Having new flooring can completely rejuvenate the room and make it feel cleaner and fresher. With spring comes cleaning and decorating, if your floor is looking discoloured with stains from Christmas then it could be time to invest in a new one!
These days there's more choice than ever. And we're not just talking about the decision between a beige or oatmeal carpet, but also the type of flooring that will suit your home and your lifestyle. Make sure to choose the right flooring for you and your family.
Carpets are a fabulous and easy option when thinking of flooring for your home as it is has a soft and luxurious feel under your feet. With new technologies constantly being implemented to make carpets easier to clean, it makes them a great way to modernize and change a room.
Carpets come with so many colour choices and pattern options this can be the most difficult process when choosing your carpet. For the past 10 years the major trend has been beige and cream as they make the room appear larger, brighter and more open. Although thinking outside the box and opting for a darker colour can make a greater statement in a room and if you have children or pets then a darker colour will not show stains or marks as easily.
Laminate flooring is a great easy clean and durable option for the home. Although not as warm and soft as carpet, it does suit well in kitchens and bathrooms as it is low maintenance and highly hard wearing. Laminate is also extremely versatile as it comes with such a variety of wood and stone finishes.
The versatility means that it is a great option if you like to change your room frequently as rugs can be used to create a really homely feel.
Solid wood floors give a luxurious feel and high quality look to a room, although it comes with a very high price tag! It may be expensive but if looked after correctly it can last a life time as it is solid wood so is incredibly strong and hard wearing.
If buying new flooring is too expensive, then any floor can be revitalised with a fabulous rug. Rugs are a great way to accessorize a room, they can add a pop of colour while covering marks and it can be a much cheaper way of giving your room uplift compared to changing the whole room.
Rugs also give you flexibility as they can be interchanged throughout rooms creating different looks for a variety of occasions.
So when it comes to buying a new flooring you want to think about how it will be used within the home, for example carpets are normally the best option for the bedroom as they are soft and warm to walk on. Whereas if you are re-flooring a kitchen then you want something which is easy to clean and look after so laminate flooring is possibly a better option. For that wow factor in a room think about adding colour with a fabulous rug!