How to choose the right flooring

Choosing the right type of flooring can be a daunting task. With all the different types available there is a lot to consider to be able to make the right decision. The most common factors that people take into account when deciding includes the style of the room, its function, the flow of traffic and maintenance.

Style is a very personal choice so this will depend mostly on individual tastes. There are floorings available for almost any style that you could want. When it comes to the room’s function, it would be wise to make an informed decision. There are certain types of flooring that are suitable for specific areas especially if it is a high moisture space like a basement or a bathroom. Durability of the material should be decided based on the the flow of traffic. This is especially important if there are kids or pets. Lastly, a lot of people consider the maintenance requirement of a type of flooring because some require more upkeep than others. Here we list some information on each type of flooring to help you with decision making.


Hardwood is a traditional favourite for flooring. When it comes to style and durability, this type of flooring will stand the test of time. It also ages beautifully when properly cared for. It provides a warm and natural feel that can be hard to achieve in other types of flooring. There are various kinds of hardwood to choose from but oak continues to be the most popular choice. There are also options on the thickness of the board, colour, texture and the style of the hardwood such as plank, parquet and prefinished boards. This type of flooring is suitable for living rooms, kitchens and hallways.


This type of flooring might be the most popular. Compared to hardwood, it is more versatile, easier to install and comes at a much lower cost. This type of flooring is composed of various wood-based material laminated together which is then covered with a photographic imprint that can imitate wood grain or natural stone and ceramics. Laminate flooring can withstand stains and spills and can even come with a moisture barrier underneath making it suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and even laundry rooms.


Vinyl flooring can be used throughout your home but it is especially popular for rooms that are susceptible to moisture problems such as bathrooms and basements. It is highly water resistant and requires very little maintenance so it can also be used in high traffic areas. This type of flooring comes in a wide range of colours and textures and may be purchased in rolls or separate tiles making it easier to install.


Carpet flooring is popular for bedrooms or lounges because it provides a luxurious feel and adds comfort to the room. It is the perfect choice for rooms where kids sit and play on the floor. In addition to its durability and versatility, a carpet flooring can also provide sound insulation and additional comfort underfoot. It is, however, harder to maintain and requires some effort to keep clean and stain-free. This type of flooring comes in almost unlimited colours and choices in design.

If you are looking to have any of these types of flooring installed in your home, Nailsea Flooring specialises in fitting a wide range of floorings for commercial and domestic use. 20 years of experience has ensured that our workmanship is of the highest quality, with customer satisfaction in mind every step of the way. Have a look at our website for further product information, and to begin your no hassle, no obligation, free quote. If you have any questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be happy to help. You may call us on 07970 105791 or send us a message at

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