Buying Flooring for Your First Home

By Carpetright, PRNE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PURFLEET, England, November 16, 2011 -

Buying your first home is exciting. It can also be scary, confusing and busy as you spend time agreeing mortgages, setting up bills and planning for the big move. However, when moving day comes, you’ll need to turn your attention to creating a home and an important part of that will be choosing the right flooring.

Whether you’re shopping by floor type, by room or simply by budget, there are hundreds of flooring options available and each will bring a different look, feel and atmosphere to your new home. Let’s look at the options available.

Carpet for Comfort

With so many different styles, designs and weaves available, it is not always easy buying a new carpet. However, knowing what style of carpet suits the rooms in your home and how you use these rooms will make the shopping process a lot easier.

The first part of a home anyone sees is the hall. First impressions count so you want to make a style statement but, as one of the busiest areas of the home, you also need to think about durability so twist pile carpets are perfect. The lounge and bedroom are all about comfort so looking at strong and luxurious carpets is advised. Loop pile carpets are durable but beautiful while Saxony or shag pile carpets are perfect for bedrooms. Adding indulgence, comfort and texture, they are sure to compliment any style or décor.

Laminate for Style

Laminate flooring is becoming increasingly popular in modern homes and it is easy to see why. The ability to create natural-looking flooring at a fraction of the price of hard wood flooring plus ease of maintenance, laminate really is versatile.

Laminate flooring such as oak laminate will bring natural style to any room. Adding it to a modern living room will really add a stylish touch whilst laying laminate in a hall, kitchen or dining room will give you both style and durability. These high traffic areas need a durable floor and good quality laminate flooring definitely provides that.

If you want to add a touch of warmth to your laminate, consider buying a rug or runner. The additional comfort will feel great underfoot, add something extra to the beautiful wood patterns and make a real style statement alongside other furnishing and furniture.

Vinyl for Practicality

Vinyl flooring is amongst the most practical flooring solutions available and that is why it is the perfect partner for kitchens, bathrooms and rooms needing additional durability. However, vinyl flooring is not just about practicality. With a range of natural stone, wood and stunning mosaic designs, it is also a beautiful flooring choice capable of making a style statement.

About Carpetright

As Europe’s leading floor retailer, Carpetright stocks a wide selection of flooring products including carpets, rugs, laminate flooring and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to carpet your whole room or simply want to use a rug to add a simple yet effective touch to your floor, why not visit or your local store today.

Did you know Carpetright also sell beds? View our collection of divan beds, mattresses and headboards online.

For further information please contact: Jessica Hayes, Jessica.Hayes at | +44(0)1708-802287 | ; Harris House, Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1TT

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