Choosing the right kind of flooring for your home is essential. From carpet to vinyl, we’ve looked at the benefits of each.
Flooring can make or break a room. It needs to be suitable for you and your family’s needs – and what you’re intending to use the space for.
To help you choose the right flooring for your home, we’ve looked at the benefits of four popular types: carpet, wooden, vinyl and laminate. As well as that, we’ve thought about how each one could work with current interior trends – so that your home is as stylish as it is functional.
Carpet is probably the most popular type of flooring for home owners. Versatile, easy to look after and safe for toddlers to take a tumble on, it’s a great choice for families. Whether you want a luxurious all-wool carpet or a something in wallet friendly polypropylene, there’s one for every budget.
You’ll also find that carpet offers you unrivalled choice when it comes to colours. Bold, bright shades are seriously on trend at the moment; try experimenting with some in your hallway or spare room if you’re unsure. One of the UK’s leading brands is Cormar Carpets, with carpets to suit every style, use and bank balance.
Wooden floors have always been incredibly popular, and are present in thousands of homes. They look great in period properties, with home owners often trying to restore any original flooring to create an authentic look.
A distressed wooden floor will really tie in with the luxurious historical look, set to be one of 2016’s hottest trends. A wooden floor also looks great in a modern home too. If you invest in a quality wooden floor now, you’ll find that it lasts for years and years to come.
A favourite for many decades, vinyl flooring is popular for two main reasons. The first is that it’s incredibly easy to care for, requiring nothing more than a quick wipe over. The second is that it’s hugely versatile.
You can have anything from funky block colours to vinyl printed to look like stone or hardwood. If you want to introduce a fun, retro look, try a classic black and white pattern on your kitchen floor. If you’re considering some for your home, then Tarkett Vinyl Flooring are one of the best brands in the business.
Karndean is becoming a popular choice, especially for new floors in extensions. It is a similar product to Tarkett in that vinyl tiles are individually laid and stuck to the floor.
Laminate is a great alternative to wooden floors. It’s often less expensive than a solid wood floor, and is incredibly easy to install. The design of some laminate floors mean that you sometimes don’t even need adhesive – you just click the panels together! It’s also mould resistant and really easy to keep clean.
If you want the sleek, polished look of an authentic wooden floor without the price tag or maintenance, then laminate could be the perfect option for your home. Try it as part of an ultra-modern scheme.
Which one will you choose?
So there you have it, some stylish flooring ideas for your family home! Everything from space to style can dictate what flooring is suitable for your needs. Once you’ve settled on the right one though, you’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it can make to a room.