So, your flooring is looking a little tired and outdated and you want to replace it? But with so many options what will you choose? We have a quick list of questions you can ask yourself when it comes to choosing your new flooring material.
What will the traffic level be?
If you have pets, kids or a space’ of your home that’s a high traffic area – Choose a durable floor like tile, laminate or vinyl as it’s hard wearing and very easy to clean.
Is it a ‘wet’ area?
Obviously, you wouldn’t install carpet in your bathroom, this term doesn’t always mean that type of wet area. Think of the access points of your home, where you walk in from outside, because you can’t always make people take off their shoes when they enter your house and it’s hard to explain to kids not to keep dripping water through your lounge room, if that’s the door they use when they get out of the pool. These types of areas you should definitely think of a hard surface like tile or timber that’s easy to wipe clean.
What’s your budget?
This is always one of the easier questions as we all know how much we’re willing to spend. If you’re installing the flooring yourself this can save you money, but unlike some other DIY jobs around your home, installing a floor is sometimes best left to the professionals.
What look and feel do you want?
Flooring has come a long way and there are now amazing reproductions of natural stone and hardwood. Carpet can warm up a space and make it feel luxurious where wood flooring is a classic and will always be in style.
Want a ‘Green’ Floor?
With businesses starting to see consumers wanting green products in everything from food to cosmetics, of course the flooring industry had to follow. Bamboo flooring is a renewable source, in fact bamboo is the one of the fastest growing plants so of course it would be the perfect choice for the environmentally conscious.
Whether you have the answers, or need a little guidance, the team at Factory Direct Carpets are here to help. Our qualified staff can give you the best advice for maintenance, cost and long reliable life when choosing what type of floor to install in your home.