Choosing the right type of flooring in your home is really important for both style and usage. As mentioned a couple of days ago, we are working on the lounge right now, and I cannot wait until we can afford to replace the carpet with something more family friendly. Whilst carpets can be cleaned of kids (and pets) messes, and they are cosy too, I do find them annoying when your space is small and you have young kids. For the purpose of it being easier to clean up messes and looking smarter/more stylish, I much prefer some type of flooring down in the rooms that are used a lot – it is way easier to maintain. But, when you’re investing your time and hard earned cash, you want to know that you are making the right choice and that the work is durable and long lasting.
There is a wide variety of flooring available in the market nowadays and what you decide on for your home will mainly depend on the location and purpose of your flooring. For example, if you want to cover the flooring of an office or playroom, it will be quite different from the one you’re going to go for it were in a kitchen. In the same way, flooring for a bathroom, kitchen or a corridor will all be different depending upon its usage and the area being covered, so do some research here.
Another important factor that will determine the type of flooring is the budget you have set. It so important when putting your mark on a home that your try and stick within your budget. There are professionals that can help you in this department, as well as helping you choose which flooring option is best suited to your home and usage – They have the experience to judge what type of flooring will best suit your needs, and they’ll give you the exact plan that will suit you.
If like us you are looking at changing the flooring in your home (either now or in the the coming months), then you may find the following ideas useful. Here are some of the best flooring options in the market to give you an idea about it all before you head out and make a purchase!
Laminate flooring is the most popular choice of flooring nowadays. The reason is that it is easy to install and even easier to maintain. The inner layer is composed of melamine resins and fiberboard material and the outer layer is clear and gives the flooring a beautiful finishing. It gives your floor protection and elegance at the same time as being budget friendly. What’s great is that you can choose from a variety of designs, and the professionals will come and install them for you if needed – The work can be done in just the budget that you have planned.
Solid wood flooring:
Many people plan on getting solid wood flooring. Although it is a good option because it is the most genuine of all the flooring options and looks great, it won’t be as convenient as other flooring options because it takes way more time to get installed. Also, the entire installation process is a little difficult creating more fuss for you (not ideal with a busy family).
Luxury vinyl tile:
Luxury vinyl flooring is probably the best option for commercial flooring as opposed to a home. Because of its durability and performance under high traffic, it is the first choice for commercial flooring. It is easy to install and easy to maintain. It has a protective glossy layer on top, which keeps it looking fresh and new, and does not let it fade away so easily.
Engineered hardwood flooring:
When you want original solid wood flooring level of work, but also want to keep it in your budget limits then this is a great choice. It is cheaper than solid wood flooring but still costs more than other synthetic flooring options.
There are multiple options available in the market for flooring, and choosing the type that best suits your needs does not need to be a difficult job. Set a budget, pin some ideas and then maybe get some professional help (not like that ha) and your flooring dreams will become a reality!
I can’t wait to get some darker, wood look flooring in our downstairs. We already have it in the porch and I love the vibe and ease of it in our busy home.
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