Choosing the right flooring for your home isn’t always easy, especially when there are so many choices. Furthermore, if you have little to no design background or vast knowledge of the flooring materials and options available to you, you will be left in a dilemma. Some homeowners may even end up selecting something that is unsuitable for their lifestyle and home interior design.
Flooring is one of the most important aspects of your home because not only is it the surface that has physical contact with your body most of the time, but it is also the next largest and most prominent surface in your home after your walls, and it has the potential to drastically change the appearance of your home.
Planning to install new floors for your home? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid.
Overloading the same pattern
Patterns look great in any room, but too many of them can be overwhelming and uncomfortable for your eyes. Having the same pattern run through your home flooring without control can ruin the aesthetics of your interior. If you want patterned floors, pair them with clean, minimal home furnishings. However, if your home is already filled with ornately designed, vibrant, or pattern furnishings, avoid adding more patterns – opt for plain flooring to achieve balance.
Choosing an unsuitable flooring material
Did you know that the flooring you choose can have an impact on your quality of life? Choosing an unsuitable material will either make life more difficult for you or cause additional problems in the future. For example, choosing carpeted flooring when a member of your family suffers from bad allergies – this can aggravate respiratory problems and allergy symptoms.
You can install non-toxic vinyl flooring in your home to keep it hypoallergenic. This material is also suitable for HDB flooring because its soft underlayment absorbs sound and prevents loud footsteps from travelling to the unit downstairs. There are also many other types of flooring materials that cater to different needs; you may wish to speak with a flooring specialist to learn more.
Choosing too many different materials
While variety is appealing, having too many different flooring materials in one home will make it look odd and may be difficult to maintain. This is due to the fact that different materials have varying maintenance requirements. Try to stick to a single material, such as wood flooring, and install them in different shades for more visual interest.
Installing flooring yourself
Flooring specialists are trained and equipped with the necessary tools to install floors; do not attempt to install flooring yourself as you may damage the flooring or install it incorrectly, incurring additional repair, replacement, or installation costs.
Not choosing contrasting colours
Although it is not recommended to overuse patterns and colours, using one or two of them can add visual interest and make your home look more appealing. If you prefer a more minimalist look, stick to a single colour or pattern. However, if you want to create a unique flooring design, you can combine two different colours or patterns.
Designing your home floors can be a piece of cake if you have the right knowledge or the right people working with you.
Get your home flooring professionally installed by Floorrich, a leading flooring specialist with years of experience providing eco-friendly and non-toxic flooring solutions to families in Singapore. Contact us today for more information.