Thursday, August 17, 2017

Choosing The Right Floor For Your Home!


This post is provided by Megan Reece.

When it comes to redecorating and renovating your home most people opt straight for the paintbrush, or head to the store in search of furniture that will bring the room back to life. Whilst both of these are important, have you ever considered how much of a difference your floor can actually make? The very foundation/base of your home is the floor and yet it is so often overlooked. Today, we have teamed up with Luxury Flooring to tell you why renovating your home should literally start from the bottom! 

As mentioned earlier, the floor is the foundation of your home and when it comes to pairing with your interiors and furnishings it can really set the tone for how you may choose to build upon it. Of course we are not insinuating that your flooring must match the decor of your home but it can help towards a theme, for example if you are looking to stick with neutral colors such as beige and magnolia then these can be paired with deep wooden floorboards, but if you are looking at a grey color scheme then perhaps you could head towards a more pale/whitewashed floor. 

One of the most important things that you will have to consider when choosing your flooring is what budget you will have to play around with. Do not get us wrong it would be absolutely wonderful if money was no object and everyone could buy whatever they wanted, but unfortunately life does not work that way! The first thing you need to do when it comes to working out the cost of flooring is determine how much you will actually need, once you have the measurements done then comes the fun part; choosing the material that you want! There are so many types of flooring available on the market, all with different price tags but what it really comes down to is personal preference, in the end you are paying for quality and longevity within your home. 

With budget crossed off there is another important aspect to factor into your decision, what kind of traffic will be walking on your floor? No we do not mean transport! Foot traffic, for example, how busy is your home? Where will the flooring be installed? If you are looking at somewhere like the hallway or lounge and kitchen area then it is likely to get busy because these are the places that we walk in and out of more often than others. If this is the case then it may be worth your while investing in more durable materials like hardwood flooring or perhaps laminate, heck if you feel like getting real fancy then why not throw some tiles into the mix? If you are considering giving your bedroom a bit of a facelift then you can play around with softer materials as they would not face such a heavy footfall. 

Whilst looking at the traffic of your floor it is also a good idea to consider the type of home that you are living in. Are you a bachelor with the world at your feet (literally)? Or do you run a tight ship family home with little ones and pets running riot? Although they are small they can cause a bit of damage given half the chance- of which I am sure many parents can vouch for! This is when you have to look at things like the guarantee that is offered with different floors and the ability to sand and refinish should any damage occur. The most family-friendly floors in our opinions are bamboo (also eco-friendly), laminate, wood floors and even vinyl. 

So with these all in mind you should have all the information that you need when it comes to considering new flooring. Now take it and run with it, there is more to life than carpets!

1 comment:

  1. Great tips! Thank you Jessie for putting out these helpful hints.
    xo
    Patty

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