As you ponder your home, whether it’s old or new, what you are going to have flooring is a constant consideration There are several choices that you can make and the only way to assess what is best for you is to consider the questions. Firstly, what is your family situation, how much traffic will the room get? Secondly, do you have animals for young children, pets shed hair and kids (including adults) are known to spill. Finally, is the house too warm or is it cold? Are you looking to retain heat or allow it to escape? Here are the options that you can choose.
- Laminate Wood Flooring. Available from suppliers like www.irwintiles.ie/wooden-flooring/engineered-wood-flooring is one of the first hard floor options. It is tough and hardwearing plus heat is not retained like carpet. Rugs and cleaning are still required in good measure. If you have pets, little accidents are easier to clean and won’t leave such an inedible stain.
- Carpet. Still the favourite of most UK homes, the carpet comes in all shapes colours and sizes. Whether you like the pattern and the plain carpets have it. However, they are prone to discolouration from “traffic lines” and they need constant cleaning and hoovering more than a hard floor variant does.
- Tiles. Very popular on the continent, especially the Mediterranean countries, tiles offer a wipe-clean option that is perfect for kids and pets. However, it can lack the decorative look of the Laminate Wood Flooring.