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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Are you thinking of getting the floors done up in your home? Choosing the right flooring shouldn’t take too long, but it does require a little consideration before you part with your cash. Choosing the wrong flooring will leave you annoyed and out of pocket to top it off. Use this guide to help you!

How Much Foot Traffic Will the Room Get?

When you pick the flooring for your home, you can’t just think about what kind you like best. You need to consider more practical aspects, like how much foot traffic the room will get. If you have a large family, or you have guests over fairly often, your floor will get more foot traffic. This means you have to pick something really durable that won’t be affected by the foot traffic. Make sure you know how strong the flooring is you’ve chosen, and how it wears under lots of foot traffic. Some floor styles might actually get better with more foot traffic, as it can add character. Others, not so much.

How Much Do You Expect to Clean Your New Floor?

Think about how often you clean the floor now, and how often you would like to clean it. If you currently clean the floor every day but would prefer to do so every other day, you need something that doesn’t show up dust so much. If you don’t clean it very often and would like to keep it that way, you need something similar. Carpets may need to be cleaned multiple times a day, especially if you have pets and children. Wooden floors are easier to clean, and can be cleaned less if you pick the right type. Timber floors are renowned for being durable and easy to clean, but there are so many more you can choose from.

How Much Moisture Will the Floor Be Exposed to?

Moisture? What’s that got to do with anything? Quite a bit, actually! If you’re having your new floor in a room that is moist a lot, like the bathroom, your floor needs to be able to handle this. If not, you could end up with a mouldy, damaged floor. Gross!


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Do You Have Kids, Pets, or Both?

Kids and pets should play a big part in your decision. Pets can be all hairy and have the occasional accident. Kids aren’t so hairy, but they can have accidents just the same. A floor that hides marks and things well is a good idea when you have kids and pets.

What’s Your Style?

Your style should come into it a little bit, of course. If you love the vintage theme, then a floor that fits in with that will keep you happy for longer. Flooring can cost a lot of money, so you need to make sure you’ll be happy with it for the foreseeable future!

What’s Your Budget?

You don’t want to try to get your floor as cheap as you can, but you do want to get the best value for money. Make sure you compare prices and features!

Which type of flooring will you get for your home?

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