Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, or you’ve lived in a home for most of your life, getting the interiors right is incredibly important. There are a number of key and vital areas of importance, we’re going to look at your flooring. Flooring is incredibly important, whether it be its looks, its technicality, but also ensuring that it suits the environment it’s fitted in.
The first option we’re going to look at is hardwood, possibly the most popular option on the market. An incredibly durable material, that also has impressive waterproof qualities depending on the finish of the wood. It is important you allow wood time to sit in the room you intend on fitting it in, to allow it to adapt to its surroundings. Engineered wood also has the ability to have underfloor heating fitted underneath, solid wood on the other hand doesn’t due to the fact and may expand and contract under high levels of heat.
The next recommendation is vinyl tiles, arguably the best alternative to hardwood available. Despite the cheaper price tag, it doesn’t take away from the fact it has equally as good qualities as hardwood. It’s made up of polyvinyl-chloride, a durable material that has superb longevity, as well as being soft underfoot. It has excellent water resistance, making it ideal to be fitted in bathrooms and kitchens. There is a wide range of colours and designs to choose from, meaning there is something for every home and every need.
The final option we’re going to look at laminate flooring, the cheapest alternative to hardwood on the market. Laminate is similar to vinyl in its makeup, built with a number of different layers, with the main layer made up of a high density fibreboard (HDF). HDF is a durable material that provides excellent resistance to heavy footfall and high levels of traffic. It comes in a number of different styles and designs, with a wide range of darker colours providing a wonderful naturally warm aesthetic.
We hope our guide has helped you to find the right flooring for your home. As we said, flooring is incredibly important so we hope we helped you to make a decision!
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