Be it timber, laminate or carpet, the type of flooring that you select for your home is important for the appearance, functionality and maintenance of your home. Whether you are building a new house or looking to renovate the one that you have, if you are setting out to select the best flooring for you, the process can be somewhat confusing.
There are numerous types of flooring and each kind has pros and cons. It’s important to take everything into consideration and make the right choice for your situation.
Built to Last
One of the foremost concerns with flooring is durability. If you are investing in a specific kind of flooring, you want to make sure that it will last for a long time and be able to withstand the pressures of daily use, be it potential damage from children’s antics or moisture.
Lino is resistant to water, which makes it great for bathrooms and kitchens. However, it has an artificial feel to it and if it gets damaged, the whole floor should be replaced. Solid timber can withstand great pressure, but it susceptible to damage from water. Bamboo or laminate hardwood flooring is common among homes in Brisbane and is a practical alternative to solid timber.
Cost and Installation
Most new homes and renovations are bought on a budget and therefore cost is another factor to consider. Lino is cheap, but may not be the best choice because of its “artificial” appearance, possibly devaluing your property. Solid timber is a little pricier, but usually worth it if you need something sturdy.
In addition, you want flooring that is easy to install and repair if necessary. Lino flooring has to be totally taken out, making it difficult and costly to repair. Wood flooring on the other hand is easy to install and repair as only a few blocks can be put in at a time.
There is no such thing as perfect flooring but you can choose the right one for your needs. Consider where you are installing the flooring and whether you need it to be strong, cheap or easy to install.
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