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Choose the right flooring

There are so many choices when it comes to floor coverings.  It can be a huge expense so it’s important to do your homework before making your selection.  What look are you after?  Do you have kids?  What about pets?  Is it durable and easy to clean?  All these things should be considered and no doubt cost is a big factor.

Solid timber floors are beautiful and very durable.  They handle high traffic well and can be sanded and re-coated down the track to keep them looking new for many, many years. They can be expensive though.

Floating laminate floors are less expensive and can look great as well.  They’re easy to install and maintain but you should be aware that if they get scratched they can’t be re-sanded.      

Bamboo is a popular choice for many reasons.  It’s not only environmentally friendly and fast growing but easy to keep clean and hard wearing too.       

Vinyl was all the rage in the 70’s, but it has come a long way since then.  It’s durable and low maintenance, plus laying vinyl tiles is a great DIY project you can knock out in no time. There’s a huge range of colours and patterns too which means you can create the look of timber or stone for a much smaller cost.  You don’t have to settle for burnt orange or mustard yellow any more.. unless that’s your thing!      

Your flooring should not only look good, it’s got to be practical too.