Choosing anything can be difficult if there are children involved, but just because you may have little ones running around it does not mean that you need to sacrifice style. It’s important that as well as being aesthetically pleasing, your floor should be practical and easy to maintain too. Here at Luxury Flooring we have narrowed down the choices so that you don’t have to!
The beauty of laminate flooring that it is designed to look strikingly like hardwood, but it doesn’t come with the fear of maintaining it or protecting it from any nasty scratches. Laminate flooring is incredibly easy to clean, making it ideal for the family home, all that it requires is a simple dust down or for a deeper clean, a warm damp cloth/mop should suffice. It is also a much cheaper alternative to real wood, which is great if you’re working towards a budget! Due to the laminate (or sometimes melamine) coating on the top layer of the floor, it’s much more resistant to scratches, scuffs and dents than real wood!
One of the more inexpensive forms of flooring, vinyl offers great value to its owners. Since this product is baked with a thin layer of either felt or foam (manufacturer depending) it provides a slightly softer surface, which offers more flexibility and give, ideal for homes with smaller children. If you’re looking to get your money’s worth then vinyl should be at the top of the list, a well-installed and properly maintained vinyl floor can last for well over 20 years and most manufacturers offer at least a 15 years warranty anyway! Keeping it clean? It really couldn’t be simpler, once installed; vinyl requires little maintenance and only requires a simple sweep or mop, easy!
Hard Wood Flooring
If you are looking to spend a little more, then solid wood flooring may be the option for you, described as ‘the ultimate family-friendly floor’ due to the fact that it is so easy to clean and it actually improves in appearance due to day-to-day wear and tear. Yes, real wood flooring tends to be more expensive but it can actually add value to your property and it is highly sought after by estate agents/ property developers, so if you’re the type of person who plans ahead then it would pay to seriously consider this floor.
There we have it, the ultimate guide to family friendly floors, brought to you by Luxury Flooring UK.