With kids running around, pets shedding fur, and spills happening far more often than you’d like, there is no denying that family homes have very particular needs. While you want your floors to look great, you also have to prioritise durability, comfort, and ease of cleaning.
Across our three locations in Tauranga, Palmerston North, and Nelson, we see heaps of families in search of the perfect floors. Here is our expert opinion on what might best suit you family home.
Hardwood or laminate flooring
A classic look for any home, hardwood flooring is particularly suitable for families. It is durable, easy to clean, and effortlessly beautiful. And any small scratches that occur only add to the character of hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring is like a blank canvas that will age alongside your family. It looks great whether paired with your toddler’s stick figure family or more sophisticated art; a ratty old couch or more mature seating options available to families with older children.
Hardwood flooring can be expensive, but it is a worthy investment that can last for decades. However, if you want the aesthetic of natural wooden floors without the hefty price tag, laminate might be for you. Scratch, fade, and water-resistant, laminate flooring is a great option for busy families.
Vinyl plank flooring
The hard-wearing durability of vinyl plank flooring makes it a popular choice among families. It can withstand spills, stains, and scratches, which gives parents of young children and pets peace of mind, especially in rooms like the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry.
Vinyl planks come in a variety of styles, letting you customise the look and feel of your flooring to match your décor style. It’s also cost-effective and easy to clean and maintain.
Carpet tiles are a versatile and practical flooring option favoured by many families. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns, and individual tiles can be replaced in the event of stains or damage.
Carpet will bring a much-needed element of warmth and cosyness to your house in the cooler months. Even if you opt for hardwood, laminate, or vinyl flooring in the living spaces, wool carpet is often the flooring of choice for family bedrooms.
What flooring option stands out to you?
Choosing the right flooring for your new build or renovated home can impact the comfort, style, and value of your house. To make sure you make the right call, speak to the specialists at The Flooring Room in Tauranga, Palmerston North, or Nelson.