Flooring – September 2017 – Issue 267


Good for the Sole

Flooring is essential in the home, but it can also add to the overall aesthetic and feel. So why not carefully consider your options with this lot of inspiration and advice.

Which floor is best for your home?

Tiles When it comes to tiles, there are so many different options to choose from, with a range of textures and colours that mimic other surfaces too. The diversity of choice definitely makes it a fantastic option to consider, but when it comes to tiles you should know what you’re getting. The most popular materials to choose from are porcelain and ceramic. There are pros and cons for both, but porcelain tiles are more durable, denser and don’t absorb water as easily, making them ideal for areas with heavier footfall or in wet rooms, such as the bathroom or kitchen. Ceramic tiles are cheaper, so may be a better option if you are on a budget, but they do absorb water more than porcelain and are at higher risk of cracking. Tiles can be quite cold underfoot, so they may not be best for the ‘cosier’ rooms in the home, such as the bedroom or living room.

Wood Real wooden floors are timeless and work perfectly with a contemporary or classically styled home. When cared for correctly, a hardwood floor can last a lifetime and longer, and installing a wooden floor can often increase the value of your home. The main downfall of wooden floors are the cost, and the fact they are cold underfoot, as with other hard floor types. They do show wear and tear over time, and do take some light maintenance to keep looking great over the year.

Featured image: Kaleidoscope by Karndean Design flooring in Woven. Price on request.

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