Finding the perfect flooring option for you

No matter what catches your eye when you walk in a room, the floor beneath your feet is a hugely important feature. From safety options to authentic wood, what you’re standing on can have a huge impact on your comfort and overall impression of the room.

Here’s our quick guide to choosing the perfect option.

The room

Before you start reviewing the different options, look at the room itself and consider how it will be used.

Is this a room that will experience a heavy footfall? Does it need to comply with safety regulations? Do you want it to feel warm and cosy? All of these will help you figure out what you’re after from your flooring, and make a decision easier when it comes to buying.

The overall scheme

If your flooring is part of an overall redesign in your room, consider the bigger picture in terms of colour scheme. Not many people plan the scheme around the floor itself, but if you plan everything in conjunction, you can ensure a flow of continuity around the room.
If it’s just the floor that’s being replaced, then it will need to fit into what is already there. Look at your existing fixtures – what colour or type of flooring will match this best? If you have wooden features, what kind of wood is it? Do you want the same wooden tone or something to contrast?

Review your options

Once you have made a few preliminary decisions to narrow down what you’re looking for, it’s time to start looking at the flooring options available.

Laminate flooring – This is a very durable option which is extremely easy to install. Laminate is a good choice if your room will be used frequently and you want to avoid any scuffs or scratches, but still have the elegant look of wood.

Luxury vinyl tiles – These are easy to clean and maintain, and are available in either a stone or wooden effect. This flooring is also very durable and will withstand a heavy footfall.

Solid wood flooring – Created using natural wood that is cut into boards, this adds character and warmth to any room. As it is relatively untreated, it can expand and contract with different moisture levels, but its authenticity also means that any wear and tear that occurs will not detract from its overall appearance.

Engineered wood flooring – Similar to solid wood flooring, this has a cosy and homely feel to it, but is less susceptible to seasonal changes due to its layered ply structure.

Herringbone finished 4Parquet flooring – Whilst other types of flooring are typically laid out in a more linear structure, parquet is the most common kind you will see arranged in a tessellated fashion.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for patterns on the tiles themselves, rather than a wooden grain, then parquet is the choice for you.

Safety flooring – A popular option in commercial designs, this option helps make your room as slip-resistant as possible. It is also extremely durable and hygienic.

For a detailed review of which type of flooring is best for you, has a buyer’s guide to explain all the different options and finishes.

Try a sample

Sometimes, visualising your choice of flooring in the room is the best way to judge if it’s the right choice. So, why not try a sample? allows you to order free samples of flooring to see how it looks within the room and whether it suits the décor and overall feel. This way, you can review your options without making a big purchase commitment.

Flooring is an essential part of any room, and it’s important to review all your options before you make that key decision. Think carefully about exactly what you require in your room, and this will help you find the perfect flooring for your needs.

© Copyright 2016 Wes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fitmywoodfloor

I am a Pergo trained professional installer of 20 years. I've been up close and personal with lots of floors and have the knobbly knees to show for it...Should you have any questions or comments please feel free to add them below. Thanks for taking the time to call by and I hope the information you've found has given you some insight!........................................................................................................................................................................“When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in the site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network,,,,,,, affiliate window network.” This statement is to comply with current internet regulations regarding transparency to consumers.

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