When you are making decisions for your home or your new renovation project, certain parts of the project could attract your attention more than others. Not everything about the home is glamorous, because honestly how can you compare floors to furniture? A well-made home does not overlook anything, and every part contributes to the overall whole.
What are the things you should consider when it comes to the commonplace floor? There are three things you need to consider before selecting vinyl wood flooring, marble, or tile:
- Who is living in the space?
The first thingto consider isthe people who will be living in the space and the kind of personalities they have. This determines your commitment to material maintenance. If the house is filled with children and parents don’t have a lot of time, vinyl floors are ideal. They are easy to clean and relatively cheap. If the house is filled with adults, then maybe classic wood flooring or carpet could work to be able to maintain a classy look for entertaining.
- What is the purpose of the space?
The second thing to consider is the purpose of the space. Different rooms may have different kinds of floors; carpets in the bedroom and tiles in the kitchen, for example. The changes are supposed to work towards creating the right “working” environment for you. For example, a kitchen is a place that is exposed to mess, so floors that are easy to clean are ideal. After you have identified how you want to use the space, look at the design.
In more recent designs of kitchens, they are not only a place to make your meals; sometimes entertaining guests extend to the kitchen as well. This means the floor should not only be easy to clean, but easy on the eyes as well. The open-plan concept of certain homes encourages the floors to follow through tothe next room. In those cases, it is best to find the kind of floor that can suit all the rooms in your home.
When considering the purpose of the space, you have to look at how it was intended to be used by the designer of the home or the previous owners and at how you intend to use the space. It is best to find the floor that meets in between the middle of the two.
- What is your overall budget?
After you have factored in the people who will be living in the space and the purpose of the rooms, you have probably narrowed down your choices for floor material and the kind of design you want it to have. The last step is to adjust your ideal floor to your budget.
When you are working with a tight budget, list down your top three materials and look into a quote for each material per square meter. After you have the quotes you can more or less make a decision.
Floors are often overlooked, design-wise and price-wise. You often forget the impact of a good floor. When you design your new home or renovate your old one, don’t forget the small details that pull everything together.