Living Room Floors: The Top 5 Practical Factors

July 3, 2018

People often find it challenging to “make something” of their living room; to spruce it up so that it looks beautiful but is still functional as a room for the family to relax in and enjoy. If you have tried all sorts of décor changes, moved furniture around and even repainted, have you considered that it is perhaps the flooring that is bothering you?

New floors can make the world of difference and the investment does not have to break the bank. You will be amazed at the difference the right type of floor can make to your home. To help you make the right decision, we have put together the list below of the top 5 practical factors you need to consider when it comes to choosing the right living room floors.

1. Durability

When it comes to laminates and luxury vinyl tiles, advancements over the years have ensured that these floors are extremely tough, making them perfectly suitable for busy environments. They are made up of protective layers which do just that – protect the flooring from scratches and scuffs. If you are going to invest in flooring, you want it to last. Good, durable living room floors should serve you well for years to come.

Carpeting is another wonderful option for living rooms and it comes with the added benefit of retaining heat and trapping dust. The right choice of carpet will add a real touch of luxury and comfort to a living room. And, consider that carpeting also insulates noise, so you will not have to hear the television droning away while you are upstairs in your bedroom.

2. Safety

If you have small children or an elderly person in the home, you want flooring that is slip-resistant. If this is what you need, you can have a look at our various ranges of laminate, LVT and carpeting flooring options for your living room.

3. Health

The carpet fibres trap dust and allergens, which means that with occasional vacuuming, you are able to lessen your suffering from allergies.

4. Maintenance

Living room floors need to be low maintenance, which is what laminates and LVT are. These types of living room floors are moisture and scratch resistant and very easy to keep clean. We do, however, recommend using specialised laminate cleaning products and the minimum of water.

5. Cost

If you have ever dreamed of real hardwood, slate or marble floors in your home, you can have them – in your living room or anywhere else, at a fraction of the cost. Laminates and LVT are excellent mimickers of natural materials, giving your floors the brilliance and luxury they deserve. We guarantee you will have your visitors fooled into thinking you have spent a fortune on flooring when, in fact, quite the opposite is true.

If it is a stylish living room floor you are after, make sure to visit your nearest Top Carpets and Floors. We will help you make the wise choice for your home.

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