Floor coverings can be divided into two categories: textile and non-textile coverings. Textile coverings include carpet, needle fleece as well as woven and knitted rugs. Non-textile coverings are divided into three different groups: elastic coverings (e.g. PVC, linoleum, cork), hard coverings (laminate, prefabricated parquet, floorboards and wooden floors) and mineral coverings (natural stones, Terrazzo, tiles).
Selecting a floor covering is often not only a question of money, it depends where the floor is to be laid. Laminate floors, tiles or linoleum are very well suited to kitchens and workrooms. Linoleum has the advantage that it is both warm to your feet and repellent to mould.
Tiles, marble and natural stones are recommended for bathrooms and showers. Natural stones are something special: each plate is unique. In contrast, fine ceramic plates and tiles are a mixture of quartz, clay and feldspar. Natural stones and tiles are ideal in combination with underfloor heating because they are excellent heat conductors.