Flooring: what option is best for your home?

Choosing the right flooring for your home can seem like a daunting task. Your decision needs to be both practical but one that suits your home style and design. There are a variety of things you need to consider, such as cost, lifestyle choices and the use of the surface. Will the children be running around and spilling drinks and food, or will the pets be allowed to play around on it? By knowing the practical nature of your floor, it can help shape your decision and ensure you install flooring that will last. To help make your decision easier, we have listed a variety of rooms and their most popular flooring styles!

Kitchen

Ceramic tile is very durable and resistant to scratches as well as being water resistant. It’s also easy to clean so perfect for kitchen spills. With such an array of choice from marble, porcelain, granite and slate, you can find something to suit your personal taste. Some drawbacks are that tile can be loud to walk on and cold. It can also crack if you drop something heavy by accident, which is difficult to repair.

Wood floors are great at coping with the number of feet usually in a kitchen – it tends to be one of the most popular rooms in the house! They also add a great “home” feeling to the kitchen. Wood flooring has a natural elegance, is easier on your back and feet and generally feels warmer. It’s also easy to clean and stain resistant.

Bathroom

Vinyl and ceramic tiles are popular choices as they are both functional and water resistant. Vinyl flooring adds warmth, so could be a popular choice for a bathroom. They also provide superb durability which is needed in a bathroom!

Living areas

Flooring for the rest of your rooms such as bedrooms, dining rooms, and lounges really depends on personal taste. Wood and carpet are all popular choices.

Wood provides comfort and warmth and comes in a variety of options including maple, oak, pine and birch. You could also try cork floors for a sleek surface that’s both warm underfoot and soft!

Carpet is the winner if you are looking for sheer warmth and a cosy feel. It’s great for bedrooms, and anywhere you don’t want to wear shoes. Carpet also provides some sound proofing and comes in a variety of styles that will suit your home.

Choosing the right flooring for your home shouldn’t be stressful. Weigh up the purpose of the room compared to its design and you’ll be well on your way to choosing the perfect flooring for your home.