Quick guide to flooring

Getting the flooring right can make a big difference to your home. Whether you’re looking for warmth and comfort or stylish practicality, with so many options available it can be difficult to know what type of flooring will suit your home best. Contact us to share your ideas.

Our guide will help you to decide on the best flooring for you room.

What do you need to consider when choosing flooring?

There are a number of things to consider when deciding on the best type of flooring for your room:

  • How is the room used? If you have children or pets it can be best to choose flooring options that are durable and easy to keep clean.
  • How much traffic will there be through the room? Hardwearing options are best for high footfall areas.
  • Is it in a room where water is used? Bathrooms and kitchens may need waterproof flooring.
  • Is the room exposed to bright sunlight? This can fade brightly coloured carpets.
  • It’s also important to consider what flooring you have in other rooms in the house in order to maintain a flowing scheme.

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What types of flooring are available?

  • Carpets or carpet tiles

Carpets are great for adding warmth and comfort to a room, and can provide some additional insulation. However, some types of carpet may be less hardwearing than other types of flooring and are more difficult to keep clean than flooring that can be easily washed. Look out for good quality carpets made from hardwearing fibre in high-traffic areas, and consider using rugs to protect them. Carpet tiles offer the warmth of a carpet but can be easily replaced so are a good alternative in some spaces.

  • Tiles

Ceramic or stone tiles provide a very hardwearing, waterproof option that is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. Although they are often more expensive than vinyl, they give a quality finish that will last many years. You will need to use a sealer to help protect your grout – you can look at the best grout sealers on the market here. This will help keep your tiles clean for years to come.

  • Laminate flooring

Laminate floors are cheap and easy to fit – offering a range of styles and colours which can mimic real wood flooring. They are a good option for those on a budget and modern designs make them quick and simple to lay. Solid wood floors offer the ultimate in luxury and finish. Buy yours here. They are a long-lasting investment and give the unique warmth and look of traditional wood.

  • Hardwood flooring

Speaking of traditional wood, one must not overlook it if matters like property value and durability matter most to you. Solid hardwood can last longer than laminate and gives your home an authentic feeling. Modern wooden flooring options can be purchased and installed. You can also get them as easy-to-lay planks that simply tap together. Protect your wood floors with a good quality floor polish and it will age beautifully, developing a lovely patina over time.

  • Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is one of the cheapest options available, offering a quick, easy-to-clean option that is particularly well suited to kitchens, bathrooms, and areas where regular cleaning is required. See other benefits. Cushioned vinyl offers a softer feel underfoot and they are now available in thousands of styles, colours and patterns, so whatever your colour scheme, there is bound to be a design to match.

  • Timber flooring

Timber flooring is becoming very popular nowadays, as it’s said to be a material that can last for decades when looked after properly. With the help of guides on timber floor maintenance, this material can be a great investment for your home. Timber is also said to be much more hygienic than carpets, and can be made to look much more stylish and appealing too!