Flooring industry has moved beyond preconceived notions

Out with the old, in with the new! The Indian Flooring Industry has moved beyond preconceived notions. The modern connotation of a good floor encompasses aesthetics, quick install ability, longevity, economy, slip resistance, quality,functionality, durability, eco-friendliness, and moisture resistance. With the advent of modernisation in every industry and the growing concern for sustainability, people have become more discerning and don’t look at floors as just floors! They seek much more, and no wonder, before devising a flooring solution, an expert will take into account various factors such as the movement of people/machinery in a premise, the ambient environment, nature of activities taking place within the building and much more. There are various permutations and combinations, and there can be different floors for different departments in a single industry these days.

Further, the market is abuzz with such products and companies are constantly upgrading their offerings to meet the growing demand in various segments such as airports, Metro-Rail projects, shopping malls, IT parks, and SEZs. According to experts, the Logistics, Warehousing, and Packaging Industries have also played vital roles in boosting the Industrial Flooring market upwards. They are also of the view that big ticket projects like Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, where some industrial townships are planned, will increase the demand for flooring products in the future. If the renovation of your space, whether commercial or residential, is on your mind, new flooring trends are making waves in the market. If we go by market statistics, flooring is an arena that is not given as much thought while designing a home in India, as compared to other countries. When it comes to flooring, in India, most homes feature ceramic tiling, wood or natural stone that matches the colour of the rest of the home and fits the budget. But everything is not necessarily expensive, and with some creativity, a floor can enhance the décor theme of a home. In fact, alter it altogether.

Of course, careful consideration needs to be given to the suitability of a particular flooring material depending upon the area where it is being used, especially with the extreme temperatures and the monsoon season that affects most parts of the country. However, there are a number of flooring options available in India, some of which are common, while others are lesser known. Each of these options have their own merits in terms of aesthetics, costs, durability and other factors.

The main ones are Marble Flooring, Vitrified Tile Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Granite Flooring, Bamboo Flooring, Concrete Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Terrazzo Flooring, Brick Flooring,. Instead of restricting the flooring to a single colour and material throughout the entire home, mixing and matching will definitely add an interesting design element. It also helps to stay within the budget, if more expensive natural stone is reserved for the living area, while maintenance-free tiling or laminates are used in the other rooms. It can be used as a visual divider. Worldwide and in India, as the formats grow larger, especially for flooring, the options are only increasing in numbers and growth in all segments will only escalate. These are available in a plethora of designs and patterns and are used for floors of varied domestic and industrial structures.

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