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Flooring for a family home

*A collaborative post 

In a family home it isn’t always easy to get the look you want, whether that is down to time constraints, budget, or practicality. Just because it isn’t easy however, doesn’t mean it isn’t possible, you only have to know where to look and what you are looking for. The experts, Luxury Flooring & Furnishings can help you to decide which floors are best for a family that has its struggles.

Wooden Flooring

To Save Money

If treating your children has lead you to have less money that you would desire for home improvements, engineered wood flooring could be your answer. It is cheaper than solid wood, despite containing the same material on its top layer. The layers underneath are cheaper plywood that not only drops the price, but helps the flooring withstand spillages, temperature fluctuations and humidity. As these also last a guarantee of 25 years minimum, they can also be sanded down every 10-15 years to preserve them for a lifetime, as well as remove any damage such as dents or scratching! Once you buy an engineered floor, you’ll never need to buy a new one, helping you save money over time. However, this does mean the upfront cost is quite high. Laminate and LVT may be better options in this case, which also have practical benefits.

To Avoid Damage

Practically, LVT is waterproof, and can be used in bathrooms without having to worry about damage to the flooring. They also contain wood and stone effects that have come a long way in recent years, allowing you to still have that attractive and authentic natural look in a bathroom. Laminate is water resistant, meaning it may also be used in bathrooms, but only if spillages are cleaned up straight away and the boards are tight so no water can slip through the cracks. Most laminate is also scratch resistant, anti-static and comes in wood and stone effects, again creating a realistic natural look. If you have children or pets, these options will be perfect for you, and due to the low upfront cost, you won’t need to worry so much about potential damage.

Trainers on wooden flooring

To Save Time

Having a family can take up lots of time. If you only have a few hours to install your flooring before the children get home from school, click will be your best and simplest option. Floors with a click installation method include engineered wood, laminate, and LVT flooring. They will simply just click together like a jigsaw without the need for any adhesive for example, and are stable and neat looking once installed. Self-adhesive LVT is also available for fast installation, and for an even lower cost than the click varieties, but this may take a steadier hand to install correctly.

What flooring do you have at home? Do you prefer wooden and laminate flooring over other flooring options? 

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