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What to consider when choosing your perfect flooring

Whether you have just redecorated your home or have moved into a new property, choosing new flooring can be more complicated than you first think. Finding the right flooring for your home is important and shouldn’t be rushed, so be sure to find flooring that you’ll be happy with for many years to come by considering a number of factors.

Depending on the room you are planning to change, you will need to decide whether you would like soft flooring or hard flooring. It can depend on the décor that you are trying to compliment or even a specific room in the home, where a particular type of flooring will suit best in terms of moisture, high traffic areas, budget and maintenance. Carpeted flooring can offer warmth and cosiness in the home and is very popular in bedrooms as it creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Hard flooring can look modern and sophisticated, and a perfect addition to any room in the house. Not only is it anti-allergenic and hard-wearing, but it is also easily maintained.

There are some important factors that you should consider before choosing and installing your perfect flooring:

1: Cost - Do you have a budget in mind?
Not only do you need to think about the cost of the flooring but also the installation and maintenance costs. It can vary across different types of flooring so bear this in mind.

2: Durability - Where are you thinking of installing your flooring? Will it be in a high traffic area? Do you have children or pets?
Flooring needs to withstand all conditions. Some flooring that seems durable, can actually be the opposite and will not react well under the strain of children and animals for example. With this in mind, choose a good, high quality flooring that will endure day to day activities.

3: Moisture - Will the flooring be installed in a bathroom or a high moisture area?
You will need to choose a flooring that is suited for a medium to high moisture environment and will withstand areas in contact with water.

4: Maintenance - Do you want a flooring that is high or low maintenance?
Wouldn’t you just love to have a flooring that wouldn’t ever need cleaning or if so, only a little amount?! Having a good durable carpet or smooth hard flooring will make it so much easier to run the hoover or steam cleaner around. Vinyl flooring is easy to maintain and is impervious to water so can be great for any room. Laminate and hardwood flooring is also easy to maintain but just be mindful that with solid wood, high traffic areas can have an impact on the general appearance over time. Top tip: Cover with throw rugs or runners.

123floor only select and offer the highest quality floorings. We offer a unique Lifetime Installation Guarantee to ensure that you have complete peace of mind. Please contact us today to arrange an appointment or to just ask a question about your flooring needs call 01727 844408 and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.