Many individuals say that the two most stressful times in life are getting married and moving home. The most stressful part of moving into a new house can be choosing the flooring as there is multiple styles, shades and textures available. Hopefully this article will help you make the decision of selecting your flooring a lot quicker, so you can move straight in.
One of the most popular options is laminate flooring as it is cheap, looks fantastic and is incredibly easy to install. Moving into a new house can be expensive and laminate flooring is one of the cheaper options of flooring in the market. As laminate flooring is topped with a photographic layer it means that multiple varieties of products and shades are able to be purchased. The majority of laminate flooring has a click joining method, which makes it incredibly easy to install with the majority of professional fitters managing to install around 1,000 square feet a day, therefore the floor can be installed while you go on a nice romantic weekend away.
If you are looking for comfort under foot then installing carpet is the most suitable option, however you have to be a very clean couple. Carpet can easily become dirty and very hard to clean, so if you know you’re a dirty person then order a dark shade of carpet. The price of carpet is always difficult to judge as it can vary depending on material and pile height. The general rule is the higher the pile the more expensive the carpet will be as it feels comfier under foot.
The main benefit of installing carpet and laminate is that it is a very clean job. Unlike the next option which can make quite a mess with dust ending up everywhere.
Real wood flooring looks stunning and can add value onto your house if you were ever wanting to sell your house in future years. The main two types of real wood are solid or engineered. We would always recommend engineered wood flooring as it replicates solid wood, however as it is constructed using a plywood core the price is considerably cheaper. Installing real wood flooring is easier than you would imagine, however it can easily go wrong, therefore acquiring a flooring fitter or a well-trained DIYer is always advised.
When cutting real wood flooring you can get sawdust everywhere therefore it is important to cover all valuable possessions that you do not wish to be covered in dust.
After all this has been said, make sure you go with your gut and pick flooring based on your dreams not because someone told you one option was nice. You will remember your first house forever and all the memories to go with it, therefore you want to make sure it is your ideal first home.