How to choose the right flooring material for your home
Flooring has a major influence on the feel and mood of a room and it is vital to make the right choices. The main points to consider when selecting a floor include water resistance, durability, and slip resistance. It is important to remember that heavy foot traffic areas, maintenance and durability for your lifestyle as well as appearance, comfort and cost.
1. Soft Flooring like carpets and natural fibre flooring like sisal are comfortable to walk on and good for insulation and noise control. These are popular choices for bedrooms, study’s and staircases, where they are less likely to be susceptible to the spills and mishaps of everyday life and create a soft feel to a room.
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2. Hardwood and engineered timber flooring, including bamboo and floating floors, are highly durable if well sealed and easy to look after. Timber flooring, whether hardwood or engineered, is a wonderful way to add character, depth and a beautiful natural element to your home. Today there is an amazingly wide range of wood varieties, stains, oils, lacquers, grain styles and grades available means there is a floorboard to suit every style and budget.
3. Tiles are the hardest wearing and easy to take care, they keep the house cool in summer however they a hard on your feet.
4. Polished Concrete has a modern look and is easy to clean if sealed well however like tiles it’s hard underfoot and unforgiving of falls or things being dropped on it. These days, Polished concrete is highly customisable, with clients able to pick the colour of the pigment in the concrete so they can change the colour as they please. The size, colour & type of aggregate that goes into the concrete can be selected by the client, and the level of polish on the concrete can be varied to suit your desired look, but our favourite option feature is adding underfloor heating to a polished concrete floor to create a subtle and efficient way of heating spaces in your home.
A fabulous floor is the foundation of any room, and can give your interiors a much-needed style boost. But it also needs to perform, so make sure whatever you choose suits your layout and lifestyle.
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