Flooring: A Room by Room Guide
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When it comes to interior design, flooring tends to be a relatively neglected subject. Sure, it might not be the most exciting part of a room to consider, but every room has to have it and when it comes down to it, the type of flooring that you choose can have a profound impact on both the aesthetics of a particular room and the functionality of this space too!
So, it’s time to dedicate a little more thought and effort to the flooring we opt for. This major feature can be subtle, allowing attention to naturally fall on other features of the given room, or it can be a bold statement piece, becoming the focal point of the space (I am really feeling the concrete floors right now - but it would HAVE to be heated lol).
But for now, let’s veer away from patterns and colors and focus a little more on practicality and functionality. Here’s a little information that can help you to make the best decision when choosing flooring for different rooms in your property.
Before You Start
Before we get started, let’s take a moment to consider where you are going to get your flooring. You need to make sure that you are using reliable suppliers. This will ensure that the carpet you see images of or feel samples of is the same as what you will get once you’ve paid for it. Specialists like carpet to go will also be able to help you to arrange fitting, ensuring that flooring is laid down correctly first time round. This is important for your wallet (you don’t want to have to fork out for new flooring a little further down the line).
Let’s start with one of the most high traffic areas of your home - the hallway. This is the space that people step into when they first enter your home. So, accordingly, it has to be pretty durable. While first impressions are important, you need to make sure that the flooring in this area can stand the test of time and won’t show too much dirt or wear and tear when people walk on it while still wearing shoes on a regular basis. Hardwood floors are generally a good choice. I love even mixing the flooring to break up the spaces and create a more interesting look. Our entryway and kitchen have a white/marbly tile that I love and then the living rooms and bedrooms are a light wash hard wood floor.
The lounge is a living space where you are highly likely to kick back and relax. You don’t have to worry quite as much about durability here - just request that people take their shoes off before entering. People generally opt for carpets in these space. They are ideal as they help to create a comfortable and cosy atmosphere. It will be soft underfoot and will help to retain heat in the colder months of the year. Or ya know be like me and just get heated floors (;
Bathroom floors tend to be splashed with water regularly. Whether it’s from the sink or dripped on the floor when you exit the shower, you need to make sure that it can be wiped up immediately. Carpet is a strict no when it comes to this space, as it will get damp and harbor bacteria. Instead, opt for tiles or laminate flooring. These are waterproof and can be thoroughly cleaned easily and on a regular basis.
So, there you have it! A room by room guide to flooring within your home. Put plenty of thought into the practicality of different flooring options and your home design should be perfect!
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