When it comes time to update your flooring, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what type of flooring to use. Whether you’re considering carpets, rugs, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or vinyl flooring there are several factors you should consider.
Below are some of the key things to keep in mind when changing your flooring.
- Durability: Evaluate the durability of each option based on your specific needs. Consider factors such as footfall, the presence of pets or children, and potential exposure to dampness or spills.
- Style and Aesthetics: Choose a option that complements your overall interior design scheme and personal style preferences. Consider the colour, pattern, and texture that will best suit your space.
- Maintenance: Different materials have varying maintenance needs. Assess the time and effort you’re willing to dedicate to cleaning and maintaining your floors.
- Comfort and Underfoot Feel: Consider the comfort and underfoot feel of each flooring type. Carpets tend to provide more cushioning, while Laminate and LVT, offer a firmer surface.
- Allergies and Sensitivities: If you or your family members have allergies or sensitivities, carpets may trap more allergens, while hard surface flooring like wood, LVT, or vinyl may be easier to keep clean and allergen-free.
- Cost and Budget: Determine your budget for the flooring project and research the cost of materials, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Different flooring options have different price ranges, so choose one that fits your budget.
- Installation Process: Consider the complexity of the installation process and whether you plan to hire professionals or do it yourself. Some flooring options, like carpets, may require professional installation, while others, like LVT or vinyl, maybe more DIY-friendly.
- Longevity: Carpets may wear out faster than wood or LVT, which are known for their durability.
- Noise: Think about noise within your space. Carpets tend to absorb sound and reduce noise, while hard surface flooring can sometimes create echoes or amplify sounds.
- Environmental Impact: Consider the environmental impact of different flooring options. Look for sustainable and eco-friendly materials if this is important to you, such as FSC-certified wood or LVT made from recycled materials.
Taking the Next Step:
Here at the Floorstore we have experts standing by to answer all your flooring questions and discuss your project. To schedule a meeting, contact your local store.