Choosing the best floor for your home may be an overwhelming process. With a lot of different styles, materials and finishes on the current market, flooring can easily grown into one of the most difficult areas of the house decorating job.
We are going to let you into a little secret: the key to finding the ideal type of flooring for each room in your home is to think about the unique needs of every space. Take laminate flooring. They are best for large living spaces, but less appropriate for rooms where noise may be a problem. Similarly, solid walnut timber floors are divine from the bedroom but are far less acceptable for areas of high traffic, such as entrance halls.
Flooring For Kitchen
The kitchen is the hub of the house and often the messiest room in the house. Everything you will need is a flooring that actually performs. It needs to resist high traffic and wear and tear. It needs to be simple to wash and low-maintenance. It also has to be moisture resistance and scratch resistant. Porcelain flooring and laminate floors may be the more preferred alternative for kitchens but more and more we are seeing clients utilizing engineered floors for their kitchens also. Word of caution though; should you move with engineered timber flooring in the kitchen we wouldn’t suggest a natural oiled finish unless you intend on actually keeping up the floor correctly with regular coats of petroleum and buffing.
Living Room Flooring
The living area is the perfect space for virtually any hardwood floors. Whatever the weather, wood floors will add warmth to the room, while exuding elegance and style. The living room is a place that does not see an excessive amount of foot traffic, meaning hardwood floors will stay looking its exquisite best for more. This is also a room where you can indulge yourself with American Dark Walnut or among those Exotic Species like Wenge, Merbau, Jatoba or even Doussie. Please follow our very simple cleaning and maintenance manuals and your floors will add beauty and value to your home.
Flooring Options for Toilet
Bathrooms are hotbeds of moisture and heat, and whatever you select underfoot must be able to withstand the elements. Again, Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles are the preferred choice but it is also possible to install laminate flooring as well as engineered hardwood floors in the ideal environment. However we solid wood flooring would not be appropriate in a bathroom. The moisture in the room will be absorbed by the wood and the planks will expand and exhibit visible signs of motion.
Solid or Engineered hardwood flooring is a beautiful selection for your home office. Sleek, warm and full of character, they’ll ensure your home office is a space you like. There’s no need to worry that your desk chair will cause damage over time, because you can just refinish the floor. Laminate flooring may also be a good choice, and even laminate flooring may not scratch as simple initially over time real hardwood floors is more hard wearing.
Like the living area, in regards to the bedroom, then you can manage to indulge in a little luxury underfoot. Whether you’re after a cool modern look or a milder warmer surroundings, you will find infinite choices of gorgeous hardwood wood floors that can bring a richness of colors and textures, and are extremely simple to keep. In comparison to carpeting, hardwood floors is simpler to wash eliminating dust, germs and germs, making wood floors an superb alternative for allergy and asthma sufferers. If you enjoy a tiny bit of softness, then think about including a rug under the mattress.
Entrance and Hallway
Your entry and hallway are the main thoroughfares of your property. Your hallway flooring need to be tough enough to handle whatever life throws at them high heels, dirty shoes, scuffs, muddy pets and children…the works! Strong and Engineered hardwood is a great choice as it is simple to clean and maintain, and boasts outstanding durability. Laminate is also great for high traffic areas due to its durability. If you decide on wood flooring, oak is more difficult than floors like walnut, which can find a real beating from high-heel shoes. No matter your choice remember a bit of care and care will go a long way ensuring that your flooring stays beautiful for years.
Basements and Conservatories
Basements and conservatories have something in common: they are equally subject to changes in temperature and moisture. Conservatories will also be subject to longer periods of direct sunlight so there are several issues to take into account. Solid wood will not work well in possibly damp areas like basements. In conservatories you need to contemplate that Walnut or even the some species such as Jatoba or Cherry will darken in color over time due to direct sunlight for long periods of time.