Choosing the most appropriate flooring for your home can be a mine field, with there being so many options! Since it is not a cheap project, we want to make sure that we get it right first time to avoid any mistakes or not liking it after all! Luckily, we have done the hard work for you and whittled down the main factors that come into play when you’re looking at a new flooring. So, let’s have a look…
Cleaning and Maintenance
Sadly, the modern age still hasn’t made a flooring that cleans itself (as much as we’d love that). However, there are certainly some options that are easier to maintain than others, and it’s certainly worth paying attention to the features of each. Engineered wood is very easy to keep clean and does not harbour any debris or dirt (which can be a nightmare for those of you who have allergies). From a cleaning perspective, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are very easy to clean and can cope with lots of moisture.
As annoying as it is, flooring is very expensive and most of us have to set a budget when we’re looking. The first thing to do is measure exactly how much you need, the last thing you want to do is pay for extra that you don’t even need! If you love the look of solid wood but it’s just too much, then laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are fantastic replicas – often it’s impossible trying to tell them apart! Solid wood is the luxurious choice, so certainly go for this one if money is no object!
You need to think about where your flooring is going to be placed, as this will affect how much use it gets and you will therefore need to consider durability. If you’re looking for a new kitchen floor for example, it will be best to go for a nice durable flooring, whereas if it’s for the guest room then it’s not so important. With this being said, wood flooring is very durable and can last centuries, however both laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are very durable and will certainly serve a generous purpose.