How To Choose the Right Flooring for Your Home

Domestic flooring isn’t something you can quickly change whenever the mood takes you – good flooring inevitably costs a fair amount of money. So if you’re planning a redecoration project in your home, you need to make sure you’re making the right decision when it comes to the type, style and colour of flooring to choose. Before you get carried away with the huge selection available in our showroom, here are a few tips on what to consider to make your choice the right one.

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Location, Practicality and Style

One of the first things to think about is what the room is used for. Kitchens and bathrooms have their own unique needs, for instance. In the kitchen, you’ll have steam as well as a host of spills and stains over time; and if your back door leads into a garden, there will be all manner of mud and dust being walked in. So you want something that’s easy to keep clean, moisture and stain-resistant, and hard-wearing too! The bathroom will inevitably experience frequent use, so you may need an anti-slip flooring, and certainly one that can take high levels of moisture in the air.

If you’re looking for flooring for your bedroom or a spare room, there’s likely to be a lot less footfall and wear and tear than if you’re choosing something for the hallway. Here, where people are passing through on a regular basis, you need something that will stand the test of time.

Another consideration is the size and shape of the room. Just as with wall coverings and paint, a dark flooring can make a small room look smaller, while a lighter hue can give a greater impression of space. A living room can generally benefit from a darker flooring as that can add to a feeling of warmth and cosiness; whereas you’ll want as much light and airiness as you can achieve in a loft conversion that has less natural light, for instance.

You should also consider your style throughout the rest of the house and your furniture so you don’t opt for, say, a modern looking LVT flooring, like vinyl tiles, when your existing décor is more traditional. And parquet flooring is less likely to ‘fit’ in a home that’s all minimalist and clean lines.

With all this information, you are then ready to choose between the four main types of flooring: carpet, tiles, vinyl and wood. Also worth considering at this stage is your budget. Hardwood flooring, for example, can be expensive to buy and install, but something like Karndean flooring can achieve the same kind of look for a lower cost and deliver plenty of benefits in terms of ease of maintenance and durability. Floor repairs for Karndean are likely to be cheaper over the longer term too, as individual tiles or planks can be replaced if damaged.

Need Advice? Ask the Professionals

Often, choosing the right domestic flooring can be the hardest part of any redecoration project, and the best way is to look at all the available options and talk to an experienced supplier. And that’s just what you’ll find at Chester Flooring Services Ltd. We’ve been supplying and fitting flooring in Chester, Cheshire and across North Wales for over 35 years now and if you make an appointment to visit our showroom, we’d be pleased to show you the many options on offer.

As well as being carpet fitters and floor layers for domestic projects, we also sell commercial and industrial flooring, as well as providing services such as damp proofing and floor levelling to ensure you get the best out of your new floor. Call today for further details.



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