Budget It is important to decide on your budget for the project, whether you are simply choosing flooring for one room or for your entire property. There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than to see a beautifully designed room with expensive furniture and fabulous drapes, being made to look totally out of place with a badly chosen cheap covering for the floor. There is a lot of truth in the saying that “you get what you pay for” particularly when applying it to flooring and once you have made your choice of flooring, then pay as much as you can comfortably afford. Buying cheap usually costs you more in the long run.
Practicality When choosing your flooring you want to make sure that it suits the needs of your lifestyle. Hardwood floors may be beautiful but they are not the best option for pet lovers or high humidity type places. Consider the factors that would make your life easier when choosing your flooring, you don’t want to be stuck with a high maintenance floor if you are on the go 24/7. Make sure you do your research before selecting your floor and think about your daily routines and habits and select the floor that suits your needs best.
Functionality If you are looking at flooring for a specific room, for example your kitchen, then you need to weigh up the pros and cons of different types of flooring before reaching a decision. I have ceramic tile in my kitchen which look beautiful and rustic, but at the same time they are cold, especially first thing in the morning, and totally unforgiving if you drop anything breakable on them. A far better option for your family could be bamboo flooring which is growing in popularity because it gives you the natural beauty of hardwood flooring without feeling that you are having a detrimental effect on the world’s forests.
Style Finally, it is important to choose the type of flooring that suits your style of property and age of house. Open plan modern houses look best with the same light airy looking flooring throughout, such as laminate or bamboo flooring, they also look equally as good with beautiful tiled floors. Older styled properties, with lots of different rooms, may look better with solid wood floors or traditional carpeting throughout.
At the end of the day, the choice is totally yours, but just remember that you can easily paint your walls once you get tired of the color, you may not be in a position to keep changing your flooring. So my advice would be to stick to something natural looking and easy to match with all types of decor, and buy the best quality flooring that you can, if you are planning on staying in your home for some years.
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