Carpet, laminate or vinyl – what type of flooring should you choose?

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Flooring is always a subject for debate when it comes to decorating your home. Everyone has their view on what looks best, but it’s important to take your lifestyle into account before making a decision.

We’ve looked into the plus points of all three flooring styles, so you can decide which type of flooring is best suited to your home:

Carpet

If you want to add a warm, cosy feel to your home, carpet is the ideal option as it is designed the retain heat within the home. Carpets come in a number of different styles and designs, with different types suited to different areas of the home.

For halls and stairs that see high areas of traffic, we recommend hardwearing striped or patterned carpets were dirt and dust is less visible. Bedrooms generally have the lowest traffic within the home, meaning you can opt for a softer carpet with a plush pile that will be a treat on your feet on a cold winter morning.

When buying a carpet, don’t forget to pick your underlay. The higher the quality of the underlay, the more cushioned your carpet will feel on your feet, and the longer your carpet will last. All of our carpets come with free First Step Underlay, or if you’d like the upgrade to a thinker underlay, we will deduct the difference.

Carpets, laminate or vinyl flooring?

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is incredibly popular in homes all over the UK due to its low maintenance, modern look and affordable price tag. For busy family homes, the easy to clean factor makes laminate flooring an ideal choice as dirt and dust are less obvious, and anything that does build up can be cleaned with a brush, mop or steam mop.

Laminate flooring also provides a durable feel, and is very slow to fade in sunlight, making it ideal for high traffic areas of the home such as halls and living rooms.

From an aesthetic point, laminate flooring will add a sleek modern look to your home and is extremely adaptable if you decide to redecorate.

Carpets, laminate or vinyl flooring?

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is an extremely affordable alternative to tiles, and can most commonly be found in kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms.

With a durable design, vinyl flooring lends itself to high footfall areas of the home, and its easy clean surface make spills easy to wipe off. Like laminate flooring, vinyl is easy to clean by brushing, mopping or steam mopping.

Additionally, vinyl is quick and easy to install, and has a comfortable underfoot which reduces noise. Both of these aspects can be very important to families who want minimal disruption when redecorating and less noise when the kids are running around.

Carpets, laminate or vinyl flooring?