What flooring is best for your home?

25/07/2022 Interiors
What flooring is best for your home?

You can instantly change the look and feel of a room with some new scatter cushions, a rug or some colourful prints, which can be a relatively cost-effective way to update a tired room.  But when you are looking to splash out on new flooring you need to make sure that the investment will last a few years and be the right one for your room. 

So, how do you go about choosing the right flooring when there are so many options out there?  Well, luckily for you we have been trusted by households across the Dales since the early 90s. And whilst helping our lovely customers with their flooring, we have learnt a few tips and tricks along the way that you may find useful.

What type of flooring should I choose?

Over the years we have seen Hard Flooring becoming much more popular, this is for a number of reasons - it is easy to clean, great if you have young children or pets and is long lasting.  However Hard Flooring is not for everyone or for every room. Carpet screams comfort, can add warmth to a room and is slightly more budget friendly.  There are so many different styles, textures and colours for both options that the choice can feel overwhelming, but look at what the room is used for, what the footfall will be and what you want the overall feel for the room to be. Carpets can make getting out of bed on a warm winter morning a little bit easier, whereas hard flooring in a hallway means less worry about muddy boots coming through the door.

Wood? Laminate or Vinyl?

If you have decided that hard flooring is right for your home, you have a few more options and things to think about to help you narrow down your choice.  Wood Flooring really has the wow factor and will last a very long time if it is properly looked after, often adding value to your home. We stock Kersaint Cobb wood flooring and the natural tones of the wood really add warmth to a room. 

If you don’t quite have the budget for wood, Laminate flooring can be a more cost effective option.  Laminate flooring has come a long way over the years in terms of the look and feel we stock some fantastic laminates that look just like wood.  Laminate is a great option in rooms where the flooring can get wet as it is incredibly easy to mop and dry. 

Finally we stock a wide range of vinyl flooring in different designs and textures. Vinyl is a great solution for kitchens, bathrooms and utility areas, as it is easily maintained in wet areas and is available in a scale of durabilities. Vinyl flooring is great if someone in your household has allergies as it has been proven to be resistant to Dust Mites.  When choosing vinyl it comes in a range of thicknesses which can really change the feel underfoot to something quite luxurious and soft. 

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How do I choose a floor colour?

Firstly, look at your room at different times of the day and night, if you love a carpet sample during the day, make sure you still love it at night when the curtains are closed and you are reliant on lights. Also, it is easy to make the mistake of looking at a room when you have just had it decorated with no furniture in, this will always make the space look bigger so make sure you look when you have your key pieces of furniture in.  Finally, if it is a small room we would recommend going for lighter colours to open the room up and make it feel more spacious. 


What are the current flooring trends?

Flooring trends don’t tend to change as rapidly as interior trends as flooring is more of an investment, however there are some current trends that we are loving. A lot of these trends come from us spending a great deal of time at home in the last few years and wanting to create a space that we feel happier in, maybe it has also made us a tad braver with what we want. Parquet flooring is a timeless look but pairing it with a bold tile around a feature, such as a fireplace can look stunning. Concrete is also being used more in Interior Design and a concrete coloured floor can really give a room an industrial feel. A trend that we can really get on board with is sustainability, we are seeing more and more shoppers making purchasing decisions around sustainability and protecting the planet.  We are proud that our suppliers such as Karndean, Ted Todd and Brintons amongst others value these ethics and proactively work hard to protect our planet. 


Hopefully, this blog has helped you with your flooring, we are always happy to talk about flooring, in fact we get very excited about flooring.  So why not come in and talk to us, we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional customer experience and that starts by helping you decide exactly what type of flooring you need for your home. 

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