Nowadays builders are providing wooden flooring in bedrooms. Is it really wooden flooring or wood finish tiles ?
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  • Real, still waiting for your report
    I know you are busy with moderator responsibility but it will be really helpful for RE rookies like me.
    Anyways I still have one more year in my hand till possession.. :)
    It will be helpful for me if u can redirect me to some sites regarding interiors.
    Thanks in advance

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  • Originally Posted by simsagar
    Wooden flooring is just another fad by developers to attract customers or give premium feel to projects - INR 100 psft will give premium luk to project?-

    Good quality ones come 175/sq ft onwards. And that too laminate & not Solid wood or engineered.

    Also, it is not suitable for hot/equatorial weather of India - it's suitable for places where it is very cold or have snow for most part of the year.

    Not exactly, I have experienced it is various cities across in India. When I was in Jaipur about month back, the bedroom had wooden flooring & in winters it is really useful. My friend has one in Pune & it is helpful in winters.

    also, think of the environment impact of wooden flooring- - Just how many trees will get chopped for this is anyones guess. In India re-usable wood has not made its entry while in west they re-use wood for these floorings.

    There are 3 major types of wooden flooring :-

    Solid Wood - This is what you are talking about where trees are chopped & their planks directly used for flooring. They require polish every year to maintain its shine & this is the most expensive of the lot. The color is based on the tree.

    Engineered Wood - This is natural + some composites to make it more stronger & water-proof. It is used in commercial areas, outdoors, various courts, pool side deck area etc. Natural polish can be used in this case. Color can be modified slightly.

    Laminated wood - This is what builder generally give coz this is the cheapest of lot. In this, the wood powder (waste) which is generated on account of cutting of wood, plywood etc. is used. This power is then put together, adhesive in put into it & then it is rolled into sheet. Then a laminate paper is stick onto it to give look like effect. You remove the paper, it is just similar to plywood. :D Using this doesn't cause harm to nature, doesn't require polishing (as wood is not there but just paper), is water resistant & comes quite cheap.

    go for mosaic tiles....cleaning, maintaining them is far easy than marble or granite etc

    It depends man, if you have maid; why bother ? Also there are many floor cleaners exclusively for marble, granite & other stones which are effective. One can use those. Btw, if you believe in Vastushastra, don't put marble for flooring. It is meant only for temples, in home, you can have marble only in pooja room if one has one separately.
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  • Originally Posted by hrishikeshdeo
    Real, still waiting for your report
    I know you are busy with moderator responsibility but it will be really helpful for RE rookies like me.
    Anyways I still have one more year in my hand till possession.. :)
    It will be helpful for me if u can redirect me to some sites regarding interiors.
    Thanks in advance

    Have it in my portable HDD. Will post it soon.
    But man, probs with these sites is that they show designs of grand & big homes. Also, very few cater to Indian atmospheric conditions. Infact, I see no reason why we should have big 5.5 ft windows facing west or south in India. or for that matter fireplace too. There are many other things to make room hot. ;) I would suggest to subscribe to good mags like BBC Interiors, Inside Outside. Infact, Inside Outside has lot of focus on apartments, duplexes etc. apart from nice houses & villas.
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  • Thank you and will check out above mentioned sites.

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