Thursday, 28 January 2021

Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Family Home

Before you had a family, the floor was probably just… the floor, wasn’t it? Nothing much important about the floor of your house - as long as it’s clean and looks nice, did it really matter? Nevertheless, when you start a family and life becomes busier, having the wrong floor for your home can actually cause significant problems. 


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In this blog you will find three different flooring types, and the kind of family they might benefit! Which one will be the right one for you?

  1. Hardwood Flooring


Hardwood flooring is a classic choice: chic, elegant and effortlessly stylish. Dark hardwood will make any guests you have immediately notice the floor, as it brings an instant touch of class to the space. Plus, hardwood floors are very easy to clean; they offset any statement pieces of furniture you have, and they are a fantastic addition to your home. You can have customised hardwood systems installed in your property for a good price, that will last for years to come.


However, there are some situations in which hardwood floors may not be the best idea. Let’s take a look at some of the downsides of hardwood floors.


  • If you have pets, they will scratch this type of floor. Dogs and cats have sharp claws which, even when kept trimmed, will cause scratching and damage to hardwood floors.

  • Hardwood floors are pretty unforgiving if you fall onto them. If you struggle with mobility or have small children learning to walk, this type of floor might not be ideal. 

  • Hardwood floors are quite expensive. Although they last a long time, installing this flooring can be pricey. 


  1. Lino/Laminate Flooring


Laminate flooring is a cost-effective alternative to hardwood or stone tiles. Lino flooring is super easy to clean, and can be bought in plenty of patterns or effects for any colour scheme, print or size you want for your home.


Here are some considerations to make when considering laminate flooring for your family home.


  • Laminate flooring is easy to clean. If you have babies and/or pets, laminate is pretty ideal. It can be wiped easily, not staining, and so for any spillages or mishaps you don’t need to worry at all.

  • It doesn’t provide much insulation. Heat can escape your home pretty easily when you have plastic flooring. Unlike thicker materials, laminate flooring is a thin material that doesn’t keep heat inside your home very easily.


  1. Carpet


Carpet is a classic flooring option that can be both stylish and practical. Many people have carpet in their homes because it is both cost-effective and easy to install. Let’s look at the criteria for having carpet flooring!


  • Carpet is warm. If you live in a cold climate, having carpet in your home is a great way to stay toastie.

  • Carpet stains easily. With small kids and pets, carpet can be hazardous and risky; one drop of spaghetti bolognese and you’re done for!


Final Thoughts

If you are considering having your floors done, take a look at this helpful guide to see which new floor would work for you!





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