Tips for Choosing a Flooring On a Budget
Whether you’ve just moved in or are looking to simply glam up your existing home, flooring is the obvious place to start. Decorating your home is not going to be cheap and it can be so time consuming trying to shop around and find the best deals, so sometimes we just need someone to tell us where to start looking! Flooring is likely to be one of the most expensive elements to doing up your interior and there’s always ways you can enjoy a luxurious floor without having to break the bank. With most of us looking for ways to economise, let’s have a look at some of the ways you can save the pennies in your flooring shopping…
Know exactly how much you need
It goes without saying that you’re going to need to measure your room before you make your order, but it is easy to fall into the trap of ordering too much and wasting your money, then you’ve got the problem of having to dispose of it! Of course, you can sometimes use your extra floor for something else or can be recycled, but laminate for example is likely to end up on landfill! So, from a financial and environmental point of view, don’t order more than you need! Often, you’ll have to pay an additional delivery charge if you order more as well. But also remember to order enough, nothing worse than when it comes and there’s not enough then you have to go through the faff or reordering and having your floor half done!
It’s not just about the price
Like anything, products that cost more tend to last longer and are better quality. Even if it means spending a little more on a higher quality laminate, your future self will thank you in a few years’ time when it doesn’t start to show wear!
Do it yourself
If you’re a DIY whiz, fitting your flooring yourself is an obvious way to save the pennies without having to hire a fitter. Opt for a flooring that has an easy installation method, so just check this before you buy so you’re not forced to hire a fitter.
Look at alternative options
So many of us love natural products, but shudder at it’s price tag. If you’re wanting to go for that natural look, then choices such as laminate and luxury vinyl tiles can offer it but at a fraction of the price!