Choosing the right flooring is far more complex than just settling on a stylish design. From cost to durability, aesthetics to practicality, there is a whole spectrum of factors to ponder before making a decision. But with so much to consider, where do you start? To help you on your way, we’ve compiled a list of 10 flooring types and their benefits.
If money is no object, terrazzo could be the perfect flooring for your home. While expensive, you get what you pay for. Terrazzo’s main qualities are amazing durability and low maintenance – not to mention a unique design! At the other end of the scale, there are more affordable floors like cork and luxury vinyl. While these soft and smooth surfaces would make great additions to bedrooms and bathrooms, be sure to take extra care, as they are more susceptible to damage.
- Opting for terrazzo? Accompany this with a Maya Vapour Rug from Calvin Klein – perfect for any hallway.
- If you are in search of a more affordable option, like cork, try adding a hard-wearing rug in high traffic areas.
If you are looking for a floor with durability, one of the best options is granite. This floor has longevity coupled with versatility. However, this premium look also comes at a premium rate, so expect to pay more than other flooring types. A cheaper alternative is polished concrete, which is also extremely durable – making it well-suited to kitchens.
- If you’re looking for a rug to complement the grey tones of a granite or polished concrete floor, a yellow rug is a perfect match. As the room in question may be a fairly high-traffic area, our Sloan Mustard Flatweave Rug would be a perfect fit.
If it is ease of installation you are looking for, then ceramic and luxury vinyl are two safe options. Both are extremely easy to install and are relatively inexpensive. If you want something slightly fancier, however, but still want easy installation, then bamboo could be the floor for you. This material suits living rooms and social spaces, due to its warm and homely appearance. Also, it’s super easy to clean!
- For high traffic areas, why not accompany your bamboo floor with our Sloan Blue Rug?
If you are on a budget and insist on versatility, limestone is an excellent flooring choice. Extremely durable and very easy to clean, this material is perfect for high traffic areas. If you would like to upgrade from limestone, reclaimed wood is a more opulent option. Not only is it hugely versatile, it looks stylish too! This clean and rustic wood complements both traditional and modern interiors.
- Opting for limestone? Pick our Greek key washable cream rug and wave goodbye to stains and splashes!
- If reclaimed wood is more up your street, try complementing this with a Twilight ivory rug. Its neutral colour will offset rich wood flooring perfectly.
One of the most difficult things when picking out a new floor is finding a material which is easy to clean. Marble is a widely admired floor and, whilst it is extremely hard to clean, it is perfect for catching the eye and adding elegance to a room (best in bathrooms). Then again, if you know you will struggle to keep your floor clean on a regular basis, you may prefer to go with a material such as polished concrete or bamboo.