Your home’s flooring is both a practical and aesthetic element to your home’s design that adds to the comfort and style of any room. But with so many flooring materials to choose from, you can narrow down your options by simply considering your specific needs.
Here are some factors that may influence your choice of flooring material:
Of course, the flooring material used for a bathroom will be different from that used in the kitchen or entryway. For your bedroom, you should consider a material that is warm and comfortable. The ideal material for a bathroom should be both waterproof and slip-resistant, while that for an entryway should be appealing and easy to clean.
2. Level of traffic
High traffic areas require regular cleaning, plus they’re likely to wear faster. So you need flooring material that is both easy to clean and durable, such as laminate or vinyl.
3. Slip resistance
You need to consider whether there are certain areas of your home that require additional traction. For instance, the bathroom and kitchen areas need traction to reduce the risk of slips and falls. Moreover, you may need to consider extra traction for the elderly or for people with an impairment and need the extra stability.
You need to consider how much you’re willing to spend in your home improvement project and make a practical budget that takes into account the cost of the flooring material, accessories, and hiring a contractor. This will help you get the best value from your investment.
Does the Flooring Material Suit Your Lifestyle?
Your choice of flooring material should be in accordance to the way you live. For example, if you have little children, then hard materials like marble may increase the risk of injury. So you should consider a more resilient material like vinyl that is soft to the feet. You may also cushion any impact by applying a carpet, though this may not be very hygienic if you have pets, and especially if you are allergic to dust and other allergens.