Friday, December 30, 2016

Budget Flooring Options For A Beautiful Home


A good flooring option can change the feel of a room entirely. But, it’s hard to find the best option that sticks within your budget. Of course, it would be wonderful to have your pick of the litter. But, budgets often prevent this from being the case. When you are decorating a whole room, you already have a lot of things to consider. It’s easy to let your flooring slip under the radar and become forgotten. But, it’s not worth the disappointment you’ll feel in years to come. To make this part of your decoration easier, this post will look into some good flooring options.


Carpeting

Of course, in most houses, you’ll find some carpet. Carpet makes a room feel warmer and more homely. In winter, it doesn’t get as cold as hard flooring. Carpeting one room is usually quite cheap. And, it’s entirely possible to do the job yourself. If you feel confident with your ability to perform DIY, you should have no problem. Carpet by itself is very cheap. And, doing the job yourself will make the price of the carpet much lower. When it comes to choosing carpet, you need to think about the other colours in the room. If you have bold colours in other places, it can be best to go for a neutral colour. In a light room, a darker carpet will be okay. But, in darker rooms, you’ll want something lighter. The only drawback to lighter colours is their tendency to show dirt and stains. So, it’s important to make sure that you think about this wisely. In some rooms, it can be appropriate to go for boldly coloured carpet. But, be careful when doing this.

Laminate

If you’re will to pay for someone to fit it for you, laminate flooring is a cheap alternative to tiles. Unlike linoleum, laminate is made of compressed wood, like MDF. It has a veneer on the surface, that makes it look like wood or tiles. If it’s treated correctly and carefully, laminate flooring can look great for years. It’s not hard to keep it in good nick, either. Laminate is vulnerable when it comes to liquids. If you spill something on it, you need to clean it as soon as you can. Otherwise, it will stain, or even warp. Even if you do ruin your flooring, installing replacement laminate flooring is much cheaper than doing it from scratch.

Expose Your Home’s Natural Beauty

Underneath a lot of carpets, you’ll find beautiful floor boards. With proper treatment, these boards can make your home feel rustic and comfortable. All you need is a handheld sanding device, some varnish, and a bit of time. Once you’ve finished your flooring, the work will be well worth it. You can find plenty of guides online to help you spruce up your existing floorboards. Installing new floorboards is much more expensive. So, it’s only worth doing this in a house that already has them.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to start working on the floor in your home. Budget doesn’t have to be a restraint when it comes to beauty. Instead, you just have to put a bit of time in instead of the cash. Always do plenty of research when making changes to your home.

xxo
Kim

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