How to spruce up your floors

How to spruce up your floors

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Your home provides the perfect opportunity to express your own personal style and taste. Most of us will think long and hard about the colors and designs we have on our walls, but flooring is often overlooked. This can be a mistake, as choosing the right flooring can have a huge impact on the look, feel and cleanliness of your home.

Some types of flooring are better suited to certain areas of the home than others. A plush carpet could be ideal for a children’s bedroom, for example, as it tends to be both warmer and softer for little feet, elbows and knees. A kitchen, on the other hand, usually requires something harder, more durable and preferably water-resistant.

If you’re on a budget you can spruce up existing floor coverings without having to replace them completely. Floors naturally tend to take a lot more punishment than other parts of your home and some areas, including halls, living rooms and kitchens, will experience particularly heavy traffic. This can take its toll on your floors, whatever type of covering or finish they have.

Tired, stained or dirty carpets – not to mention existing rugs – can be given a new lease of life with a thorough professional cleaning by experts like Chem-Dry Ottawa. Areas that you see every day can become stained, faded or discolored almost without you noticing. If you’ve ever moved a piece of furniture and thought that the uncovered area looked like a different carpet compared to the rest of the room, you’ll know what we mean and you might be surprised at just what a difference a professional cleaning can make. A thorough cleaning can also have other benefits, such as removing potential allergens that tend to collect in carpets and soft furnishings.

Other surfaces can also be spruced up without breaking the bank. Wooden floors can be particularly good for a revamp. Simply polishing a hardwood floor can make a big difference, but you could go a step or two further by varnishing, staining or even painting stenciled designs onto your existing surface.

Rugs can be another great way to liven up any room. Large area rugs can completely transform a room, but smaller ‘scatter’ rugs can be just as effective. Rugs come in all shapes and sizes – from classic Persian or Oriental designs to funky modern ones, so you’ll always be able to find one to suit your individual tastes and the overall look of your house or a particular room. Rugs can also be practical as well as stylish, making floors warmer and more comfortable.

That combination of style and practicality can be something to aim for in all of your flooring options. Floors should always be safe and suitable for the rooms or areas they are located in, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look great. The floor is an essential part of any room and can really help you to create the look that’s right for you.

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