Choosing the right flooring for your home may seem like a complicated task.
You need to combine your budget with your personal taste and think about practicality too.
It is just a floor, which will get walked on, spilled on and if you own pets, then accidents will happen on your floor too.
Determining a budget and having a fixed personal taste is the first decision you need to make when deciding to install a new floor in your home.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of different floors in our flooring guide below.
Vinyl and laminate plank flooring can be 100% waterproof making it a great floor to have throughout your kitchen, bathrooms and living spaces.
You can also purchase this type of flooring in different grades of durability. This is great for high traffic areas like a hallway or kitchen.
Vinyl and laminate are also easy to maintain, just vacuum and mop to keep them clean and in tip-top condition.
If you choose to glue your flooring down, the removal process is difficult, and you won’t be able to salvage the floor to reuse.
Vinyl and laminate can be soft and prone to scratches and punctures from furniture and sharp objects.
Installing a carpeted floor brings warmth to the room. If you like to walk around in bare feet, then the carpet is a great often as it’s soft between your toes.
Carpet is a great sound insulator, so if you live in a busy home, then carpet flooring can help reduce the noises.
There is a carpet within everyone’s budget, it can be as cheap or as expensive as you like.
Carpet is the perfect home for dust mites, insects and bacteria. Even with regular vacuuming, it’s hard to remove dust mites.
Carpet is also bad for families that suffer from allergies as it holds a lot of dust and mold spores.
If you spill something on your carpet, it holds the smell and normally stains.
This can be particularly bad if your dog has an accident on the carpet.
Carpet also costs a lot to maintain correctly. The only way to keep the carpet clean is by using a professional cleaning service. This is very costly.
Hardwood flooring is hardwearing and durable. They require minimal upkeep with vacuuming, mopping and occasional wood floor cleaner.
A hardwood floor will add value to your home and potential buyers will pay a lot more money for a home fitted with hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring also works with different decors and personal tastes.
Hardwood flooring does cost a lot to buy and install. You will be required to purchase high-quality wood for high-traffic areas.
Hardwood flooring is prone to scratches and scuffs also. Hardwood flooring can be noisy to walk on too.
Flooring Guide: Choose Your Floor Today
We hope you enjoyed our flooring guide. No matter which floor you choose to install, pick the one that suits your needs now, but also suits your future needs.
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