Choosing your living room flooring

01/11/2013

Living roomIn many houses the living room is the focal point of the home and when renovating, your living room has to reflect both your tastes and lifestyle. Choosing the correct flooring will have a huge impact on the overall interior design of your living room, so it’s a decision that’s worth spending some time over.

As with any renovation project, the first decision that you need to make is what you can afford. Measure your living room and decide how much you’re going to spend per square metre. Don’t just include the cost of materials, but hidden extras, such as underlay if you choose carpet, installation costs if you choose tiles, or treatment if you choose a wooden floor. You’ll get what you pay for with flooring, so expect more expensive options to last longer and be of an overall higher quality.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to look at the following alternatives and examine the pros and cons:

  • Carpet
  • Tiles
  • Wood
  • Wood laminate
  • Natural flooring

If you have anything to add, or other alternatives that you’re considering, please tell us about them in the comments section.

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