Just because you have a busy household with young children or a family pet, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for function. In fact, this simple guide gives you the lowdown on the best hard wearing, durable flooring options that will keep up with your lifestyle – and look good doing it.
Our range of luxury vinyl flooring is perfect for high-traffic areas. When properly installed and maintained, it can last upwards of ten to twenty years.
Almost impervious to water penetration, vinyl can be used in all areas of your home, including the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Your family will also love that vinyl doesn’t get cold in winter and generally feels softer than timber or ceramic tiles.
Durable, eco-friendly and cost-effective, bamboo flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years. As it is harder than most timber floors, it withstands the rough and tumble of kids playing with toys better, and is great for allergy sufferers as it does not collect dust and dirt particles.
Laminate is another clever, budget-friendly alternative to timber flooring. Combining the look of wood with an added surface protective layer, it is fade, stain, dent and scratch resistant. Laminate also has a foam carpet underlay that ensures a softness that feels lovely under your feet. While laminate is a breeze to clean with a vacuum or slightly damp mop, it is not recommended for wet areas such as bathrooms or laundries.
Fibre type makes a big difference to the performance of carpet. So, if you’re looking for a pet or kid friendly option, skip wool and instead consider these fibre types:
- PET (polyester): Budget-friendly carpet that is made from 100% recycled material. Remarkable for its sustainability and inherent stain resistance.
- Nylon: Setting the standard for softness, beauty and long-lasting durability, nylon carpets are popular for today’s busy lifestyle whilst maintaining a luxurious appeal.
- Triexta: Unique in that it combines both exceptional durability with permanent built-in stain and soil protection – no other fibre can make this claim.