A Guide to: Best Flooring for your Children’s Playroom

A playroom is undoubtedly one of the happiest places in your homes for your children – and it can be one of the worst places for your cleaning endeavours if you’ve chosen a poor option for the flooring! With that in mind, we’ve put together a few little options for flooring in your children’s playroom:

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A guide to: Choosing the perfect flooring for your Bedroom

When it comes to choosing flooring for your bedroom, the choice you make often reflects your personality in a way that is far more personal than anywhere else in the house. It is for this reason that we recommend really taking your time to choose the perfect flooring for your haven – aka your bedroom.

Carpet

By far the most popular choice, carpets in a bedroom give you a warmth that no other flooring option can. We’ll focus a bit on the four most common types of carpeting are pattern, texture (or texture plush), loop (Berber) and frieze (twist or shag) to help you make your choice a little more easily:

 

 

Pattern carpets come in many designs, patterns and colour options but are more often found in large spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, and basements

 

 

Textured carpeting is the most common type used by homeowners in bedrooms because of the many colour options, types, low cost and durability.

 

 

Looped carpeting, also known as Berber, is, most durable and expensive – great for basements not really for the bedroom…

 

 

Finally frieze, shag, or twisted carpeting is the most popular carpeting type used in bedrooms because it’s casual, durable, cozy and offers many traditional, contemporary and modern options.

Wood and Bamboo

 

 

Natural fibre hard flooring is fast becoming a popular choice for flooring in the bedroom due to it’s stylish looks and it’s durable, easy to clean nature. Whilst it doesn’t quite offer the same coziness as carpets in the bedroom, it can be warmed up with rugs. If it’s luxury style you’re after, then this may be the flooring for you.

Tiles

 

 

Whilst more commonly suited to wet areas and heavy traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and main living areas, tiles are steadily gaining popularity in the bedroom. Still far behind it’s carpet and hardwood counterparts, tiles suits a very specific type of person with a very specific type of look. Whilst it is very difficult to make tiles look warm and inviting in the bedroom, very few flooring options give you the same sense of stand-offish style. To beat the chill underfoot in winter, add some under-floor heating.

Those are our top picks for flooring in the bedroom. As always, we’d love to help you make your choice a little more easily. Ring us on 1800 016 016 to arrange a personal appointment with one of our style specialists or visit our website.

 

 

A guide to: Choosing the perfect flooring for your bathroom

Choosing the flooring for your bathroom can be extremely fun and extremely stressful all at the same time! Unlike your kitchen flooring, bathrooms can be totally different from the rest of the house, or they can keep the same theme. Either way, your bathrooms are often the most judged room in your house so it’s important to get it right. Here are a few of our favourite choices:

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A guide to: Choosing the perfect floor for your kitchen

Your kitchen floor, besides being practical and durable, is a major design statement as well and most often sets the tone for your whole living area. The type of floor you choose affects every other element of your home design and with the variety of materials, colours and textures available today, your choices are nearly endless. One thing that’s important to note however, is that even though there is so much available, this is one time that you certainly can make the wrong choice!

Here are our top picks for kitchen flooring:

  • Wood & Bamboo: one of the most popular choices for today’s kitchens. Both stylish and natural, wood and bamboo feel good underfoot and create a warm look for your home. Specially treated and sealed, these options are extremely hard wearing. If budget is limited though, wood may not be the preferred option.
  • Vinyl: A fantastic alternative to wood and bamboo for those doing their kitchen on a budget. It’s a  resilient flooring that offers a variety of styles and colours in either tiles or sheets.
  • Tiles: a great choice for high traffic areas like your kitchen – available in a huge variety of colours, shapes, designs, textures and prices, you’re sure to be able to find a tile that fits your personal style, budget and home.
  • Limestone: if it’s an old world look you’re after, then limestone can be a great choice. One key thing to remember with limestone however is that t’s a porous material that must be sealed upon installation and then twice a year.
  • Cork: A lovely durable, versatile material available in a variety of colors. It feels great underfoot, it’s  water-resistant and as an added bonus, it reduces impact noise – great for those with kitchens on higher floors.

Well there you have it, our top picks for kitchen floors. We hope this has helped you make that tough decision a little more easily.

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