TITLE: Choosing Flooring for the Home


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Choosing Flooring for the Home


When choosing flooring for your home consider what use each room has, and whether you need ahard, resilient or soft surface underfoot.


Will it need to be hardwearing?Will it get wet regularly?How easy should it be to maintain?


Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry


These are the wet areas so will need something that can cope with water and is also non-slip.


The choice is wide between hard surfaces like stone (link to stone and marble article), marble (link to stone and marble article), tile (link to tile article) or concrete. (link to polished concrete article)


Or you can choose from the variety offered by resilient surfaces (link to resilient article) such as vinyl (link to resilient article), linoleum (link to resilient article) or cork (link to resilient article).


They are soft underfoot, and can come in extra cushioned surfaces.


Living areas


Family rooms, home cinemas, living rooms, formal dining and lounge rooms can be finished in a wide choice of flooring options to suit the d�cor and ambience as well as the amount of wear the floor will have to take.


As well as the glamourous hard surfaces like polished concrete (link to polished concrete article), marble or stone (link to stone and marble article), there is the ever practical and elegant tile floor (link to tile article).


The natural beauty and warmth of wood is always popular.For family areas and dining rooms, consider polished floorboards (link to polished floorboards article), while for formal areas, it�s hard to beat the intricate elegance of parquet flooring (link to parquetry article).


Softer underfoot are cork, vinyl or linoleum tiles or sheets, which despite their ease of maintenance (link to resilient article),offer colours, textures and design ideas to suit your d�cor.


Or you could explore the textures, colours and patterns of the world of carpets (link to carpet article), especially for formal areas that get little hard wear. Velvet and plush carpets add elegance and glamour to formal rooms, but need extra care in cleaning.


Bedrooms and parents� retreats


Carpet (link to carpet article) is generally the first choice for rooms to relax in and keep the world away.There are many grades and textures to choose from, from hardwearing nylon for the rough and tumble of kids� rooms, to the softness of a cut and loop style.


For children�s rooms, you could choose cork tiles (link to resilient article) instead, which can be brightly coloured coloured and patterned.


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