So you’ve decided to go for a new floor.
But when it comes to choosing wood flooring what do you go for. Do you choose real wood, laminate or vinyl? At First Floors, we have found that dark woods and distressed boards are very popular at the moment. When it comes to choosing the correct tone or colour for your home, it is very important to make the right decision. A recent customer of ours made a very interesting comment regarding choosing the correct colour or wood for your home. They had just moved into a new house and were choosing their flooring option. Here at First Floors, we have a massive choice of flooring options. The customers explained to me that in their last house, they bought a floor that they just loved the colour of, but did not suit the style of the house. This proved to be a very expensive mistake! We thought that this was quite an interesting comment as sometimes you have to look at the room you’re putting the floor into and think what would best suit the surroundings. Many times our customers love a floor and want to sign up, but we tell them to take a sample home overnight only to find that they choose a different floor upon seeing it in their surroundings. If you watch Grand designs (which we love) you always find that if someone is trying achieve the minimalist look, then it really is one of the most complicated looks to get right. You would think that something being quite plain and simple would be easy, but the whole building and fittings etc. have to match. You obviously buy a home because you love the style and the look and the feel. We think it is a good piece of advice to make sure that you floor you choose compliments your surroundings. It is taking into consideration the rooms needs as well. Obviously if you’re in the position of working with an architect and designer then the world is your Oyster, but if like most of us you are on a budget and want what is going to match then keep in mind that it’s not just about the floor it’s about the overall effect and look you are creating. Ultimately it is down to personal taste and some compromise if you are choosing a new floor with the input of your family. We think that is why oak has been such a best seller for so many years, as the neutral tones and colour will just go with just about everything and for those choosing wood flooring it really is a safe bet and it never looks out of place. We find that a new wood floor will not only enhances your house, but will also add value to your property. Many top estate agents will tell you that the installation of a real wood or engineered floor can add value to your property. Not only is it an investment, but you get to enjoy a beautiful floor for years to come – especially if you go for a real wood. For more information and some interiors advice as well as details about our new floors and special offers, contact First Floors