5 Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Home

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So, you know that your floors could do with a bit of a facelift. You’ve decided to commit and just go for it; it’s time to invest in new flooring. Unfortunately, that’s not where the decisions end.

You still need to decide on a type of flooring, but with so many options available, where do you start? You’ll need to consider which room (or rooms) the flooring will be installed in, your budget, and your personal taste. Floor Factory can help you do all of that with this handy five-point guide to choosing the best flooring for your home.

1) Which rooms are being renovated?

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Perhaps the most important consideration for anyone choosing new flooring is the room in question. If you’re considering flooring for your bathroom or another high-moisture area, consider a tiled floor. Moisture can affect certain types of flooring, especially vinyl or carpeted ones. You are less restricted if the room in question is a living or dining room, as you can choose from almost any style.

2) What’s your budget?

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Cost, as always, is another important consideration as certain types of flooring are more expensive than others. For example, more exotic wooden floors cost significantly more than porcelain tiles and laminate ones. We would advise asking for a price guide before you decide on a particular style, as doing so will let you narrow down the choices to what suits you.

3) Which flooring looks the best?

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This point is all about personal taste. Provided you have selected suitable flooring for the rooms in question and have found something in your price range, the next factor to consider is how it looks. We recommend browsing catalogues, as these will feature clear pictures of a range of products. You should also, however, ask staff members for their advice. With staff who work with flooring every day, they’re among the best-placed people to advise. Ask yourself whether you prefer traditional or modern styles, and take the time to carefully consider how you ultimately want your room to look.

4) How much maintenance work do you want?

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Unsurprisingly, certain types of flooring require more maintenance. Tiles or planks require the least attention, as they can almost always be wiped clean or swept. Thick carpets, on the other hand, are notoriously harder to clean. If high maintenance demands are enough to put you off, this point is worth considering at an early stage.

5) How messy is your household?

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Households with lots of pets and children (or even just messy adults) should seriously consider low-maintenance flooring solutions. Mud is far easier to remove from smooth, hard surfaces like tiles than it is from carpets. If carpets do consistently become muddies, they could actually become permanently marked.

Contact Floor Factory

Hopefully, this guide will prove useful to anyone struggling to choose flooring for their home. If you do have any more questions, however, feel free to give us a call on 01332 986261. We are always happy to offer our considered, impartial advice to anyone looking for new flooring.