There are many considerations when choosing the right flooring options for your home.
Flooring and room use
You need to consider how each space in your home will be used. Anticipated floor traffic, potential spills and scuffs, and the humidity of each room should be considered. Rooms were you expect a lot of traffic should have more durable floors that are easy to clean. Kitchens and bathrooms where the floor will likely encounter water on a regular basis, should be able to maintain integrity in humid and wet conditions. Stain resistant floors are ideal for children’s rooms.
Flooring and room aesthetics
While it is important to take these practical considerations into account, it is also important to consider aesthetics. Choose flooring that inspires you. A beautiful floor can make an entire room. In addition, consider the psychological impact of your flooring choice. Darker floors will create a space that is more formal or grounded while lighter floors will create a more relaxing, open space. Incorporating both dark and light floors in various spaces in your home lends a variety of experiences to your home.
Flooring and home style
Finally, consider the style of your home. If you are renovating an older home, consider what styles of flooring were used at the time it was built. You may be able to find a flooring material that matches the style of the time in which it was built, but uses modern technology to create a more durable flooring. If there are rooms in your home with few windows or low light due to trees and shrubs, consider using a lighter flooring choice to amplify the light that is present. Office and study spaces are also good places to choose lighter floors and walls, as lighter spaces help focus, attention, and energy.
Summary – Consider all elements in your flooring choice
Taking into consideration the anticipated uses of each room in your home, the emotional environments you want to amplify in each room, and the style of the home will help you make a more informed flooring choice.