How do I Future-Proof my Floors?

Read some of our advice and information below to help you Future-Proof your project.

Floors

There are many options for home flooring. Besides looking at the aesthetics of flooring products think first about the function of the room and the amount of foot traffic it will be exposed to.

High traffic areas would be best suited to harder floor surfaces such as tiles or timber. Areas of the home where you want to keep your feet warm and cosy might be better suited to carpet.

When using tiles you can get non-slip tile options which are handy for wet areas. You may also like the antibacterial tile options on the market.

With carpet there are anti-allergen options available and you have a choice of wool or nylon carpets. Wool is well known to be a quality carpet option and NZ wool is among the best quality in the world. Nylon carpet has evolved over the years and solution-dyed nylon is becoming more and more popular having more fade resistance, colour fastness and stain resistance. It is hard-wearing although it tends to be not as resilient or as soft as wool.

Timber flooring comes in a variety of options and is a hard floor option that is durable and warmer than tiles. Some timbers are softer than others which can be an issue for those who like to wear shoes indoors as it can leave indentations. However, timber can be sanded and treated to accomplish many looks making it a great long term option for homes as it can be changed to suit when renovations are made.

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