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How to Choose the Right Bedroom Flooring

10th Jan 2019

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The bedroom should be a place of serenity, where one can relax and enjoy the late evenings before finally retiring to bed, and choosing a suitable flooring material can be a daunting task, what with so many options. Warm and inviting are two adjectives that spring to mind when thinking bedroom flooring, and with durability and aesthetic appeal, timber offers all of this and more.

Engineered Flooring

If you love the look and feel of a solid timber floor, you should take a look at engineered flooring, which comes in a wide range of timber grain finishes. The outer veneer is real timber, while the core is made from bamboo dust and a special resin, giving it added strength, and the material is waterproof and will not bend or warp. In fact, you could immerse engineered flooring in water and it would not swell, such are the properties of this amazing composite. If you would like to see some fine examples, Market Timbers showcases engineered flooring Melbourne homeowners would love, and with more than 50 designs, there is bound to be something just right. 

Carpet

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While carpet is a popular choice for many, it is always a struggle to keep it clean, yet carpet does give you an added feeling of softness and warmth that no other floor covering can match. Many people have an engineered timber floor with a few well-placed rugs, which gives you the best of both worlds. Fitted carpet in a bedroom does make for an attractive floor covering, and with a choice of piles, colours and designs, you are only limited by your imagination. 

Cork Flooring

There’s no better place to have a cork floor than the bedroom, with a luxurious feel of softness underfoot, cork flooring is also a good insulator, helping to keep the floor warm in the winter. Cork is very environmentally friendly, as it is harvested from the trees every 9 years and is therefore a sustainable resource. Cork flooring typically comes in 3 designs, which are light, medium and dark, and as the cork is in tile form, it is very easy to install.

Solid Timber

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The ultimate in flooring, solid hardwood flooring will definitely stand the test of time, and providing your budget stretches that far, hardwood flooring is something that will add character to the room, and it will last for many years. There are a few flooring companies that offer recycled timber flooring, which is old flooring that has been narrowed down slightly to give a brand new finish. If you are an eco-friendly person, then recycled timber is always preferable, and, of course, it is cheaper too. 

Think About the Future

If you see yourself moving in the next few years, then perhaps solid timber flooring is not the best option, due to the high cost. Engineered flooring looks and feels like solid timber, yet is much more affordable, and with so many designs, there is something to suit every taste.

Whatever you decide, make sure you ask several local flooring companies to quote for the project, and with a long product warranty, you can expect to enjoy many years of comfort from your new bedroom flooring.

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