There are many flooring options available for your home. Choosing between them involves making an assessment of their respective pros and cons in terms of looks, practicality, durability and affordability. The room for which the flooring is intended is also an important consideration. The types of flooring suitable for your living room may not work so well in your bathroom.
Here is a selection of the most popular flooring options at the moment:
Carpet is a perennial favourite, especially in climates where the winters can be long and cold. Carpets are inviting and bestow a homely ambience upon any room. Nothing beats the feeling of soft warm carpet under your feet after a busy day.
Carpet comes in a dizzying range of colours, textures and thicknesses. Carpet has very good sound insulation properties and it is easy to install over any surface. It will look great even if your subfloor is not quite even.
The downside of carpet is that it is hard to clean and will not stand up well to stains and odors. It may not be the best choice if you have small children and pets around.
Real wood is undoubtedly a premium option and is popular for those wanting to give their homes a sense of classy elegance. Whether your interior design is modern or traditional in character, it can be enhanced with the addition of a real wood floor. Real wood exudes a natural beauty with each piece featuring its own unique grain.
Real wood floors will enhance the value of your home and they are easy to clean.
The downside is that real wood floors are at the pricier end of the spectrum. They do not insulate against noise and they will need specialised maintenance from time to time.
Laminates are an extremely popular choice for those wanting to convey the character of real wood but without the price. Modern laminates are very durable as they are constructed from multiple layers of compressed fibreboard. Furthermore they are easy to maintain. They have a water resistant coating ensuring that spills can easily be mopped up without any ill effects.
Laminates have very few downsides. However if laminate flooring does get badly damaged, it cannot be refinished like real wood – it has to be replaced.
Vinyl is a popular choice for rooms subjected to moisture. If properly installed, vinyl flooring is completely water resistant. Because of this, vinyl is the preferred option for kitchens and bathrooms. Modern vinyl ranges have a dazzling array of finishes which can replicate natural materials including wood, stone, or ceramic tiles.
Vinyl flooring is unbeatable in terms of practicality. However you might not want to use it in your living room or bedroom.
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Cherry Carpets are a leading name in the flooring industry. We stock the most popular ranges of flooring including carpet, real wood, laminate and vinyl .We supply to both homeowners and estate agents.
If you have a question about choosing flooring for your home, please give us a call today. Our expert staff will be only to happy to assist.
At Cherry Carpets, we take great pride in every job, regardless of the size and we go the extra mile to ensure that we exceed your expectations and continue to build on the excellent reputation we have built. Our team are all fully employed by Cherry Carpets, meaning you get the benefit of fully accountable staff and also avoid the additional cost of paying a sub-contractors premium.
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