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5/02/2018

Saving Money On Flooring.

*This is a collabroative post.

Looking after your family can be a difficult task, and flooring may not top your list of priorities. However, many flooring options these days are affordable, attractive and easy to install, allowing you to spend more effort, time and money on the things that matter most to you. Luxury Flooring & Furnishings are here to outline the best flooring options to save you not only money, but time and effort when installing too. 

Engineered Wood Flooring 
Compared to solid wood, engineered wood flooring is more affordable, identical in appearance, and able to handle moisture, humidity and changes in temperature. This is due to its plywood layer construction, which is topped with a real wood layer. Wood flooring really adds value to your home, impresses guests and lasts a lifetime – with engineered flooring, it is likely you will never have to worry about your flooring again, so despite their expense in comparison to laminate or vinyl, they are worth it. There are also plenty of finishes, shades and wood species to choose from, and installation can be done alone in a day using the 'floating floor' or adhesive methods. 

Laminate and LVT 
These flooring types can be installed in the same way, but are a lot cheaper to initially purchase. As they replicate wood, stone or tiles effectively, they are great choices for those who want the look of the real thing but without the price tag, and prefer a smoother feel underfoot. That being said, many laminate and luxury vinyl tile options come with authentic rustic textures. Although laminate is cheaper, it has anti-static and scratch resistant properties, whereas LVT is more resistant to water – both have their strengths and therefore suitability to different rooms. Overall, these make great options for those who intend to move house at some point, or wish to greatly re-decorate in future. 

An Area Rug 
If you have a worn down floor but can't afford the above options, the most affordable is an area rug. Rugs can be laid the same way as a carpet and will cover small rooms. It is common and recommended to use the floor underneath as a border around the edges, meaning the rug needs to be only slightly smaller than the room itself. With this method, you can save hundreds and install it using rug tape alone! This is also recommended for less permanent or low traffic areas for additional warmth, comfort and money saving. 

It is clear to see how different floors are suitable for different budgets, life spans and rooms. Whichever you choose, rest assured that your home will look beautiful no matter what!
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