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How to choose the right flooring for your home

One of the biggest surface areas to consider with any renovation project is the floor. Here's how to choose the materials you desire most for your home.

The first step to getting a good measure on how much a flooring overhaul will cost is by measuring up your surface area correctly.

Knowing how many square metres you have to work with can make all the difference if you plan on sticking to a strict budget - not to mention your price estimate being a lot more accurate!

There's a wide variety of flooring choices on the market today to suit all budgets and styles. 

Wood is still very much on trend, and there are great alternatives to solid wood floors, such as using engineered or vinyl planks to achieve the same look.

When shopping for flooring, be sure to compare samples at different times of the day for natural light changes.

A paler flooring choice can still bring a sense of warmth to an area while giving the illusion of space, whereas a darker flooring can give a dramatic effect. 

When it comes to wet areas, tiles are certainly the answer. When choosing these for your wall or floor, make sure they tone well with the other surfaces. Again, comparing samples in the daylight and under the bathroom lights will give you the best indication of colour. Good luck!

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