When the time comes to redecorate your home or even just a small portion of it, many of us rightly focus on the walls, the decorations and ornaments, the furniture and the colors. What many of us also do however is fail to really put much attention on what they are going to do with the floor, an important part of the home. Many people will resort to keeping the same age-old flooring that they have always had or perhaps simply lay down another carpet which fits in with their color scheme. Thankfully my buddy Steve Silvers is always on hand to help me out with my flooring choices and I wanted to do the same for you. If you are decorating then here are some of the things you should be thinking about when it comes to flooring.
Whilst you can comfortably design various rooms in the home with different colors and styles, it is important to remember that flooring runs throughout each area of your home. For this reason it is vitally important that you consider how the floor styles and colors will flow when you think of the big picture. For example, a kitchen with vinyl that is attached to a living room with hard wood and a study with carpet will not be a great look for your home so you need to consider how it will all fit together.
Unlike selecting wallpaper or paint colors, choosing flooring is highly important as it is not just the look that you are after, but also a floor which meets your needs. You should consider the amount of attention which the floor will get, do you have young children? Is there often many people in the house? Question like this should be considered because the last thing that you want is to invest heavily in something like marble flooring for example, if you have young children as this could be dangerous.
If you are not the type of person who likes to spend a great deal of time hovering the floor then a carpet perhaps isn’t for you and it is these kind of things that you should ask yourself before investing in flooring. Vinyl for example is very low maintenance and if that is what you are looking for then this could be the answer for you, a carpet with a thick pile will require plenty of looking after and if you do not have the time to do so, this may not be your preferred option. Considering what type of maintenance your floor requires is a key part of deciding which is best for you.
What kind of flooring do you prefer in your home? Have you considered the overall look or do you have varying styles in different rooms? Let us know in the comments below.