Flooring On A Budget
It can be frustrating to spend money on home improvement, especially when you would rather treat your family to a day out. Because of this, many people leave repairs unfixed for years, and décor old and outdated – but this doesn’t have to be the case! New flooring is one way of sprucing up your home, and surprisingly without breaking the bank. How is this possible? Well, Flooring Hub are here to teach us why laminate flooring in particular is the perfect way to improve your décor as well as improve the practicality of your home.
Firstly, by laying new flooring, you are changing the whole foundation of a room. In doing so, the atmosphere of a place can change instantly, particularly depending on the shade chosen. For example, light tones can open up a room, making it appear more spacious and positive, whereas dark tones can promote relaxation or hint at sophistication. This mood may change based on how your personality changes over the years – are you the same person you were when you moved in? Flooring should not be underestimated for its ability to portray your personality, and at the very least, a new floor can represent new beginnings, allowing your family to feel more positive for the future. There are plenty of finishes and shades to choose from with laminate flooring, including smoked, grey, white, oak and walnut wood effects. Tiles are also available, which are popular in modern homes, kitchens and bathrooms, demonstrating just how effective laminate can be in achieving the desired look.
Accent and Accessorise
New flooring is also the perfect excuse to buy new accessories which can give a whole new lease of life to a place, giving guests a talking point and helping you express your personality moreso. As mentioned earlier, laminate flooring comes in many different options, which other flooring styles find hard to achieve in a way that will last the lifetime of your floor. A wood floors’ finish can fade, but not on an imitation laminate. You can rest assured that whichever accessories you choose, they will always match your surrounding décor. In addition, since laminate doesn’t last as long as the high cost investment of wood, you can update your flooring every few years (and low a low cost!) to keep up with any changes in taste.
So you understand the stylistic benefits of laminate – but what about the practical benefits? Most of you will have children, so you will be pleased to learn that laminate is scratch resistant, water resistant and much more fixable than wood, vinyl, or other alternatives. Carpets stain, vinyl can become damaged much easier, and wood is costly to replace. Laminate however, can be fixed with sealant, filler, or if it comes to it, by replacing a plank. Even the latter shouldn’t be too expensive given the general low cost of laminate, and will be rare given the durability of more modern ranges. Laminate is also a way of getting the gorgeous wood look while still being compatible with underfloor heating, and doesn’t warp or shrink with moisture, humidity or temperature changes unlike the real thing. But what if time is also a concern? Well, all modern laminates have a click locking system, meaning you can simply and quickly fit the planks together like a jigsaw without the need for adhesive or nails.
So, if you wish to create a new look in your home without breaking the bank, laminate is obviously the perfect choice. Can you think of anything we’ve missed?
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