Choosing Flooring – What You Should Base Your Decisions On

by Editor on May 23, 2013

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Choosing the perfect flooring in your home can be rather tricky; there are many things that you will have to consider to get it just right.

Laying flooring in your home can be rather expensive, this is why you should never rush into a decision as you will have to put up with it for quite a while.

To help you decide what flooring to purchase for your home, here are some things you should consider:


The lifestyle you lead should be one of the most important factors you consider when choosing the flooring in the home. If you are constantly in and out of the home and you do not have much time to complete indoors maintenance – then you are going to want to choose flooring that is going to fit around you and your lifestyle.

Some flooring is much easier to maintain whereas others you will have to spend a lot of your time caring and maintaining it.

Low Maintenance Flooring:

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Wooden flooring
  • Laminate flooring

High Maintenance Flooring:

  • Carpet
  • Carpet tiles
  • Natural tiles

The busier your lifestyle is, the less time you will have to care for your flooring – meaning you will want to choose low maintenance flooring.


Another factor you should base your decision on is whether you have children or not. The younger your children are – the likeliness of accidents occurring in the home is heightened.

It is likely you will experience many accidents, spillages and stains if you have young children in the house, this means you will need to choose flooring that can withstand accidents like this.

You will need to choose flooring that is long lasting and durable if you do have young children in the home. Vinyl flooring, wooden flooring and laminate flooring are all very durable, as well as extremely easy to maintain.


Pets are naturally very messy and can ruin sparkling floors in a matter of seconds. The flooring you choose will have to put up with:

  • Toileting accidents
  • Muddy paws
  • Fur

Flooring such as wooden or laminate will be the best option when you have pets in the home – this is because they are easy to clean and they are stain resistant.


If you hold very high standards in the home, then it is important that you choose flooring that is modern, stylish and easy to look after. The last thing you want is to pick a gleaming white carpet and within a few weeks have muddy footprints trampled all over it.  

About the Author

Katie was redecorating her home and chose affordable vinyl flooring from Remland Carpets as it was within her price range and is easy to maintain.

photo by: Serendigity

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