Residential flooring can make or break the appearance of any room of your home and the first thing that should be considered when choosing flooring is the type of flooring material that will complement your room. If you have a large open space in your home, laminate flooring or hardwood flooring may look good but may not be suitable for areas such as bedrooms and study rooms. Before you decide on installing the ideal flooring for your home you will need to consider the type of room you want to install it in and then work backwards in order to find the best material for your room.
If you’re looking to install the perfect flooring for your home, you should consider what the area you’re intending to install it in will be used for. If you’re planning to use it as an extra bedroom, living room or kitchen flooring then you should look at laminate flooring or hardwood flooring as they are both easy to maintain and are relatively durable.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to install laminate flooring or hardwood flooring in a large open room or a room that’s designed to have more than one use then you may wish to look at a more robust type of flooring such as laminates or solid wood flooring. The main benefit of using this type of flooring is that you can simply remove the flooring to give a room a completely different look and feel. Also because laminate or hardwood flooring is cheaper than hardwood flooring and laminates also look very similar to hardwood flooring it’s often seen in more expensive homes such as those in the countryside and many people choose to install laminate or solid wood flooring in these types of homes.
If you’re looking to install the perfect flooring for your new room or house, then one of the first things you need to consider is whether you want the floor to match the existing colour scheme or if you want to go for a completely new look. You don’t want the floor to clash with your wall colours but rather you want it to compliment the existing colours. If you don’t have a lot of time to change your wall colours then it may be more sensible to go with a different type of flooring to start with.
Another consideration before deciding on the ideal flooring for your home is whether you want it to be laminate or hardwood flooring. Laminates and hardwood flooring both have their advantages and disadvantages so it is often recommended that you compare the two and choose the best one based on the amount of time and money you have available. Laminate flooring is the cheapest and you can also choose to install it yourself whereas hardwood flooring requires a professional to be installed by a professional. This will mean you have to spend more in the long run so the choice really comes down to personal preference and budget.
Once you’ve decided on the type of floor you’re going to install it’s time to decide on which type of laminate or hardwood flooring you would like. Both laminate and hardwood are available in a variety of finishes such as sanded finish, painted and clear coat and each has its own pros and cons. Laminate and hardwood floors are very affordable and look great in most homes, however hardwood flooring also needs regular re-varnishing and re-finishing, which can take up to several weeks depending on the area where the floor is being installed.