In an ideal world, we would all have plenty of time to keep our house looking perfect but, between working on our careers, spending time with family and friends, walking the dog, and getting those eight hours of sleep each night, most of us simply don’t have the time to keep things tidy. The trouble is, a clean home can make the world of difference; it can help to streamline a busy schedule, and keep our minds feeling positive about each busy day.
There are certain home renovations you can make which can massively ease the strains of having a hectic schedule. One such renovation is reflooring. Read more to explore what types of flooring are the best and worst for someone with a busy lifestyle.
Carpet is a popular choice because, in the short term, it’s relatively affordable by comparison to other flooring materials. However, for anybody with a busy lifestyle, it’s a massive inconvenience. Spillages are more likely to stain carpet than any other type of flooring and the clean-up is incredibly time-consuming. If you have children and pets, then these kinds of accidents are bound to happen — a lot. Moreover, carpet is more unhygienic than other materials, as dirt and bacteria are concealed within its fibres. Having sick children – or getting ill yourself – is the last thing you’ll want if you have a full schedule. As such, you should avoid carpet.
Tiled floors do look beautiful, but they’re not the best option for a busy person. Their smooth surface makes them slipperier than other flooring materials. If you’re rushing around in the morning, then an accident is more likely to occur. Plus, it’s much worse for a child to fall over and hit their head on tile than it is carpet. Though cleaning is easier with tile, this material is also more susceptible to being damaged if something heavy were to be dropped on it.
Waterproof laminate flooring is perfect for people with busy work and family lives. One of the main advantages is in the name – laminate is impervious to splashes and spills. While other materials are porous and will absorb spillages, these accidents can simply be wiped away from laminate, saving you loads of time and energy on cleaning. Furthermore, laminate can withstand heavy foot traffic (which is common in a busy household) a lot better than other materials such as carpet, because this is prone to wear and tear. All these factors mean waterproof laminate flooring is incredibly practical and looks nicer for longer. You can browse some of the available styles here: https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/waterproof.
Wooden floorboards are feasible for people with a busy lifestyle, but not quite as ideal as laminate. They’re easy to clean but require effort to maintain, as every so often they need recoating with polyurethane to ensure they don’t lose their lustre. You won’t necessarily have the time for this upkeep if your schedule is already full.
Having evaluated the different types of flooring, we feel laminate flooring is the best choice for people with a busy lifestyle. It’s easy to clean and maintain, making it perfect if you simply don’t have the time for extensive upkeep but still want your household to look nice.