Whilst browsing online there can seem little difference between high quality, luxury flooring and the cheaper alternatives – comparing the images can very much be a matter of spot the difference. Yet there are very real differences between budget floors and the premium options – and choosing to go cheap today may not pay off in the years to come – here’s why…
Why should you choose expensive flooring? In a word… quality.
Cheaper flooring products are mass-produced in factories around the world that really only focus on driving down the cost per unit. Corners are cut and manufacturing processes are streamlined often at the cost of worker welfare and safety. Ultimately this represents a raw deal for everyone – for the quality of product, for you and for the employees who are found in far flung factories.
Knowing the story of your flooring
When you purchase a high quality flooring brand you choose to purchase from a company you know the history of – including the sources of their materials and their company policy in relation to the environment.
Style, design and beauty
Higher priced floors have an entire team behind them invested in the style and design of them – departments of designers who take the time to craft a product of beauty. This compares with ‘stack them high and sell them fast’ flooring, which tends to regurgitate styles from decades gone by – resulting in floors that are anything but notable for their stunning design.
Longevity – Good looks that last throughout the years
Whilst cheaper flooring can look great the day it’s laid, a few months or years down the road and the differences can really become apparent. Dents, chips and warping can each show cheap flooring for what it really is – while higher quality floors withstand the test of time.
Pay cheap, pay twice
Finally you also need to consider that if you buy cheap flooring, you’ll almost certainly buy twice. This really epitomises a false economy – there’s little point in making a saving with your initial flooring, only to pay for repairs or new flooring a whole lot sooner than you expected.
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