flooring material produced from raw materials like linseed oil, cork, dust and resin.

It’s very popular in Indian home.

lovely linoleum

Pros

  • Made from renewable resources
  • Hard wearing and durable
  • Available in a range of colours and patterns
  • Low allergenic
  • Easy to clean
  • Cushioned underfoot –

Cons

  • Lacks warmth
  • Can be dented or scratched.

 

  1. EPOXY FLOORING-

  Epoxy flooring can be defined as several layers of any type of epoxy resin that is applied on a floor surface.

epoxy flooring

Pros

  • slip resistant
  • durable
  • clean
  • easy to maintain
  • comes in several colors as clean white, slate and silver grey and can also have a specific color.

 

Cons

  • Hard to repair

19 .RED OXIDE FLOORING –

. Technically speaking, it is cement oxide flooring that is red in color.

red oxide flooring

Red oxide flooring can add a lot of character to your home . It was introduced in Kerala by Portuguese and Italian traders and has been around for ages.

Pros
  • cost efficient
  • durable flooring option
  • look elegant
  • easy to maintain
  • cool to the touch- they make for ideal flooring options for homes located in warm or tropical locations.
  • lustrous finish that seems to get better with time.

Cons

  • Laying oxide floors is an incredibly tedious job and has to be done in one continuous stretch.
  • needs to be laid skilfully by experienced masons
  • Exposure to extreme weather will lead to cracks (best suited for Indoors)
  • cost-wise, red oxide flooring is way cheaper than many other flooring options – it costs only around Rs. 80-90 per square feet to lay red oxide floors.

INDIAN VS ITALIAN MARBLE

Indian marble: It’s quarried extensively in North India making it a cost-effective choice available in a wide variety of colors and textures.

Italian marble: Widely appreciated for its high luster and imparting visual appeal to the area where it’s used, Italian marble is quarried in Italy and is now easily available in India as well. Italian Marble looks way too good in modern kitchens & you can have the best combos decided for it along with your modular kitchen accessories.

Italian Marble is one of the best material available for use inside Residential space. It is a natural homogeneous product. You get 18 mm to 20 mm thick slabs of Italian marble. The specialty of this material is that you can cut it from anywhere only to find the same material inside.

 

Types of Indian and Italian marbles

Indian marble – popular varieties include:

  • Lustrous white Makrana marble (famously used in the Taj Mahal)
  • High-quality white Ambaji marble from Gujarat
  • The widely exported Indian green marble
  • Onyx marble which gets its name from the thick bands of alternating color, etc.

Italian marble –

Italian marble, like the Indian counterpart comes in a variety of color and textures, though there are a few varieties which are instantly recognizable such as:

  •  Statuario marble which is characterized by its white color shot with grey or gold veins
  • Golden hued Botticino marble which seems to be lit from within
  • Light grey Carrera marble which features dispersed, fine, feathery veining

The budget talk –

Indian marble –Indian marble starts from as low as Rs. 50 per square feet for some varieties of Indian green marble and goes up to Rs. 250 per square feet for other varieties.

Italian marble – Italian marble is available is a huge variety, and prices start from Rs. 350 and goes up to Rs. 5000 per square feet, and sometimes more.

Hence Italian marble is an expensive option .But since in Indian marble there not much variety, that’s why people opt for Italian marble. With Indian marble you don’t have much variety with colours & figures. In Italian marbles you can say there are easily more than 100 colours available .

So the next time you decide to change your flooring , consider all of these options!

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