The best flooring for busy homes | AD

This post is in collaboration with Flooring365
If you have a family home, frequent guests or pets then interior choices can be tough. You still want your home to look nice but you need things that can withstand a busy environment whether that be from children's sticky fingers or pets muddy paws. When it comes to flooring you need something that can easily be easily cleaned whilst still complimenting your home.


Wooden flooring

Many people opt for wooden flooring but with lots of different options even within that category it can get a little confusing over what would suit your home the best. Engineered wood flooring is a great option for busy homes as it's long lasting and moisture resistant (which is great for any spills!) and has the same design and finish as solid wood flooring. Whilst it maintains the beauty of solid wood flooring it's a fraction of the price which makes at much more budget friendly option as well. Engineered wood flooring is really easy to keep clean too as it can be swept, vacuumed and mopped and it'll still look great. It's the perfect choice for homes with pets where fur would be a problem and for homes with children or frequent guests as it's so easy to keep clean. If correctly cleaned it keeps its high quality look for many years despite wear and tear. There are lots of different colour options too so whatever style you're going for with your decor you'll find flooring to compliment it. 

It can be used in any room

With the exception of bathrooms, engineered wood flooring can be used in any room in your house including kitchens and conservatories. That's because it's very resilient to temperature changes so won't warp or swell meaning it can also be laid over underfloor heating. The layers created for engineered wood flooring mean that it can trap moisture better than regular wood flooring. Whilst it's not advisable to go throwing loads of water on it every day, spills and mopping won't affect it so if you have a few clumsy fingers in your house then it's the perfect choice. 

The details

So you know it looks good, you know it's budget friendly and easy to clean but how do you really know that it's made to last? Well let's talk about the nitty-gritty of the flooring: how is it made? Each board is 14mm (1.4cms) thick and is made up of several layers of plywood topped with a generous layer of veneer. Not only does the plywood guarantee that the flooring will be strong and durable, but the veneer will make it look good throughout the years. So much so that should the flooring become tarnished or superficially damaged, you are able to sand and refinish it up to 3 times. Rest assured though even in a busy household the flooring should last many years before needing to be sanded and refinished. Most engineered wood flooring also comes with a click lock system too which makes it super easy to install.

Overall I don't think you can go wrong with engineered wood flooring in a busy home as it really is the best option if you're looking for something that will still look good in years to come.

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