The amount of activity in a room is a key factor when choosing flooring for your home. Is it the main entrance to your living areas or bedrooms, connecting it to the rest of your home? Are family members and friends likely to use it as a place to gather, such as the lounge or kitchen?
The right flooring is needed for these spaces to withstand the extra wear and tear. We will be discussing the pros and cons of different flooring options, as well as which flooring is best for high traffic.
Carpet adds warmth and comfort to your home and is also more affordable. Carpet is more susceptible to wear over time, with the fibers becoming brittle or losing their shape.
FINDING THE BEST CARPET FOR HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS
There are carpets that can be used in high traffic areas, but not all carpets. For hallways and stairs, nylon carpet is an excellent choice.
These carpets are more durable than loop pile and less likely to become crushed underfoot. However, pets may get caught in their claws if they have pets. Another popular option is tip sheared pile. It provides a smooth, level finish and conceals footprints.
Timber is a great choice for durable flooring in high-traffic areas. If installed properly, hardwood floors can last decades.
Timber flooring is dense and can withstand a lot of wear, but still retains its stylish, classic look. Timber floors require regular maintenance to ensure they look their best. To maintain its durability and resistance to moisture, buff the flooring in high-traffic areas to restore its shine.
Carpet Call’s expert team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the wear layer of our timber products. This will help you choose the right option for your home.
Laminate flooring is durable and long-lasting. It’s more affordable than wood flooring. Laminate flooring is made up of layers of laminated wood that are treated with resin to resist moisture. Laminate flooring offers a wide range of options when it comes to appearance. Laminate flooring can be covered with a high-resolution photographic print. This allows it to be customized to fit a wide range of colour schemes and also gives the appearance of wood or stone.
A clear, durable, wear layer is placed over the laminate flooring’s printed surface. This gives it its water-resistance properties. Laminate flooring with a thicker wear layer such as 12-15 millimetres is recommended for high traffic areas.
Vinyl is a great option for flooring that can withstand heavy foot traffic. Vinyl flooring is easy to install and has a soft underfoot, which can be a bonus when it’s used in crowded areas of the house.
Vinyl is available in many different shades and effects. These include classic tile to rustic wood, as well as classic tile. This makes vinyl perfect for any room, including the kitchen. Vinyl requires minimal moisture and mopping. You can dust and vacuum or use vinyl-specific cleaning agents as recommended. It’s a good idea to use colourfast, walk-off mats to reduce dusting and vacuuming. This will allow the majority of dirt and grit from outside to be picked up by them, rather than being spread on your floor. To minimize scratches, make sure pets have their nails trimmed.