The floor type you choose in your home can have a massive impact on creating your own personal feel and style. We’ve partnered with Crosby Tiles and Trevor’s Carpets, two family owned businesses here in Perth who know the flooring game better than anyone. When you build with Move Homes, you get a free choice of tiles, luxury vinyl, or hybrid planks to all living area flooring. Plus you get carpet in the bedrooms! So what’s the advantages of each type?
Carpets: designed for comfort
Everybody knows what carpet is, but did you know how big the range is? We’re not just talking about colours and styles, but there’s diversity in fibres and the underlay thickness.
Carpets are the most popular choice for flooring in bedrooms because of how comfortable it is- kids can play on it for hours! But if you’re concerned about wear and tear in high traffic areas, Trevors Carpets have styles that are designed to last. Plus they’ve also got the soft, plush fibres that give your home extra warmth.
Advantages of Carpets:
- Soft on your feet
- Keep your rooms warmer in Winter
- Preferred option in bedrooms
Tiles: the proven performer
Is there a home that doesn’t have floor tiles? We don’t need to tell you how durable tiles are because you probably know that already. But one thing you may not be familiar with is how big the range of colours and styles is. In fact, the Crosby Tiles team travels abroad once a year to update their range so you get even more choice.
Another benefit of installing tiles in your living area is that you can match it with the tiles in your wet areas. That way, you get the same consistent look throughout your entire home.
Advantages of Tiles:
- Range of colours and sizes
- Easy to clean
- Can match the tiles in wet areas
Luxury Vinyl Planks: mixing style and substance
Don’t be put off by the term vinyl- this product has some serious style! Luxury vinyl planks come in a range of thicknesses to provide both durability and are strongly glued to the concrete slab. Compared to cheap vinyl options, luxury vinyl is waterproof and doesn’t warp or fade its colours.
Because the planks are flexible, they are becoming popular for renovations when the floor slab isn’t as flat as it should be. While new houses don’t have that problem, new home buyers are also opting for this flooring type given it’s easy maintenance. Plus, if one plank somehow gets destroyed, you can replace it without removing the surrounding planks.
Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Planks:
- Hard wearing
- Can replace one plank if needed
- Provides the wood look (without the price tag)
Hybrid Planks: the best of both
Hybrid planks are a mixture between vinyl and laminate, and gaining traction with home buyers. You get a range of colours that give a contemporary wood look finish so you’ll be able to find a style that suits you. Plus, the flooring’s core is made of limestone instead of PVC, meaning that it’s tougher than many vinyl options.
Unlike laminate planks that are notorious for popping out due to their frequent expansion/shrinkage, hybrid planks stay the same size because of their limestone core. Unlike luxury vinyl planks, the hybrid options are not flexible and click into place.
Advantages of Hybrid Planks:
- Easy to clean
- More stable to temperature variations
- Durable and long lasting
Vinyl Sheets: the affordable choice
Let’s be honest, vinyl sheets are probably everyone’s last flooring choice. But times and quality have changed. Instead of the hideous 1970s patterned tile look, we now have faux wood and stone options. Plus, better installation techniques mean that the sheet is unlikely to move out of place.
Vinyl sheets are a great option for Keystart clients. This is because Keystart will only grant a loan if your home has floor coverings, and vinyl sheets are the most affordable flooring option.
Advantages of Vinyl Sheets:
- Easy to clean
- Can be removed and replaced with other flooring types at a later date