How To Choose The Ideal Flooring For Your Home

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Laminate tiles for easy cleaning and hard wearing

Whether you have just moved into a new home or just fancy changing things up, make sure to have a read of this.

When it comes to our homes, it’s only natural that we want to make them look their best. Aside from painting the walls and investing in new furniture, one way we can jazz up your home is with new flooring.

You might forget about flooring - I know I often do, but when it comes to decor, flooring can have a big impact. So if you want to create a fantastic home, it’s important to think about your flooring in more detail.

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To help you choose the perfect flooring for your home, I have put together some simple tips that should help.

Consider your lifestyle

When it comes to choosing new flooring for your home, the most significant thing to consider is your lifestyle. If you don’t have any children, pets or heavy foot traffic, then a white carpet might work well for you. But as any mum knows, white carpets and kids just don’t mix.

If you have children trampling in and out of your house, as well as pets, then it’s a good idea to look at flooring that is resilient. Carpet gets worn down and dirty incredibly easily while wooden and tile floors last much longer.

Think about the location

The type of flooring that is suitable will depend on where in the house it will go. For instance, flooring in your hallway should be easy to clean, like laminate or wood.

For your downstairs flooring, you should opt for wood, laminate floating floors or tiles, as these are all easy to clean. The downstairs part of your home is the place that gets the most foot traffic, so it makes sense that the floors should be resilient.

Everywhere upstairs, apart from the bathroom, should have flooring that is comfortable and cosy. For upstairs flooring carpets are ideal, they are comfortable and cosy. Because there is a reduced amount of foot traffic upstairs, carpets should stay in good condition.

Take your budget into account

Flooring tends to be priced per square metre and can be quite expensive, so the flooring you have will also depend on your budget. For example, carpets that are thinner cost less than carpets that are more plush and soft under your feet.

In terms of hard flooring, the costs vary significantly. Ceramic flooring tends to be more expensive than carpet, wood and laminate. However, as ceramic flooring is more durable and lasts longer, it's worth the extra cost.

Of all the types of flooring on the market, laminate tends to be the cheapest option. However, while it is cheap to buy, it can be expensive to have it laid. When calculating prices, always make sure to take into account the laying costs.

Choosing the type of flooring that’s perfect for your home can sometimes be tricky, especially when you have kids. The key to choosing the perfect flooring is taking your lifestyle and budget, among other things, into account.

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