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FIRST HOME BUYERS, Property Market, STYLING

Which type of Flooring is best for your home?

31 Jan, 2022
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There’s a lot of decisions that need to be made when it comes to building your new home. There are also a number of factors individual to you that come in to play with facing those decisions. What type of flooring is best for your home really comes down to your budget, use, and style. There are so many options all with their advantages and disadvantages. Here’s some helpful things to consider to help ease the stress of the decision-making process when choosing your flooring. Before we get stuck in, here’s some considerations:

  1. Are you on a budget?
  2. Do you have kids or pets?
  3. Are you after low- maintenance options?
  4. Does your home require soundproofing?

Laminate

Laminate floors are a hybrid floor covering made of compressed fibreboard to give the appearance of real stone, hardwood or tiles. They’re a very popular type of floor covering being the most budget friendly option.

Pros

  • budget friendly
  • lots of design options
  • easy to clean and maintain
  • good with kids
  • easy DIY

Cons

  • doesn’t do well in high moisture areas
  • can chip easily
  • not suitable for bathrooms or laundry rooms
  • not soundproof

Vinyl

Vinyl is composed of several layers of different materials, usually a plastic make up, making it a highly durable and affordable flooring choice and much more moisture friendly than that of laminate.

Pros

  • budget friendly
  • lots of design options
  • water resistant
  • easy to clean and maintain
  • soft on the feet
  • longer lifespan than laminate

Cons

  • more expensive than laminate
  • difficult to remove/replace
  • good with kids
  • can damage easily

Tile

A long time favourite of many home builders, it’s one of the hardest wearing and aesthetically pleasing options available.

Pros

  • cost effective
  • lots of design options
  • water resistant/waterproof
  • easy to clean and maintain

Cons

  • difficult to remove/replace
  • cold
  • slippery when wet
  • unforgiving to falls or drops

Concrete Floors

Definitely in trend at the moment, being a great choice for the beach life and industrial look. It’s incredibly versatile in that it can be polished, etched, stained, etc.

Pros

  • highly durable
  • low maintenance
  • cost effective
  • environmentally friendly

Cons

  • cold on the feet
  • unforgiving to falls or drops
  • pet friendly

Engineered Timber

A timeless style that suits all home interiors! They do however come with a bit of a price tag. It’s a variant of hardwood, with the main difference being it’s not solid wood. It does however save some money over hardwood floors and also less time maintaining.

Pros

  • Authentic look and feel
  • sustainable production
  • reduces noise

Cons

  •  not waterproof
  • may wear quickly
  • soundproof

Conclusion

Now it’s time for you to go through which of these will suit your household best. If you are working with our design team, we can assist you in making the right decision to suit your family’s needs.

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