plays a significant role in beautifying the look of
the house. As important is good furniture for the
home, equally vital is the house flooring style.
Floorings are of varied kinds. As it is said that
there are two sides of every coin. Same goes for
floorings too. All styles and types have their own
strengths and weaknesses so gain knowledge and then
according to your suitability choose the right type.
Also there are differences in installation of these
distinct floorings. Some are easy to install with less
of hassles, while some require expertise help.
Some of the
considerations that should be kept in mind while shopping are:
cost of flooring, its durability and of course warranty period.
Popular flooring types are wood, bamboo, fiber, tiles and hard
floors. One should keep on trying out different flooring types as
it gives a fresh look to your room. The specialty of hard floors
lies in the fact that they look elegant, easy to handle and are
very durable. But they are pretty expensive.
Among the natural
segment flooring we have an exotic range like marbles, granite and
slate. Marble has never been out of fashion and is available in a
variety of colors. It was popular among Greeks too. Granite
demands regular polishing. There are chances of falling on
polished granite because it becomes too slippery. Less shade
choice is available in slates and also they demand lot of effort
in cleaning. Bricks can also be used for flooring. Available in
different shades of red and orange they give the cool look and can
be kept in stylish manners. Wood and bamboo flooring is also in.
It looks classy.
Beautiful tiles available in different types, shapes and colors
are the most popular types of flooring found at home. There are
some tiles that absorb heat and thus give a cool look to the room.
Tiles are cut in a variety of styles, which is in consistency with
the contemporary times. Tiles should be chosen keeping in mind the
general look of the room as in wall color and the color of
furniture. Whatever flooring you choose for your sweet home, it
should go in consistency with the look of the room.
DIRECTIONS AND FLOORING
Selection of flooring material
and patterns can be finalized by making use of the qualities of
the five great elements, energy, source-sink relationship, and
energy matter equation as applied to sub directions. The flooring
pattern is selected in such a manner that the Pranik and Jaivik
Urja create positive energy envelope for the vastu.
North-east zone -
White marble enhances positive energy sources as it reflects and
polarizes sunlight. Also white color is the color of 'jal
tatwa’ and the north-east zone requires the
qualities of the jal tatwa.
South-east zone - Agra
red stone or any other pink colored stone provides the necessary
loading to compensate the energy sink and the red colour
representing 'agni tatwa' satisfies
the requirements of this zone.
- Kota or blue tandoor stone is suitable for this zone. Blue color
represents 'vayu tatwa’ matching the
qualitative requirements of this zone.
South-west zone - Yellow
colored stone as yellow jaisalmer stone represent the 'Prithvi
tatwa’ and hence orients the 'gurutwa' (heaviness)
towards this zone. Gurutwa is required to compensate the sink-sink
combination in this zone.