Whether you’re planning a new residence or contemplating a remodelling project on your existing house, the flooring you choose can provide the finishing touches for the interior décor. Not so long ago, the choices were limited with vinyl or tile for the bathroom and kitchen and carpeting everywhere else. In this day and age, there are so many options available to you giving you the opportunity to design your rooms to match your lifestyle and become a direct reflection of your personality.
So how do you know what’s right for your personality and the way your family lives? You can spend a lot of time choosing colours and furnishings for a room but it’s often the flooring that ties it all together and creates the atmosphere you want. We have a few suggestions to assist with getting the right look and feel for your room or home:
- Ceramic Tile – If you have children and pets, it may be hard to beat the durability and easy maintenance of ceramic tile. The material is ideal for family and great rooms if you have a casual style of living and spilled drinks and dirt tracked in aren’t all that uncommon. However, kids and animals may not be the only causes of messes in your home – use ceramic tile in your kitchen if neatness is always a priority.
- Hardwood – Wood flooring is one of those materials where there’s something for everyone regardless of personality. If your family enjoys relaxing on weekends, watching movies or sports, consider installing distressed random width hardwood during your flooring renovations. Or, if you want to feel like you’re doing your part to save the environment while relaxing, choose reclaimed hardwood that may have been salvaged from previous uses. Hardwood can be a good choice if you’re going for an elegant, more reserved look – just choose a narrow strip variety with a minimum of knots.
- Carpet – Regardless of your personality and lifestyle, there should be a carpet that works for your flooring renovation as they are so versatile. A massive selection of colours, styles, and a wide price range make it a great choice for just about any room except maybe in a bath or kitchen, you may want to think twice about that.
- Vinyl – As vinyl mimic the look of nearly all flooring types, this versatile hard wearing floor has evolved to become one of the most popular flooring choices for nearly any room and personality type. They make it easy to create the atmosphere you want in a cost effective way.