When it comes to home renovation making the right choice isn’t always easy, but we feel that choosing the right flooring for your home can be made much simpler if you have the right information to hand. There are several things to factor, probably more than you initially thought! Not only should your floor be aesthetically pleasing; it needs to be practical too. So how can you ensure this? Well our handy list below covers most areas:
One of the biggest questions is “Where is the flooring is going to be fitted?” Once you have established this there are a lot of options available and we aim to talk you through the best options (in our humble opinion) for each room.
So let’s start with the living room, are you considering straying away from that carpet that you had fitted many moons ago? If so then why not take a look at wood flooring, which over the years, has proven to be a popular choice. Whether it is engineered or solid, wood flooring is great if you’re looking to add a touch of elegance with a warm, natural. If you are craving a cosy atmosphere, maybe even something a little more rustic then wood flooring is perfect. It’s also easy to clean and maintain, plus wood flooring can be sanded and refinished several times once it has been installed, although it can last an astonishing15-20 years before needing either.
Perhaps it’s the bathroom you’re looking to change. If that’s the case then it’s important to consider how much moisture the flooring will be exposed to. In order to create a safe environment with your flooring then choosing the right kind of material is vital. Natural stone tiles such as travertine and slate both make for a great choice as their coating makes them non-slip, mould-resistant and good conductors of heat.
Or are you looking to bring your kitchen back to life? If so then you need to ensure that the flooring has two key characteristics; it needs to be durable and easy to clean. A smart choice for the kitchen would be laminate or even tiles, although there has been a rise in wood flooring being installed in kitchen areas. This comes as no surprise as the rustic vibe from engineered/solid wood flooring has seen a huge increase in popularity over recent years.
Do you have children or pets? These are all things that you need to think about when choosing your flooring. If you’re living in a busy environment where children are playing, running around and just causing havoc in general then perhaps now is a better time than ever to get rid of the carpet and opt for something a little more durable! Our affordable engineered or solid wood floors offer a great alternative that you can rely on for many years to come.
To find out more about our range of flooring visit www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk
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