As you know, I am not a huge DIY fan. Home decor is something that does not come naturally to me, but, over the years, this has had to change. Having a family has meant I have had to decorate more.
It is fair to say that, these days, I am more interested in decorating, and interior design than I used to be. I also know from the way the few home decor posts I write are shared that many of you enjoy them. As a result, I have decided to write another one.
Why flooring matters
Today, I am looking specifically at flooring. The fact that it is such a big element of your home means that you need to choose carefully. A rough, shoddy, or ugly floor is a sure fired way to ruin the overall look of an entire room.
Laying the right type of flooring is also important from a safety point of view. In the UK, slips and falls are the number one reason for attendance at accident and emergency rooms. You can read the statistics here. As you will see, tens of thousands of people slip over on their floors every year, so you need to be careful to install non-slip flooring throughout your home.
Installing a new floor is an expensive undertaking, and is a job that causes massive disruption to family life. It is not much fun packing everything up and moving everything out of the room, so that you can lay your new floor. Therefore, it is very important to buy good quality flooring, and to buy it from a manufacturer who will be around a few years down the line to honour their warranty.
Wear and tear
If you are planning to replace your floors it makes sense to do a bit of research, and familiarise yourself with the different grades that are available. It is very important to buy the right type for the job. The last thing you need is to lay a cheap, low-grade floor in your living room, only to have to tear it up a year later. It is far better to spend a little more and buy flooring that is material that is designed for high traffic areas like hallways and living rooms.
Ease of laying
If you are planning to install the floor yourself, how easy it is to lay the flooring is an important consideration. The last thing you need is to call in a professional halfway through the laying process. Doing so will be expensive, as well as disruptive.
Where to find out more
If you want to find out more about choosing the right materials for each room in your house, and how to lay them, the www.discountflooringdepot.co.uk website is well worth visiting. This firm sells a wide range of floors, and they provide potential clients with a lot of additional information. They will even call you back to discuss your needs and answer your questions if you want them to.
Until Next Time… Charlotte x