We always put a lot of thought and effort into the look of our homes and it’s understandable. It’s the place we relax, come to after a long day and the place we feel most comfortable. With all this in mind, it’s very important that we enjoy the look of our home too. Flooring can make or break a room and is often the first thing you notice when you walk into a room. Most of the time we can decorate to our heart’s content but with flooring we need to consider practicality. Let’s go through some common flooring types and how they can work in your home.
Be Kind to Your Pocket with Laminate
If you’ve fallen in love with natural materials such as wood and stone but their price tag is too off putting, then don’t worry, not all hope is lost. Laminate is the most budget friendly option and replicates natural products perfectly that often it’s hard to tell it apart from the real thing. Not only is laminate a cheaper alternative but it also has much better practicality. It is worth considering that it’s only resistant to scratches, stains and water so we’d perhaps keep it away from rooms that see high exposure to these such as the bathroom. It can cope with average amounts of these, so the kitchen and dining room would be appropriate. It also pairs with underfloor heating, something a lot of modern homes now have. Laminate is a great choice for first-time buyers, with it being an affordable fix for those not wanting to break the bank.
Show Off with Solid Wood Flooring
As much as we don’t want extra maintenance and cleaning, we’re all a sucker for a gorgeous interior. The best way to impress and show off prestige is to go for solid wood, a popular and sophisticated choice that is guaranteed to introduce a classical and charming look to your home. To make a grand first impression, we’d recommend solid wood in the hallway as it will never go out of fashion and is highly durable, ideal for those high foot traffic areas. Coming in a range of wood types, colours, plank arrangements and finishes, there’s a whole world of options available to you. If you’re wanting to go one step further to add luxury to your home, then there’s nothing better than herringbone wood. Simply beautiful!
Live Carefree with Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Anyone that has LVT in their home will know how practical and easy to manage it is. It is completely water, stain and scratch proof, so we’d always recommend it as the ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Like laminate, it looks strikingly similar to natural materials as well as being much more affordable than its inspiration. The best thing about LVT is that it is extremely durable as well as boasting a very easy cleaning routine. It is also compatible with under-floor heating and anti-slip, a big advantage over tiles which are very hazardous when wet. Perfect for family homes, it’s hard to find fault with LVT really!