Your house should be the oasis that you arrive at after a long day at the office, or after a mammoth shopping trip. You should feel that sense of relaxation as soon as you step inside your home.
This is precisely why your interior’s flooring is so important, and why choosing the right option for every room will truly transform the way you see your home.
Before you decide though, here are a few factors to take into consideration:
- Your budget.
- The moisture level in the room that you’re applying the new flooring.
- Are you looking for a DIY option?
- The level of care you’re willing to take in maintaining your floors.
The heart of the home requires some extra thought as this is most likely a high foot-traffic room that could also be the site of many a spill.
While beautiful hardwood may be aesthetically pleasing in the kitchen, it may not be the most practical. A beautiful ceramic or porcelain tile would be more suitable. It’s much more forgiving and easier to clean.
If your heart is set on wood, there is a variety of wood-looking tile options on the market.
This is another hub of activity in the house and also the space with the highest moisture level.
However, and perhaps surprisingly, vinyl has become a popular option for this space. Because it comes in a sheet, there are no sneaky cracks for water to escape into. It also comes in a range of colors, ensuring the perfect match for the décor.
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, a porcelain tile is the way to go. Apart from adding a certain style to the space, it is also perfect to use if you’re considering installing underfloor heating.
Your living or family room
This space opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to flooring, most of it dependent on your personal preferences.
While hardwood is most likely the popular choice, it does come with a bit of a heavy price tag. It also requires a higher level of care and maintenance.
Laminate, on the other hand, is a cheaper option and has become increasingly popular thanks to its durability and color options.
Wall-to-wall carpets are also an option but they involve professional cleaning and more maintenance. Area rugs on hardwood or laminate flooring may be the perfect solution.
This is very similar to the living area in that hardwood, laminate, and carpets are all possible options.
However, carpets may be a bigger drawcard as they invoke a sense of soft comfort and elegance in the bedroom, which is probably what you’re looking for.
Laminate or wood flooring with area rugs could still be a great compromise with soft rugs being placed on each side of the bed so that early morning feet don’t touch the cold floor.
Contact us today if you need any more flooring advice for your home.
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