Questions you should be asking when thinking about a new floor


Getting a new floor in your home is a big undertaking. While it can be a lot of work, it can also make a huge difference to how you view and the overall design of a room. As with any large purchase for your home, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before you go ahead and put an order in.

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Is it practical?

Practicality is crucial with flooring and making sure any floor you choose for a specific room is practical for that space is vital. Some rooms have very different requirements for their floors, and this needs to be taken into consideration. The clearest example of this is where a carpet isn’t suitable or practical. Both bathrooms and kitchens are rooms where a carpet is completely impractical because of the high amount of moisture present and the issues this can cause in carpets.

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Unless you live on your own, as with any piece of furniture, you’ll need to consider how this new floor will impact your family. If you have young children, a floor which is softer so that they can play on comfortably is a good idea. Also, one which is easy to clean and unlikely to stain is also useful for families. This leads us nicely to the next question you should be asking yourself.

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How easy or difficult is it to maintain?

Maintaining any floor is something you need to keep on top of if you want to keep it looking its best. Different flooring material have different maintenance requirements, and this is something you have to consider when making any decision on a new floor. To keep wood floors looking their best, they need to be sanded and oiled from time to time, and carpets require special machines to clean them thoroughly. If you’re looking for a floor which requires less work, vinyl flooring is a good option.

Asking yourself if you want and have time to go to the lengths it takes to clean and maintain some floors will help you narrow down your options when initially looking at flooring types available.

Is it within your budget?

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As with everything, there are different price ranges for all types of flooring. In general, though some flooring options are more expensive than others. Once you know exactly how big the space you need to cover is, it’s worth asking around to find out a general price for all the options you have in mind. The key thing to remember is to stay within your budget. You also need to factor in the cost of fitting the floor. Unlike a piece of furniture, such as a sofa, where you pay for the item and potentially the delivery, with flooring never assume that fitting is included as often it isn’t. It’s vital to check before you buy the flooring how much fitting will cost because that could impact how much you can spend on the floor itself.

For all that buying a new floor can be challenging because it is a big decision, if you take the time to ask yourself these questions and do your research, you’ll end up with something you can love and enjoy for years. Thanks to Amtico for consulting


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