Floored for Choice: What to Consider Before Choosing Your Flooring
As one of the top-rated construction companies in Hampshire, NBC Construction know just how much planning and decision-making goes into every aspect of a construction project, which can often come as an unexpected surprise to homeowners! One thing we find many people overlook is the choice of flooring, and there’s a little more to it than simply “carpet or hard floors” – you can have tiles, vinyl, hardwood, resin, and more! But how exactly do you choose between them? Well, it certainly pays to consider the following:
Where exactly your flooring is located is a big factor to consider when deciding what type of flooring you’d like, as this affects just what kind of treatment it will be regularly receiving. Usually, you’ll want to choose carpet for leisure rooms, and something waterproof for kitchens and bathrooms, though this is not set in stone. You may find that a rear extension would fare best with a hardwood floor for easy cleaning of mud tracked in from the garden, or might perhaps prefer a carpet for children to play on – it all depends on what the room will be used for!
Obviously, you will want to consider the style of the room before choosing the flooring, in order to make sure that no clashing occurs – after all, you don’t want to pick a certain wood finish for a kitchen cabinet, and find that your flooring choice completely throws it off. Contemporary designs are seeing more and more instances of resin and poured concrete floors, especially in open plan rooms and glass-heavy extensions.
You may have big plans, but it never pays to discount your ultimate limiting factor. Some flooring options simply cost more than others (and may require more maintenance), making them unrealistic options for certain projects. Why not splurge on fancy flooring in smaller areas, and keep things more cost-effective in wide open spaces?