5 Things to consider when choosing flooring for your home

Whether you’re decorating a new home or renovating, choosing flooring requires some careful thought. Here, our flooring manager Neil Hubbard shares five key things to think about to ensure you buy a floor that is right for you and your family.




1. Footfall

A good place to start is to consider the footfall of each room. For example, hallways and stairs will need a covering suitable for high traffic compared to bedrooms. At Aldiss we offer a range of extra heavyweight carpets, such as our Primo Grande range, which is a stain-resistant, bleach-cleanable twist pile carpet made from 100 per cent polypropylene.
Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) also work well in kitchens and bathrooms as they have a protective layer for added durability, making it an appealing choice for families and households with pets. You can also keep areas with high footfall covered with rugs to reduce maintenance.

2. Moisture

For bathrooms, you’ll need flooring that can endure a high-moisture environment. Kitchens are also areas where spills and stains occur frequently, so it’s important to choose a material that has a waterproof surface and is easy to clean. Our best-selling Amtico and Moduleo hard flooring is water, spill and splash resistant, as well as being suitable for underfloor heating. It also requires much less upkeep compared to ceramic or porcelain tiles or solid wood. For hallways, I recommend adding a ‘Hug Rug’ as a doormat to help absorb moisture and dirt from shoes before entering the home.

3. Style

The flooring you choose will also depend on your personal taste and existing home décor. LVT is probably our most on-trend flooring right now as it offers a low maintenance alternative to solid wood and stone and complements both traditional and modern interiors.
With LVT tiles you can also create fashionable design floors in bathrooms and hallways by choosing from different laying patterns and experimenting with various colours to create a unique finish.
Wool loop carpets made from 100 per cent natural fibres are also a popular choice and offer a stylish, modern look. Patterned Axminster-style carpets look great in period properties, such as Norfolk cottages, whereas synthetic deep pile carpets are better suited to more contemporary interiors.

4. Budget

At Aldiss, we stock a wide range of flooring options to suit all budgets. Vinyl is ideal for those who don’t want to spend a lot but still want an attractive floor covering that can be self-installed. As the
name suggests, LVT is a more high-end version of vinyl that comes in planks or tiles instead of a single sheet, offering a more luxurious finish, though it can be more expensive to install.
When it comes to carpets, synthetic materials like polypropylene tend to be a more affordable option compared to natural fibre.

5. Installation

We have a team of flooring experts who can visit your home to take measurements and give you a full quotation. We also offer a full fitting service which is free for customers who spend over £500 on carpets when you buy Treadmore or Kensington underlay.
Call the Aldiss flooring team now on 01328 862381 (Fakenham) or 01603 272100 (Norwich) or visit us in store. You can also browse our full flooring collection online.

19th November 2021

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