When people think about what flooring to get in their homes, they tend to just focus on individual rooms in the house, and quite often, stairs are forgotten about, or not considered as much as they should be. Having the right flooring for your stairs is just as important as anywhere else in the house. Although there isn’t as much interior design features and furniture around your stairs to think about matching the flooring with, there’s still lots to consider. Your stairs are in fact a very important part of the house, as they are used frequently each and every day, meaning you want flooring that will not only look good but also last as a strong, high quality material. Furthermore, if the rest of your house has been updated with fancy, nice quality flooring, you want your stairs to match this and keep it consistent throughout the house.
So, we thought we would tell you about our top three favourite styles of flooring for stairs…
Carpet is the most common style of flooring used on stairs. It is comfortable underfoot for all of the walking up and down you will do, and it creates a nice homely feel. Carpet also comes in a huge range of colours so that you can find the perfect match for your home, whether that is something quite subtle to blend nicely between the different parts of your house, or something more bold.
Furthermore, a lot of people opt for carpet on their stairs due to it being the sensible option. It is great for grip, therefore making it a safer style of flooring to go on your stairs and prevent you from slipping or falling.
Although carpets of course require quite a lot of regular cleaning and maintenance, it is worth it for the practical value it provides. It is certainly one style of flooring we would highly recommend for stairs, as it is safer and also easy to install and has plenty of variety so that you can find something tailormade for your house.
After carpet, hardwood is probably the next most popular style of flooring for stairs. It is such a reliable material as it is so durable, strong and long lasting. Furthermore, hardwood rarely encounters damage, with fantastic resistance to dents and scratches. However, because it is such a strong and resistant material, it can be a little pricey, but we believe it is the perfect investment for any household.
Hardwood flooring is also popular as it is easy to keep consistent and match with the flooring in your hallway. In terms of design, it is a very classy looking material and one that will certainly enhance the overall design of your home. It is a timeless material and will look great in your house for a very long time as well as compliment all sorts of different interior design changes you may make. Hardwood is very neutral in its appearance, and so it will never look outdated.
Laminate flooring is ideal for your stairs if you want to maintain more high quality throughout your house. Laminate flooring looks quite luxurious and certainly impressive, however despite the look it gives off, it isn’t actually too expensive to install. In fact, it is affordable and a great investment, as it provides a great appearance and it is a very versatile material.
Another good thing about having laminate flooring on your stairs is that it is very easy to maintain and doesn’t require too much intense cleaning. As a material it is very durable, and it has a solid, strong surface. However, laminate flooring can be a little more tricky to have fitted on your stairs than other materials.
If you would like any more information or advice, or are interested in getting some new flooring for your stairs, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.