Being one of the earliest port cities of the country Visakhapatnam has always been a prominent part of its history and its homes are an eclectic mix of tall modern skyscrapers hugging the coastline that are jostling for space with sprawling bungalows surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. Being close to the sea and to the equator makes Visakhapatnam extremely humid in summer and mildly warm across the year which is why people are keen on using modern tiles as flooring material for their house due to durability and reasonable cost.
Floors of our houses take the weight of everyday activities like running, walking and pushing items across it so are the first surfaces to show signs of damage so it is important to invest in floor that will add to the beauty of your house and can also withstand the test of time. Due to the advancement of technology today there are hundreds of options to choose from if you have the funds as local weather conditions too need to be considered while choosing flooring materials. Expensive flooring materials like marble or granite can be selected in bedroom, living room or prayer room due to low footfalls while high traffic zones like kitchen, bathroom, passageway, entrance region would require vitrified or ceramic tiles due to their ability to withstand stains, scratches, water and scuff marks.
Flooring material decision hinges on two considerations namely area and expanse of the house and region in which it is going to be installed. While selecting the flooring of your house analyze the cost of maintaining it too as homes which have several members and have an active social life cannot have expensive marble floors which are likely to get stained or damaged due to people walking across them all the time. Laminated and tiled floors are easy to maintain and clean with little effort.
Several factors need to be taken into account while selecting floor tiles for your home like location, climate, whether your family has kids and pets, budget and which areas of the house they will be used for. Flooring options today are overwhelming so we are giving a few suggestions that can fit into your needs.
There are so many options for flooring that it can get quite overwhelming so here are some of the most popular types of floors along with details their pros and cons that can help you choose the best option according to requirement and budget:
The cost of flooring in Visakhapatnam depends upon the material you opt for followed by the size of the region that has to be covered and local cost of labor followed by debris removal cost in case the flooring is being replaced. To avoid cost overruns and wastage it is better to hire an experienced floorer in Visakhapatnam that understands how the project is done and has a clear idea about timeline required to do the task. While simple vinyl flooring will cost you around Rs.70 – 100 per square feet the cost of labor and adhesive etc can hike up the cost to between Rs. 200 – 250 per sqft for vinyl. Laying down tiled floors will be more expensive as it will include cost of tiles, labor which is generally around Rs. 25-30 per sq ft a day and raw materials like sand and cement required to fix the tiles that cost around the same as labor.
So if you are using a 12” by 12” tile priced at Rs. 50 per square feet that covers 1 sqft then cost of flooring that space would Rs. 50 + 25 + 25 so nearly around Rs. 100. Depending upon the number of labor that the Vishakhapatnam flooring contractor is using for the project the entire work could be completed in just a week or two and then a week would be required for the tiles to dry and set firmly after which final wet polishing is done to make it ready for use.