Our search for the perfectly designed living room continues in every renovation. We spend a lot of time in the living room, escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sometimes we just need to do it get up and watch television ourselves or with our loved ones. Whatever the reason, we need a pleasant and comfortable environment.
Living rooms are usually decorated at least every five years or so; maybe more. Any redecorating project isn’t going to stretch out onto a new floor because it’s too expensive for many people to replace it on a regular basis. However, there are times when old carpet looks a little worn and needs to be replaced.
Here are five of the many options available to you when thinking about installing a new floor covering.
Real hardwood floors that are timeless and classy can bring a quality feel to your room. Many different varieties of trees are used to create different shades and effects of natural wood. The boards are pre-stained or varnished and easy to install. If your natural wood floors are becoming scratched after years of vigorous use, they can be sanded with a floor sander that can be rented for a day. The floor can then be refinished to a high standard.
Modern laminate floors are poorer, though not necessarily less expensive, cousins than hardwood floors. There are amazing effects and shades available. Laminate is easy to install nowadays as the boards simply click together and only need to be cut for the end of each row. Luckily, the days of covering yourself in glue are gone. When installing laminate or real wood, always remove the skirting board and replace it with a new one over the floor covering. Not only does the work look more professional, you may also find that the flooring is then covered by building insurance. It’s always worth checking.
I’m a traditionalist and, while real wood and laminate have their advantages, will always go for carpet in my living room. Amazing range available from J.C. carpet, among other leading suppliers, is astounding. No floor covering is as relaxing, warm, and luxurious as a heavy rug.
Some might argue that carpet has no place in a contemporary room. However, look at the pictures and you will see there is a rug for every design. Go carpet!
Modern designs these days often include tiled floors. The cold problem can be solved by using underfloor heating. The use of large tiles looks amazing in these rooms and can be any color or design you choose. One color works best and fits into any future decorating scheme.
Regarding modern rooms, vinyl flooring can be your solution. People in modern apartments often try to achieve a commercial look. There are many types of vinyl flooring and, put in the hands of a master installer, stunning results can be achieved. Intricate designs can be embedded in the main cover, as seen in shops and offices.
With all of the options listed above, don’t forget the power of rugs. A good rug can complement any style or scheme and, since there are millions of options to choose from, there’s no doubt that great rugs out there are waiting for you. Rugs can be changed to go with the decor and add a touch of warmth.
So, armed with the latest knowledge, now you can start considering what floor is right for you (carpet). Choose wisely because it may have to last a long time.