For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another
Besides the purpose of the room and its location, the budget is a determinant of the type of floor for a house. For bathrooms and kitchens, easy to clean and moisture-resistant ceramic tiles might be the best choice whereas, for living rooms and bedrooms, wood or natural stone can bring in a cosier or earthier feel. The local climate should be considered before choosing the flooring for the room. In coastal cities such as Mumbai or Chennai, wood might not be the best choice for the flooring as it will absorb moisture from rain splashing in from the balconies, causing it to rot over time. While natural stone brings a sophisticated look to a living room, it requires coating regularly to make it moisture-resistant. Otherwise, it can absorb spills and get stained easily. Ceramic is by far the most maintenance-free option for flooring in Indian homes. Nowadays, ceramic tiles come in a range of designs, including some that resemble wood. They are also economical as they start at around INR 25 per square feet and go up to INR 180 per square feet for designer printed tiles. A professional will advise you on the pros and cons of each type of flooring, after considering your budget and lifestyle, to make it easier to choose the right type.