While a building a house or renovating it, the room we most focus on is the living room, because it is the room where a family spends most of their time together and entertain guests. We spend a lot of our time planning out the walls, furniture and decoration. But since poor quality floor tiling will eventually make even the most beautifully decorated room look less attractive, equal importance must be given to the flooring of the room. Here are a few tips on how to choose the appropriate tiled flooring for your living room.
Durability is a must
Always choose right tiles that are durable, even if you have to spend a little bit more than you anticipated because it is generally a one- time investment. The chances are that you’re going to change the colour of the paint on your walls but you’d not change your flooring unless it is absolutely necessary. Therefore, always make the durability of the tiling you choose your top priority.
Maintenance plays a major role
There is no point in wasting a truckload of money on costly tiled flooring if you are going to maintain it regularly. A lack of maintenance will reduce the flooring’s durability and appearance. A thorough washing of the olde English floor tiles at least twice a year along with regular cleaning is imperative, as it removes stains sustained by your floor and keeps it well maintained. You can always choose flooring that is made out of linoleum as they are resilient and easier to maintain.
The Colour must complement walls and accessories
Just like every other detail, the colour of the flooring matters a lot too. Lack of coordination of the colour of the room’s tiling with the colour of the walls and other aspects will cause the room to look unattractive. It is always recommended to try to contrast the colour of your floor and walls. For instance if your walls possess a darker shade, try and get a light coloured flooring and vise versa. Avoid using dark colours on your walls and the tiling together, as it will cause the room to look dull and way smaller than it actually is.
Slip Resistance is important
If you live in a household with kids or elderly people, try your best to avoid using slippery tiles as it would increase the chances of them falling and sustaining injuries while running or simply walking about in the case of the latter. As an alternative you could use smaller tiles with increased grout lines in order to provide more grip and reduce the chances of accidents caused because of the tiling used.