Choosing the best and most cost effective flooring options for each room of your home

Flooring is an aspect of home design that you don’t want to scrimp on. Fundamentally, it needs to be a solid, durable and practical foundation to your build. Aesthetically you want something eye catching that will complement your interior design and pull a room together.

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Style Within states that the cost of flooring in a home renovation can be ‘considerable’, but there are cost effective ways to pick the right flooring for each room in your home without breaking the bank in the process. Here are just a few of the ways that you can choose the best type of flooring throughout your home.

Halls and corridors

In low traffic areas you can afford to be frugal. Laminate flooring is a cheap and cheerful option that can be installed relatively easily with basic DIY skills. Because halls and corridors tend to be fairly narrow and closed in spaces, you should opt for wide plank laminate as this gives a less cluttered effect and therefore creates the illusion of more space in confined areas such as these.


Laminate ( and hardwood can also transcend into bedrooms – you may want to consider this, particularly for children’s rooms, as it is such an easy-to-clean option that doesn’t harbour dust or allergens. However, many people favour the warmth and comfort of a carpet in a room designed for relaxing and sleeping in. Carpets come in a variety of thicknesses and styles and their price will be determined by such. If you are really on a budget then consider using a plush, feature rug underfoot, to create the same illusion on a budget.

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Bathrooms and kitchens

Bathrooms and kitchens can be tricky to cater for when it comes to flooring. These are usually high traffic areas that are prone to heat, humidity and liquid, so you need something strong and hardwearing that isn’t prone to distortion (laminate, for example, may swell when exposed to high volumes of liquid). Natural stone tile can be a very aesthetically pleasing choice that will stand the test of time – however this comes at a price. Porcelain tile is available in a number of designs and effects that can mimic materials such as stone and generally costs much less.

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