Flooring is an important choice when it comes to building or renovating your home or office as it has the potential to completely transform your living environment. And while it’s great to select your floors based on their physical appearance alone, it’s recommended that you consider important factors of how they will be used. This includes the amount of anticipated foot traffic, whether or not the room is likely to get wet, as well as the exposure of the floor to sunlight. All these factors can impact the way your floors will look in coming years. Not only this but by selecting a low maintenance flooring option, you’re saving yourself time and money in the long run.
When picking floors for your next maintenance project, you’ll be influenced by factors such as personal preference, the interior design of the home, the location of the home, your budget, the floors durability as well as its visual appeal. But let’s face it, the one thing everyone has in common is that your floors will be exposed to a variety of things including:
- Environmental factors
- High foot traffic
If you favour appearance over practicality, it’s possible that scratches, dents, and moisture will lead to a headache later on. This is why we believe it’s important to lean towards a low maintenance flooring choice.
Flooring Bathroom Interiors stocks a diverse range of the most stylish flooring options, and also easy to care for flooring. We stock a range of carpets, tiles, timber, hybrid, vinyl and laminate flooring that can work to significantly transform the appeal of your home.
Let’s take a look at the lowest maintenance flooring options and weigh up the important factors that may influence your purchase choice.
1. Tile Flooring
Floor tiles are versatile in application and can be used anywhere throughout your home. They are fairly easy to care for and are also impervious to water, moisture and most stains. This makes them a great option for wet areas such as the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Tiles come in a variety of styles, including timber look tiles, which give them adaptability for personal interior design preferences.
Tiles can crack if heavy items are dropped on them, so it’s important to consider if this matches up with your lifestyle and whether it’s an easily avoidable fate.
Floor tiles are non-porous so they won’t soak up stains and stress you out when spills happen. However, while tiles are water-resistant, grout is porous and over time can collect dirt and moisture build-up. Surfaces and grout stains can easily be cleaned off with household items such as vinegar or baking soda.
2. Timber Flooring
Timber flooring is beautiful as well extremely durable and can last the test of time when cared for properly. Timber floors can last more than one hundred years in the home and can be repurposed when it’s time for a change. They’re also quite flexible as the appearance of timber can be changed if desired with sanding and stain application, making it a fantastic choice for the indecisive homeowner.
Timber can, unfortunately, be quite costly because it is produced from slow-growing trees and is heavier and harder than other types of wood. It is also prone to scratching and scuffing, however, this can be corrected with refinishing.
Timber is fairly stain-resistant, as long as any mess is cleaned up straight away. Cleaning timber is straightforward, all it requires is vacuuming or sweeping and occasional cleaning with a damp mop and wood floor cleaner. This is beneficial for those with allergies as dust particles, allergens and pet hairs cannot grip onto the floorboards.
3. Hybrid Flooring
Hybrid flooring is a combination of both laminate and vinyl flooring that can be used throughout the entire home. It looks and performs like a timber or laminate floor without the drawbacks. As well as this, it’s extremely hard wearing and durable because of the many layers used in its production. Hybrid flooring is environmentally-friendly and affordable. It looks and feels authentic, and it is also scratch-resistant, waterproof and extremely stable.
Hybrid flooring is a great low maintenance flooring option due to its high impact resistance and easy cleaning. All that is needed is sweeping or vacuuming, followed by a damp mop using a soap-free cleaner to remove any marks, footprints or dirt. Hybrid floors are also resistant to most stains but if stains or scuffs persist, they can be removed using a diluted rubbing alcohol.
Contact Flooring Bathroom Interiors For Your Low Maintenance Flooring Solutions
Embarking on a home renovation project can be daunting. But when you seek advice from professionals and consider long term solutions for the materials being used, the results are unparalleled. If you require information or advice about our low maintenance flooring options, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, visit us in-store to view our full range of flooring, bathroom and interior solutions.