Making a decision is more difficult because of all the choices of flooring materials today. There are a few points to consider if you’re considering redoing the floors in your home so that you can choose the right flooring.
Each area gets a certain amount of traffic, and this is the first point you should look at. For example, your entrance, areas that lead out into the garden and rooms such as the kitchen are likely to be high traffic areas. A hardwearing, durable floor in those areas is what you’ll need so you don’t have to replace it in a short period of time.
The particular room is another factor in choosing the right type of flooring. Bathrooms and kitchens are subject to specific strain – hot and cold temperatures, as well as damp and of course spills in the kitchen. In these areas, wooden flooring or any material that stains easily won’t last.
Comfort should be considered too, which is why many bedrooms have carpets installed. Softer on the feet, comfortable for children to play on and less noisy, carpets are still a popular choice for bedroom and living areas in homes. You can install carpets in children’s bedrooms because without too concerned about staining because in order to reduce staining, today’s carpets are specially treated.
To provide comfort and softness underfoot, many people install tiles or laminate flooring and then use rugs. Special treatment is required for some types of tiles in order for them to be sealed and they can be slippery. You shouldn’t put slippery tiles in the entrance from the garden and swimming pool or the passage outside the bathroom if you have small children.
Your choice will also be influenced by your existing decor and you may only want to replace the floor and not redesign the whole house. Becoming increasingly popular is laminate flooring, not least because it’s effect is similar to genuine wood flooring and it’s cheaper. Besides being available in different types of wood, laminate flooring is easy to install and also more hardwearing than you may think. Bamboo flooring is gaining in popularity too, and cement floors are a modern alternative that can be stained or painted to create many different effects.
Your choice of flooring will be determined by what is the most practical for the area you want to redecorate, your budget, and personal preference. While you replace the existing flooring, consider installing underfloor heating if you don’t already have it. The The additional comfort will make up for the additional cost.
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