Floors in family homes come into contact with all sorts, if you’re a parent you’ll be all too familiar with the constant spillages and fear of your floor getting scratched. This means that most of the time we have to search for our flooring choice from a practical perspective, which takes a lot of the fun out of it! But what if we told you that you don’t have to sacrifice pleasing looks for the sake of practicality? There are loads of stylish and practical flooring choices available, you just need to know where to look!
With little ones running about and likely to slip over especially if there’s spillages, a floor that is anti-slip is preferred! With this being said, luxury vinyl tiles and laminate are anti-slip and preferred to slippy tiles. This is ideal after bath time when they’re running about all wet! It is also worth thinking about flooring that provides a soft landing for your little ones, with stone being hard and cold, whereas LVT offers a soft landing, perfect for play time!
Another big factor when it comes to flooring for your family home is maintenance and cleaning. We all wish we had more time for cleaning than we do, and most of the time it is nagging at us to be done! So what could be better than a flooring that helps us with our cleaning routine and needs little attention? With this being said, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles have a very easy cleaning routine, and only need to be swept and mopped no more than twice a week. As well as this, they are both resistant to scratches and stains, which again is a common occurrence in a busy family household.
Although solid wood is not a bad choice, it is not the best either. It can scratch, requires a little more maintenance than man made products and is no good when it comes into contact with water and is not compatible with under-floor heating.
LVT and laminate’s properties don’t stop there. They are both very durable and will last for many years after it is placed, which is just what you need when you’ve spend your money on a new floor and dealt with the disruption.