Choosing your floors can be a hard decision with so many options and tonnes to consider.
With flooring taking up a significant amount of space, making the right choice can make a huge difference on the aesthetic of your home. As floors also receive the most contact throughout the home. Longevity is an important feature, ensuring that you are not investing further money to maintain or replace the floors.
To provide some guidance, here are some of the other things you should consider when choosing your flooring.
The Feel of Walking on the Floor
The feeling of walking on your floors can come down to a couple of factors. First is the hardness of the floor, products such as wooden floors, ceramic tiles & stone tiles will be harder on the feet when compared to cork, vinyl or carpet.
You also will want to consider the warmth of the flooring material. Tiles are one of the coolder flooring materials, which can be handy for keeping your home cool. However, in the winter months this can get expensive and products such as cork and hardwood generally perform well all year round.
Impacts of your Flooring Colour Choice
Before choosing the colour of the flooring for your home. There are a number of questions you will want to ask yourself including:
- What mood do you want to create?
- Does this compliment the room size and furniture?
- How much natural or artificial light enters the room?
These answers likely vary room by room, meaning you will need to consider a number of different flooring options.
When looking at hardwood flooring, it is also important to think if you will want a gloss, satin or matte finish. This will impact the amount of cleaning and maintenance needed.
As clients seek to create a natural look in their home, timber furniture products have been a go to. Pieces including timber bench tops, cabinets, desks and chairs have been growing in popularity among designers.
Timber is also a great option for outdoor furniture to create a space that connects with nature. With timbers coming a variety of tones, you will be able to match this to the style of your outdoor space.
Traffic through your Home
This is another one that will vary space by space. High traffic areas will need regular cleaning and will also impact the wear on your flooring. Areas such as hallways and living rooms will most certainly have higher traffic than your bedroom.
For high-traffic areas you will want to consider more durable products such as hardwood, engineered timber and vinyl.
Finding a Greener Flooring choice
Ensuring your flooring is sustainable not only benefits the environment but can also save you money. Eco-friendly floors can improve your homes thermal insulation, lowering heating and cooling costs.
Cork flooring is a perfect example of an eco-friendly flooring option. Not only do they have great insulative properties, but the production process is also carbon positive. This means that more carbon is actually removed from the environment than the process creates.
Solid Timber flooring can also be highly sustainable when sourced from managed forests (which is what Market Timbers supplies). It is well known that trees absorb carbon dioxide. This also means when timber is made into flooring, the gases are naturally trapped.
Remember to be careful and take your time when choosing the flooring for your home. This is a decision that you will likely have to live with for a minimum of 10 years. Making a good decision on your flooring can pave the way for a great start in your home.
If you need further assistance making a decision on your flooring. Our sales team are ready to assist with years of experience working on flooring projects across Melbourne and Australia. You can send us an email directly on email@example.com or give us a call.
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