All of the features in a house, none are quite as used so much as the floor. Floors are, believe it or not, one of the most important features of a house. Flooring material can make all the difference when deciding buying or selling a house. Though the two main types of flooring, soft material (such as carpet and wool) and hard material (such as hardwood, granite, travertine, and terrazzo), are both excellent choices, hard surface flooring is a bit more popular. In 2011 for example, about 66% of flooring replacement jobs used hard materials rather than soft ones. A year before, more than 39% of the surface materials sold for commercial applications were hard materials, compared to carpet and rugs (25%).
Why is this the case? Well, for starters, hardwood floors can increase a property’s value tremendously. Installing a new hardwood floor can, come selling time, have a return on investment nearly twice as much as the original investment. That in itself provides enough incentive to homeowners to have restoration work done.
Hardwood floors are very nice to be sure. Other materials, though, are just as lovely and fitting for a home. For example, travertine is very popular among homeowners. The demand for travertine in the United States stands at about 820,000 tons per year. Travertine is a kind of limestone deposited in mineral springs, particularly hot springs. It is known for its tan color, porous texture, and impressive durability. It is a popular material to use in the kitchen because of its relatively low maintenance. Travertine restoration services are not needed very often. Travertine is incredibly resilient.
Still, travertine polishing services are needed from time to time. For travertine tile cleaning, travertine restoration work, or similar services, professional travertine restoration companies can get the job done quickly and expertly. To find out more, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.