When you are arranging your home you want it to be perfect. The floor is a significant part of every room. People often have wrong meaning about what floor type to use in which room. This article will take you through different options for bedrooms and kitchens.
Bedrooms is the place where you spent the most influential time of the day – waking up, so it is the room you most likely want a bit of luxury in.
The most popular choice for the bedrooms is carpet. Most of the bedrooms are carpeted because of the warmth, softness and underfloor luxury that carpet provides. Carpet represents the comfort you need for a room in which you are likely to walk in bare feet. When you get out of bed and you have bare feet, it feels warm and soft. What is more, carpets are available in a wide range of colours to suit any room.
Generally, people want a good quality carpet in the master room, and if people decide that they want to bring carpet to a higher level, the main bedroom is usually the room of choice. We have to take into account that the carpet which goes in the back bedroom will last longer than the carpet on the stairs. It makes sense to have the best carpet you can afford in the lounge and other high-traffic areas of the house and, in contrast, economies in the room that only gets used a few of times a year.
Other floor options
However, not all bedrooms have carpets – it, of course, depends on your house and your circumstances. You may feel that you want a particular floor to match the character of your house, or you may be allergic or be badly asthmatic. If either of these applies to you then you can choose a wood, vinyl, laminate or LVT floor, all of which are very good for a bedroom. LVTs, in particular, look great in bedrooms, but you need to consider whether you will be happy with a cold hard floor in the bedroom… Then you might think about underfloor heating, which should not be put under a solid wood floor, but you can put it under a laminate floor, engineered wood floor or LVT floor.
When talking about a kitchen, we advise not having a wood floor, as it is probably the least suitable floor for a kitchen. You should never put wood where there is high moisture. Wood is hygroscopic, it works like a sponge and causes wood to shrink. A good compensation for wood are the LVT options as they are realistic and avoid these problems.
Vinyl is a perfect option for your kitchen as it requires minimal maintenance. Vinyl doesn’t mind water and it is very hard wearing. Some even come with a 15-year guarantee. Many types of vinyl are textured and even have an R10 rating which means they are slip resistant.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) are designer floors. They have an incredible impact as they are limited only by your own imagination and are totally unique. They are also very low maintenance and wear so well that after 25 or 30 years when maintained correctly they will still look like they were laid yesterday. The only drawback can be the price since it is not an easy floor to fit but if the subfloor is in a good state then the price can be reasonable.
Laminate is an option for a kitchen, but it has disadvantages. The product is HDF/MDF backing with a photograph and a wear layer on top. It is ideal for kitchens because it is easy to maintain and is relatively scratch proof. The minus is that if water gets to the backing it goes like a cotton wool and expands, so you shouldn’t put laminate in very moist areas – which kitchen often is. You have to take into account that – if you have a washing machine leak which floods your kitchen you will lose your laminate floor, but then again there aren’t many floor finishes that will survive a washing machine leak. So, if you avoid getting it wet, it is a good floor for the kitchen, and if you get a good quality laminate then you should expect it to come with a 20-year endurance.