Hard flooring includes the toughest of the flooring materials including but not limited to, stone, concrete, cement, wood, etc. Hard flooring is also the toughest to lay, so it is advised you seek professional help when laying this flooring types. Some popular hard flooring options include ceramic tiles, bricks, slate, stones of different cuts and plywood. While hard-flooring is resistant to numerous things like wear & tear, stains, dust build-up and water, they can also be quite noisy. This makes them very impractical in environments where you want the least amount of noise.
Resilient flooring types meanwhile, is tougher than soft flooring and softer than hard flooring. This means while hard floorings are very tough and durable, the resilient flooring options have a certain degree of elasticity to them. This does not mean they compromise on sturdiness, either. Some examples include, linoleum, vinyl (sheet and composition tile), rubber and cork. This flooring type has the most number of benefits. While are extremely hard-wearing, they are also soft on the foot. They are low-maintenance like hard flooring and are very easy to lay. Most can be done as DIY projects. Also they are very pocket-friendly.