Right Floor to Match Your Lifestyle
Posted on 22nd February 2017
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Right floor to match your lifestyle
Choosing the right floor for your home is not easy. It is very important to get it right and this can add pressure when trying to make a decision. There are several factors to take into consideration before looking at realistic options. We have put together some pointers to help you accurately assess your home and lifestyle before making any purchases.
Probably the most important thing to consider is your budget. The first thing you need to do is to establish a price point, a limit that you cannot go over. Once you have this in place then you can start looking at the other aspects to narrow down your search for your ideal flooring.
When you are deciding on flooring options, you want to make sure that the option you pick matches well with the style of your home. If you like contemporary style then you can opt for a luxury vinyl tile or engineered wood. On the other hand, if you are more into traditional design then you might prefer a carpet or dark wooden floor. Look at your current furniture and make sure that your new floor would complement it all.
Children and Pets
Whilst style is definitely an important factor, you must choose a practical option for you and your living situation. If you have small children or pets then you would probably want to stay away from deep pile or loop pile carpets as they cannot handle spillages and claw scratches. Any hardwood, laminate or vinyl options would be a much better choice with small children and/or pets in the house. Though if you do not have any children or pets then you have the freedom to choose whatever suits you, depending on your budget of course!
There are some flooring options that are more eco-friendly than others so if you have strong environment values but you have your heart set on traditional hardwood flooring for example, it can still be an option. You can opt for reclaimed wood which reuses existing wood from trees that were chopped down a long, long time ago; or salvaged wood flooring which can look beautiful in older homes. The other option is to purchase hardwood labeled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified; who promote the responsible management of forests throughout the world.
Think about the future
Finally, it is important to consider your long term plans. If your new flooring is part of a long-term upgrade in your property then you must match your flooring option to the style you are looking to achieve not the current, soon-to-be changed interior design of your home. If you have pets or small children then you might foresee likely damages to your flooring over time, so you need to find out if you can easily replace your flooring planks or tiles.
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