Home Renovation Brisbane Flooring

When you are considering home renovation Brisbane flooring for your house, there are a few different options.  Some have a preference for a fully tiled house, including bedrooms. Others prefer fully carpeted (excluding wet areas, naturally).  The third option includes wooden click-in floorboards, or even restoring a foundation wooden floor. For ease of comparison, we will have carpet in one category, and the wooden floors & other hard floor tile options in the second category.

A lot of consideration needs to be had when deciding on home renovation Brisbane flooring options. In the majority of cases, this is a lifelong home that you are going to stay in, which means living with the choice you make. Some factors include if you have children and/or animals that are more likely to make a mess on the ground, or you are an older person and prefer the softness of carpet rather than hard tiles. The reasons are many and varied. While every person is different, Expand Renovate have decided to help narrow down the benefits and drawbacks of each.

If you aren’t sure which one you would prefer for your lifestyle, we have made a shortlist that may help make that decision a bit easier.

Carpet Advantages

  • Absorbs noise, especially two-story dwellings
  • Traps dust and dirt which can be vacuumed out
  • Soft underfoot, particularly in winter
  • Wide range of colours and textures
  • Carpeting your whole house can work out cheaper per square metre compared to one or two rooms

Carpet Disadvantages

  • Can stain easily
  • Can be costly to clean, particularly if it is a whole house rather than just bedrooms
  • Higher and faster chance of wearing out in high traffic areas
  • If you have animals, their claws can pull the threads of carpet out

Tiles Advantages

  • Strong and durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Ideal in wet areas and high traffic areas
  • Wide range of colours and sizes
  • More beneficial to people with allergies

Tiles Disadvantages

  • Grout can become discoloured and hard to clean
  • Can chip or crack
  • Cold underfoot, particularly in winter
  • Can be slippery in wet conditions
  • A wooden floor can be scratched up by moving furniture or pets’ claws

While this list is by no means exhaustive, we hope it has given you an idea about which direction to go. In most cases, a mix of both can be the best compromise.