Flooring Solutions and Installations for Better, Healthier Living

heinrichileadetal 24 June 2020

How much value do your floors add to your life? This is probably not a question you have asked yourself so directly before, but it’s certainly a consideration that deserves a lot more attention than it tends to get. Choosing the right flooring solutions and installations for the right spaces and situations can make a huge difference in the quality of your living environment – in terms of its aesthetic, practical and even health impact.

Here are five ways how choosing the right flooring solutions and installations can positively impact the quality of your life:

1. Enhanced Comfort and Convenience

Nobody wants to get out of bed in the morning and step straight onto a freezing cold floor. The same goes for the family living room – a softer surface that is warm underfoot creates a much better area in which to relax, lounge and socialise.

Furthermore, if you’re in a house full of people, you certainly don’t want to listen to everybody’s footsteps throughout the house – you need a solution that offers some form of noise control.

Flooring solutions that are best suited to provide these benefits:

  • Carpets
  • Rugs

While not as soft as carpets, rigid board/SPC flooring and wood LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) provide superior noise control compared to other solid floor choices, such as wood laminates and ceramic tiles.

2. Improved Durability

A floor that suffers from prolonged wear and tear can pose health and safety risks, and it also negatively impacts the appearance of a home. Durability is, therefore, a key consideration, especially in households with kids and pets, areas that have to withstand high volumes of foot traffic, and rooms where spillage is likely to occur, like the bathroom or kitchen. Choose a floor that is scratch- and stain-resistant to overcome these challenges.

Flooring solutions that are best suited to provide these benefits:

  • Luxury Wood laminates
  • Luxury Wood LVT/Rigid Board (SPC)
  • Luxury Wood LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)

 

3. Less Fuss and Hassle

Life is too precious to be spent on your knees scrubbing floors. Choosing a floor type that is easy to maintain adds time and convenience to your life, ensuring that you have a great-looking floor with the minimum amount of effort. This is perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.

Flooring solutions that are best suited to provide these benefits:

  • Wood laminates
  • Luxury Wood LVT/Rigid Board (SPC)
  • Luxury Wood LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)

 

4. Avoid Unsightly Damages and Hidden Dangers

Water and rising damp can be exceptionally damaging if left unattended. It also creates a breeding ground for bacteria, mould, and other microbial allergens. If your floor choice is not waterproof, it is both at risk of this extensive damage over time, and it can potentially pose a health risk to occupants of the building. While most rooms are generally not exposed to water, unless there is a leak of some sort, kitchens, bathrooms, and basements certainly pose a significant risk.

Flooring solutions that are waterproof:

  • Luxury Wood LVT/Rigid Board (SPC)
  • Luxury Wood LVTs (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)

 

5. Support Your Family’s Health

The way a floor is installed plays a significant role in the hygiene of a space. The Healthier Living Installation system provides antimicrobial protection, minimises dust, and inhibits allergens, mould growth and odours to provide and support a healthier and more pleasant living environment. This installation method can be used in conjunction with a range of floor types, including carpets, rigid board/SPC, wood laminates and LVTs.

All the flooring solutions mentioned above are available through Top Carpets and Floors in conjunction with our industry-leading Healthier Living Installations. Get in touch with our team for more information on our incredible range of products and to request a quote for your home.