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How To Choose Flooring For Each Room In Your Home

Purchasing solid wood flooring means that each board is made from 100% solid wood. While solid wood may be more expensive, it certainly has plenty of advantages. There are plenty of versatile options when it comes to solid wood flooring, including variations in the style of the wood depending on how the wood is cut. The most popular style in the industry is flat-sawn which gives a triangular effect to the grain of the wood, but you may also find rift-sawn solid wood flooring in your search which gives a horizontal finish to the grain.

Choosing the right flooring for each room in your home can be a daunting task if you don’t know which kind of flooring suits each different environment. Your flooring will need to be able to handle everyday footfall, changing temperatures and of course the odd bit of mud or water. We’ve put together a quick guide to how to choose flooring for each room in your home, so all you should need to do is choose the right design to suit your interior design tastes!

Engineered Wood in the Kitchen

This type of flooring isn’t entirely waterproof, so unless you can guarantee you’ll be quick to mop up any spills we recommend you try a more water resistant flooring.


Laminate in the Kitchen or Bathroom

Make sure that you choose a 100% waterproof laminate such as Quickstep to protect your flooring from spills and splashes.


Carpet on Staircases

Only certain types of carpet are suitable for fitting on the stairs, so make sure that you choose Coir or Sisal.


Browse the Leader Floors site to see our full range of flooring options for your home.