Upgrade Your Home with New Flooring

Flooring can make or break the overall appearance of any room. If you’re renovating or just redecorating your home, flooring is a significant investment. You also need to consider the traffic in the room, location, budget and of course your preference in design styles. Patterns, colour, textures all play a part in how you set the tone of the room. You have a pretty wide selection when it comes to the type of material you can use on your floors, wood, carpet, tile or linoleum.

Your Choices

Manufacturing technologies make it tough to tell the difference between genuine flooring materials and flooring that is man made. Man made material is often much cheaper while still maintaining the durability of the real thing. Carpet and flooring industries use state of the art technology to print patterns. All of this is still your choice.
Here are some of the choices you have when you are ready to install flooring.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the first choice among homeowners, and there are a tonne of genuine and man-made products on the market for you to choose from. You can pick from the traditional woods like oak or pine; you can also pick something a little more exotic with bamboo. Most of the time you have a choice of stains, the size of the planks and patterns in your wood floor.

High-quality laminate can look exactly like real wood. Laminate manufacturing has become so good they can imitate brick, ceramic tiles and stone. They are highly durable, easy to clean, and they don’t stain as easily as real wood floors. This flooring looks authentic, and most people wouldn’t even know the difference.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is also incredibly popular as a flooring choice. It is incredibly versatile, and you can use it anywhere, and there are thousands of designs to choose from, all of them looking extremely natural. You can have final flooring that looks like slate, limestone or ceramic.

Linoleum Flooring

Real linoleum is made from natural ingredients, linseed oil, ground wood and different minerals used as a pigment. Linoleum is incredibly durable with a broad range of designs both traditional and modern.


Carpet is usually used in conjunction with some other type of flooring. Carpet works in the living room but not the kitchen or bathroom. Carpet is often used in the living spaces and bedroom. You can get different colours and textures. Carpet is high maintenance in comparison to other types of flooring.

Flooring is an important choice for your overall home decor. Work with a designer or flooring expert to choose the right colours and materials to give your home a look that you want. A flooring expert can help you with selecting material that works with the climate you live, along with your lifestyle. Here’s a video showing how to select the right flooring.