New extension? Choose one of these fantastic flooring options

 
5th February 2017
 
 

When you’ve decided to extend your home, there are a lot of difficult choices to make – but choosing the most suitable flooring shouldn’t be one of them.

Your choice of flooring will be hugely impacted by what you are planning to use the extension for. Kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms or living rooms can all facilitate different flooring styles and you’ll need to consider things like fixtures, fittings and furniture depending on your choice. With this in mind, here are some tips and advice for flooring that we believe looks great in any home:

Wood/Laminate Flooring

One of the most popular choices available, wood or laminate flooring is versatile enough to fit almost any room. You can choose from a wide range of materials including timber flooring, solid wood or multi-layered wood that can help to bring a natural yet warm feel to your home. If you decide this is the flooring for you, it’s almost always better to invest a little more money here to get a high quality product that is durable and long-lasting.

Underfloor Heating

Although not a style of flooring in its own right, the choice of installing underfloor heating in new extensions is growing in popularity in the UK. Not only does it provide a warm cosy feel underfoot, it provides excellent heat distribution across an entire room and can be fitted under almost any flooring material.

Tiles

There are a range of tiles available making them ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces that invite the outside in. They are practical and resistant to general wear, coming in a variety of natural forms like stone and terracotta. Tiles are perfect for defining a large open plan living space.

Polished Concrete

It’s likely that when you think of common flooring options, concrete isn’t a material that springs to mind. That said, polished concrete can add a contemporary feel to any home extension thanks to its range of colours and textures. It is incredibly resistant to wear and provides a brilliantly neutral backdrop for more striking colours.

Carpet

Probably the most commonly used of all flooring options, carpet has been considered a standard choice for decades. Although it did drop out of fashion towards the end of the twentieth century, the rising costs of fuel have brought carpet back as a frontrunner for homeowners across the UK thanks to its warm feel underfoot. If you do end up going with carpet, make sure you invest in a hard wearing material.


The Market Design & Build are one of the leading London based home conversion companies and have successfully completed over 700 projects to date, including roofs, loft conversions, refurbishments and new builds. With no deposit required and a 10 year guarantee on all work completed, contact us today to arrange a consultation.

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