When it comes to interior design, the His & Hers team is all over the details. If you’d like someone to help you choose cushions, candles, artwork or bedlinen to update your home, we’re ready and willing. However, when it comes to making the bigger decisions, such as choosing new flooring, we’ve been known to get stuck at the brainstorming part of the process.
Yes, we know that sometimes making a big update to your home, such as replacing worn carpets or investing in a new bathroom or kitchen can make all the difference, but sometimes when contemplating a bigger purchase, the fear of making the wrong decision can leave us stuck at the stage of gathering lots of inspiration and then never taking action.
However, sometimes what seems like a big, expensive job, might surprise you. For example, if you want to update the flooring in your kitchen or utility room, vinyl flooring could be an affordable and practical option.
While some natural untreated tiles (such as limestone) can be prone to staining, vinyl flooring is easy to clean and resistant to staining. Luxury vinyl flooring can give the look of wood, marble or even poured concrete (to name just a few of the available finished) and is very hardwearing, making it ideal for areas of the house where you tend to spend a lot of time, such as the kitchen or bathroom.
The above image is from the Flooring365 website, where you can order free samples of your favourite flooring, helping you to narrow down your search. His & Hers would recommend placing your flooring sample against the wall in the room you’ll be using the flooring in. Alternatively, if you’re updating the paint shade or wallpaper, too, create a mood board so you can be sure that the colour of your flooring and your walls will complement each other.
When you’ve chosen the perfect product, measure up the space where you’ll be using it and check that your chosen flooring fits within your budget. If not, you may decide to save for a few months in order to get your first choice flooring without blowing the budget, or you might select a slightly less expensive luxury vinyl finish that still gives the look that you want.
Deciding how long you’d like to keep your flooring for may affect your decision. If you’d like to keep your design scheme for the long-term, you might choose to invest a little more and choose a classic finish. However, if, for example, you know you may replace your kitchen units in a few years, which could mean needing to re-fit new flooring, you might want to consider slightly less expensive flooring, and may also be tempted by a more on-trend style, as you won’t have to worry about whether you’ll still like it in 10 years.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Flooring365. The words are all our own, but the featured flooring is theirs.
For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our interiors page.