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what are the different types of floor coverings? which covering is suitable where?

There are a variety of floor coverings that are suitable for different rooms and applications. Here is an overview of the most common floor coverings and their respective advantages and disadvantages as well as the suitable areas of application:


  • High-quality wooden flooring, usually made of oak, maple or beech.

  • Advantages: Durable, aesthetically pleasing, can be sanded and renovated several times.

  • Disadvantages: Expensive, sensitive to moisture and scratches.

  • Areas of use: Living rooms and bedrooms, representative rooms.


  • Multi-layer flooring with a wood-look surface.

  • Advantages: Inexpensive, easy to lay, easy to maintain.

  • Disadvantages: Less durable than parquet, susceptible to moisture.

  • Areas of use: Living rooms and bedrooms, hallways.

Vinyl flooring (PVC)

  • Plastic flooring with various designs, including wood and stone looks.

  • Advantages: Water-resistant, durable, easy to maintain, inexpensive.

  • Disadvantages: If the quality is poor, it can contain harmful plasticizers.

  • Areas of use: Bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms with heavy use.


  • Natural floor covering made from linseed oil, cork flour and jute.

  • Advantages: Environmentally friendly, durable, antibacterial.

  • Disadvantages: More expensive than vinyl, sensitive to standing water.

  • Areas of use: Kitchens, hallways, children's rooms.


  • Textile floor covering, available in various materials and designs.

  • Advantages: Soft, impact sound-absorbing, heat-insulating.

  • Disadvantages: Difficult to clean, can bind allergens.

  • Areas of use: Bedrooms, living rooms, children's rooms.


  • Ceramic or natural stone slabs, in various sizes and designs.

  • Advantages: Water-resistant, easy to clean, durable.

  • Disadvantages: Hard and cold, more expensive to install.

  • Areas of use: Bathrooms, kitchens, entrance areas.

Natural stone

  • Floor covering made from natural stones such as marble, granite or slate.

  • Advantages: Very durable, aesthetically pleasing, increases value.

  • Disadvantages: Expensive, requires a lot of maintenance, can be slippery.

  • Areas of use: Bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, terraces.


  • Floor covering made from polished or sanded concrete.

  • Advantages: Very durable, modern, easy to maintain.

  • Disadvantages: Hard, cold, can be slippery.

  • Areas of use: Industrial and modern living spaces, kitchens, bathrooms.


  • Resilient flooring made from synthetic or natural rubber.

  • Advantages: Non-slip, durable, easy to clean.

  • Disadvantages: Can be more expensive, limited design selection.

  • Areas of use: Fitness rooms, kitchens, playrooms.


Choosing the right flooring depends on the specific needs of the room and your personal preferences. A bathroom needs a water-resistant floor such as tile or vinyl, while a bedroom can benefit from a warm and soft flooring such as carpet or parquet. Always consider use, maintenance needs and aesthetic aspects when choosing flooring.

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