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How To Choose The Best Flooring For Your Home 

Flooring is a key part of any interior design, and can make or break a room. It can be easy to forget that this surface is the first physical contact someone has with a space when they enter it. So it’s the foundation for an area, and can have a significant impact on its overall look and feel. 
But choosing the best flooring for your home and every room in it can feel a daunting task if you’re unsure as to which type best suits each different environment. Equally, your flooring has to be up to handling daily footfall, shifting temperatures and, in some areas of the house, moisture. This guide will help you make an informed decision on the right material for the space in question. 

Best Floors For The Bedroom 

In many ways, this is an easy room to kick off with. After all, your bedroom doesn’t typically have as much foot traffic or moisture as other rooms. Yet it’s an important space – after all, it’s highly personal and should be a relaxing place to be in. It’s also somewhere you can unleash your creativity. 
For contemporary bedroom interiors, durable vinyl floor or laminate flooring designs will match most styles of décor and furniture. Equally, either engineered or solid wood flooring in this intimate room will create a unique, luxurious look. While you could consider a carpet, this would attract grime, dust mites and allergens and stain more easily, although a mat can add colour to another flooring type. 

Best Floors For The Bathroom 

This can certainly be a slippery decision! And there’s a bit of a balancing act to be struck between needing to create a relaxing sanctuary and appreciating the practicalities of one of the wettest areas of your home. What’s more, your bathroom’s look and feel affects the overall impression someone has of your entire property. (If you’re selling up, it’s something that viewers are likely to play close attention to). 
Obviously, your chosen flooring material needs to withstand constant exposure to water and damp. Clearly, over time this can cause significant wear and tear, not to mention a build-up of mould and mildew, which can harm the structure of the floor. Making the wrong choice can potentially lead to unnecessary repair costs, and potentially years of frustration. 
Bear in mind the difference between water-resistant flooring, which offers protection against light splashes, and a waterproof model, which may cost more but which completely prevents water damage. 
Vinyl flooring is waterproof since it’s made mainly of uPVC, although the quality of installation can have an impact on the degree of water resistance. So water shouldn’t damage vinyl, nor should cleaning. Increasingly popular in bathrooms, it is affordable and durable as well as versatile. 
Laminate flooring is another option that can work well. 

Best Floors For The Kitchen 

The ‘heart of the home’ tends to be a busy space, so the flooring here needs to be highly durable. It needs to withstand water, heat, cooking and smells. It also needs to suit your lifestyle, as well as looking good, especially if you tend to entertain a lot of visitors. 
Laminate flooring can recreate the look of wood, stone or tile effectively, plus it comes in an array of printed designs. It’s also water-resistant, and easy to keep looking its best. 
Alternatively, particularly if you have pets, vinyl floors have the added advantage of being 100% waterproof. 
You’d probably want to think twice before fitting wood floors here, or in the bathroom. 

Call Our Wood Flooring Specialists 

At Basingstoke-based Creative Wood Floors, we’re a wood flooring specialist, and ideally placed to advise you on the best flooring for your home. Our high-quality wood and vinyl floors, and laminate flooring, suit a range of varied environments. 
Get in touch, browse our website or visit our showroom to see our line-up of products for yourself. 
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