Floors are often seen as a structural element of a room. They certainly are. You need a floor to walk on and stand on. You also need a floor to provide a stable surface for your appliances and furniture to rest on. However, floors are not only a structural, functional element. They can, and really should, also be beautiful. Now, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One person may find a hardwood floor most beautiful, while someone else strongly prefers tile. That's something you'll discover as you read this blog: there are lots of types of flooring, each with their own looks and advantages.