Choosing the right flooring for your home can enhance the interior and dramatically change the look and feel. It is not always an easy decision as there are several factors to consider - especially when it is likely to be a permanent fixture for years to come. In this article, we look at five tips to find the right flooring for your home.
The size and shape of your home will often dictate where the flooring is going to be laid. Choosing a floor is like choosing the paint for your walls, the right colour can make a room feel larger, while darker colours can add warmth but can make some spaces feel smaller. Another consideration is how much natural light your home lets in, what do the rooms look like with the lights turned on? All these factors will influence your decision as to how your flooring will look at different times of the day. Start by asking your local carpet and flooring expert for different types of flooring samples, this will give you a good indication as to what they will look like in your home.
The style of flooring will come down to personal preference, but it should be in keeping with the aesthetics of your home’s interior. The last thing you want to be doing is laying the floor and then buying new furnishings to match it. With so many different types of flooring out there including laminate flooring, carpets and wood flooring it won’t be a quick decision, however, there are plenty of people who can help so don’t be afraid to ask.
Something else to consider is the practicality of the floor. What is the room used for, if it’s a hallway where there is a lot of footfall then you will need something that is hardwearing and easy to maintain? The same is said if you are looking at the flooring in the kitchen. If the flooring is going to be for the living area then you might want something that has a warming and softer texture to it such as carpet, particular during the colder months.
When it comes to the type of flooring there are generally four options: tiles, vinyl, wood and carpet. Each type of flooring has a particular place in the home and with each type of flooring there will be a wide range of styles to choose from that will complement your interior. Once you have decided on the type of flooring you need to choose the subtype, for example, if you like wood flooring then you will need to decide on whether it is solid or hardwood flooring - we never said that it was going to be easy.
Lastly, there is the cost and your budget is going to dictate what style and type of flooring you choose. Some flooring is very cost-effective and other types are a little more expensive so make sure it is something you can afford.
If you would like more information about which type or style of flooring is for you, then get in touch with one of the team here at Carpets & Flooring Ltd. We can help you find the right style and colour to transform the interior of your home.