Choosing flooring for your home is no easy task. There are so many flooring options to consider, as well as various pros and cons of each. There’s also cost to consider, as well as longevity. Which makes selecting the ideal flooring option little bit more difficult.
The good news is that there are plenty of simple things you can do to make choosing the perfect floor type easier for yourself. To help you do that, we’ve put together this useful guide, packed full of tips and advice for choosing suitable flooring for your home.
What will the room be used for?
The first thing that you need to ask yourself is what the space will be used for. Some rooms, such as the kitchen and bathroom, can only have hard flooring because of what they’re used for. While other spaces, such as the living room and hallway, it’s up to you which option you go for. It’s essential that you take the room’s use into account when it comes to selecting the right flooring option.
For spaces that are going to get a lot of foot traffic, such as the hallway, hard flooring is your best option. This is because it will be easier to keep clean and will last longer. If you have small children, any spaces that they use should have hard flooring. It may not offer as much comfort, but when you’ve got little ones to think about, it’s the best option. You can’t wipe finger painting off your carpet but you can off hardwood and linoleum.
Is underfloor heating needed?
The next question to ask yourself is whether underfloor heating is needed. Underfloor heating can not be used with carpet, so if you want it, you need to opt for hard flooring. Unless the space is extremely cold, underfloor heating isn’t essential.
However, if it’s a space that’s going to be used by young children, it can be a good feature to have. Bathrooms, playrooms, and even kitchens are ideal for having underfloor heating installed. Of course, this will come at a cost but it will make your home more comfortable and will also, add value.
Take your flooring budget into account
Of course, a big part of what influences your choice of flooring type is your budget. It’s all well and good wanting to opt for flooring that will last for the longest time possible, but if you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. Carpet can be a great option, as long as you take good care of it. Linolium is also a great low-cost option if you want hard flooring instead of carpet.
Some companies offer pay monthly payments for flooring, so if money is tight, this could be worth considering. If money’s too tight to afford the flooring you want, your best option is to look for companies that offer payment plans. That way you can get the flooring you want, without having to stress about the cost.
So there you have it, everything that you need to know about choosing flooring options for your home. Please contact All About Interiors to assist you in choosing the right flooring for your home.