Your Flooring Choices for Home Renovations. If you are feeling that your house needs a bit of a revamp in the coming months, then one change that can make a difference to it all is the flooring that you use. It can go a long way to change the look of a room, and also create a certain ambiance around a room. For example, a room covered in carpet can feel a lot softer and cozier than a room with tile flooring or hardwood floors. Though those other kinds of flooring do have many other benefits. So with that in mind, knowing what kind of flooring will work best in each room can make a difference. Here are some things to think about.
The hallway is a room in the home that will experience a lot of traffic and a lot of hustle and bustle with people walking in and out. Not to mention muddy boots and wet raincoats coming in. So as such, you will need to have flooring that is durable and very hard-wearing. You can still have some choices that look good, though. Easy-to-clean choices like tiles can be durable and low maintenance, as well as look good.
The living area is a room like the bedrooms, where creating a cozy environment is best. It is the place where you go to rest and relax, so it does make a difference when you have the right kind of flooring. Wooden floors can work well too in a living area; they look great! Just make sure that you have a rug or some beanbags as an alternative to sitting on the floor.
A natural choice for the kitchen is laminate flooring, as it is water-resistant and cleans up really well. But these days there are other choices. You could go for hardwood flooring in the kitchen; yes, you heard that correctly! Hardwood flooring gives a kitchen a classic and traditional look, but there are options that are more durable than others. Tiles are another great option, but choose ones that are porous, as that can be hard for spills in the kitchen, and could make the floor slippery.
Wooden flooring can look really good in the home, but for a bedroom, it isn’t going to be the most comfortable on a cold morning. So unless you have plenty of rugs or runners around the place, choosing a plush carpet is often the best choice for a bedroom. They are high-traffic areas, so are generally going to avoid too many stains. For a child’s room, it could be a good idea to choose a color that is a little darker, to hide any potential marks or stains.
Have you got any other suggestions for the flooring that you use in your home? It would be great to hear what you think.