If you’re house-proud, chances are, you’ve considered absolutely every element of your living space. If you’re looking to renovate your home, or have just moved in somewhere new and are looking to make the space your own, you may be considering uphauling certain elements of your space – and flooring could be one of them. Sure, many of us accept the flooring that the home we’ve bought comes with.
But there are so many different types of flooring out there for you to choose from that this is a relatively easy and straightforward area of your property to personalize and make your own. Here are some suggestions that can help you get this journey started on the best foot.
Looking to add a new floor to a bathroom, kitchen or other space that is repeatedly exposed to water, spills, drips and cleaning? Tiling could be a great option for your floors. Sure, we generally associate tiles with walls and other splash areas, but it makes a great flooring option too. Not only does it look high end, but it effectively protects the space you’re adding it to and is easy to clean and maintain once fitted.
You can choose uniform tiles or you can arrange different shapes and sizes in different ways to create a mosaic look. From stacked stone to porcelain, you’ve got a world of options at your hands, so browse those available to you and see which best suit your needs. As with any type of flooring, it’s best to opt for a professional fitting. This will ensure that you get quality and a tile floor that stands the test of time.
Looking to make a space more cozy and warm? Carpet could be the perfect option for you. Carpet is extremely soft underfoot and can help to add a touch of color to the space you’re working with too, depending on the color or pattern that you pick. Nowadays, you can generally order swatch books, or visit a showroom to try swatches, that will help you to see the real life color, feel and texture of any carpet you’re considering.
Make sure to choose a type that’s practical to the room that you’re decorating. If you’re choosing for a low footfall room, a plush, dense carpet could be great. However, for high footfall areas, you should use more hardwearing, short pile or twist pile options with tougher fibers. If you have pets, you should also avoid loop carpet, as their claws can catch in it, hurting your pet and damaging your carpet.
Wood flooring has grown increasingly popular over time. This is a lower maintenance option than carpet that regularly needs to be vacuumed and cleaned. It is also easier to clean if there are drips or spills. There are, of course, a number of types of wood available. You can choose real wood – perhaps hard wood or soft wood – or you could choose laminate that has a wood effect for a lower cost.
These are the three main categories of flooring that the majority of people tend to choose from. Give each consideration and you should find something that works for you and your home.