The presence of durable and easy-to-maintain flooring options can boost the value of a property by up to 10%. Therefore, if you are thinking about choosing a flooring option for a commercial or residential building, keep the following options mind.
For residential spaces
Porcelain tiles are relatively more durable than those made from other materials such as ceramic; they rarely fade or crack and require very little maintenance.
Price: Rs 1,500-16,000 per meter
Synthetic wooden flooring does not require a lot of maintenance and is suitable for most rooms in a house or an apartment.
Price: Rs 120-140 per sq foot
Natural stone is not commonly used in Pakistan as it is expensive when compared to other flooring options. However, the material is eco-friendly and can keep homes cooler during the summer months, which is why it is definitely worth considering.
Price: Rs 1,800-2,000 per square foot
For commercial spaces
Cork is a popular choice when it comes to buildings such as gyms mall, museums, restaurants and schools, which have a high football. If the material starts to show signs of wear and tear after a few years, it can easily be varnished to regain its original form; this process is relatively inexpensive.
Cost: Rs 1,000-1,300 per sq foot
Plain concrete is a great flooring option for office building as it is durable, easy-to-maintain and not very expensive. the concrete ‘s grey colour can be enlivened with tiled borders in bright hues such as yellow, orange or lime green to give the room some pizzazz.
Cost: Rs 500-600 per sq foot
Bricks are a strong and durable option, and therefore ideal for commercial spaces; they are also economically priced and do not require a lot of maintenance.
Cost: Rs 400-800 per sq foot
By Uzma Nawaz