6 Things To Think About When Choosing Flooring For Your HomeJuly 3, 2014
When it comes to fitting new flooring in your home, you could just opt for what looks good but you should think about it in more detail than that.
As well as aesthetics, here are 6 other things you should think about before choosing which flooring type suits your home:
- How much does it cost?
- Is it practical for you and your family?
- Is it going to last a long time?
- Are you going to be comfortable walking on it each day?
- Is it easy to install or do I need to get a flooring company to help?
- How often am I going to need to clean it?
Everything boils down to cost, so when you find the perfect flooring type for your home, you still need to think about how it is going to get installed. You want a good return on investment and this will depend a lot on how practical the flooring is.
If you use your bathroom and kitchen the most then you will need a floor that will be practical and can be maintained easily as well as being durable. Bathroom and kitchen floor tiles are often the best for this.
Durability is a key factor to think about when investing in new flooring. You want a long lasting surface that can withstand daily use as well as any spills and accidents that happen from you, your children, pets or friends.
Arguably one of the most important things, especially for your feet, comfort is something that needs serious consideration. Carpet is your obvious choice for comfort but it isn’t the most durable and practical flooring solution in your home. If someone spills something on carpet it can easily stain.
If you don’t mind a bit of D.I.Y then installing flooring yourself can save you a lot of money, and possibly time. But, if you’d rather have the professionals do it, you can and they will install it in such a way that means it will maintain its durability.
Having a clean home is important, not only does it feel much better but it also helps to keep the longevity of surfaces. So, you will want to keep on top of the cleaning of your flooring, but not have to do it every day so that it takes up most of your free time. Tiles and wood flooring are again the better option for this as a simple wipe can get rid of any nasty bacteria, whereas carpet has a habit of being a comfy environment for bacteria to nest in.
So, when you next decide to upgrade your flooring around the home, think about these essential tips to help you make the wisest decision possible. Take your time too; after all, this is going to the flooring that stays in your home for a very long time.