PICKING YOUR FLOORING

Choosing the best flooring for your home depends on many variables; climate, room type and moisture all play a role. There are many options suitable for all rooms, however, consumer reports over the years have shown porcelain tile to be the most durable and therefore the best for high traffic areas.

Before deciding on flooring for your space - whether that be your house, apartment or commercial space, there are certain things to consider. As we all know, renovations and builds often have unexpected costs, therefore, it's good to establish a budget. What kind of durability are you needing? It is important to look at the location of the flooring - is it downstairs, or upstairs? Is it a moisture prone area, such as a laundry room or bathroom? Do you live in a humid or dry climate? All of these factors should be considered when deciding on flooring.

Types of flooring

Hardwood - Hardwood flooring is one of the most classic types of flooring - adding an elevated finish to any home. There are multiple types of wood to choose from, creating the perfect look for any room. Hardwood is a natural product and as a result is more prone to dents and scratches.

Laminate - Laminate flooring is a suitable replacement for hardwood and at an affordable price. It is considered to be more durable than hardwood, but can also be prone to warping due to moisture. 

Vinyl - Vinyl flooring holds up well in high traffic areas and with luxury ones, is often waterproof. Although it may not have the elevated look of hardwood flooring, it is still a great alternative at a fraction of the cost. 

Carpet - Carpet is not only the warmest option for your home, it also helps to absorb noise. There are a wide variety of colours and styles to choose from. There are carpets made from stain proof fibres and are hypo-allergenic.

Deciding on the best flooring option can be challenging, that's why it's important to do all your research, answer some important questions and speak with a certified flooring advisor.