Flooring by Room
When considering flooring for individual rooms there are a number of aspects to think about. Each room has a different role, with different practical requirements. The bathroom for example cannot be slippery when wet, since wet feet will be on it every day. There are also personal tastes to bear in mind, so designs, colours and materials will play a significant part, with these also differing from room to room.
Below is a brief guide to the basics of choosing flooring for each room. Take a look and then, using this as your starting point, we can talk about the best options for you.
The bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house, and generally the one that is the least cluttered. It is therefore possible to use bathroom flooring to really make a statement about the room. Stone or ceramic floor tiles can be a great option for bathroom flooring, being attractive and durable, though they do need to have some grip with wet feet going on them. Under floor heating can also keep them lovely and warm
Wood flooring or carpets tend not to be the first choice for bathrooms due to the proximity of water, though they can be used in the correct circumstances.
Flooring for the kitchen needs to be strong, durable and easy to clean thanks to the many demands made on it. Laminate flooring is a great choice for kitchens, meeting all the practical needs but also offering a wide variety of designs and styles. This is similar to vinyl, but the enhanced quality of laminate is making it the kitchen flooring of choice.
Other kitchen flooring options include hardwood, stone, terracotta and marble. Each has its own distinct appearance, texture and designs, so it is essential to select the right one to suit the kitchen design.
Living Room Flooring
The living room is equally at home with carpet or flooring, it is down to personal taste as to which is chosen. Modern styles have brought more options to living room flooring, with laminates, hardwood, marble and stone all being employed beautifully in the right surroundings.
There are practical aspects to living room flooring, including comfort, stain resistance and being hard wearing, all of which these options can provide.