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Floors for Your Living Room

9 mins | Living Room | May 12, 2022

The Living Room is a place for all the family to feel relaxed. Selecting a floor that brings everyone together and guarantees relaxation and comfort is absolutely crucial. Whether it is a cool light-wooden laminate floor, a luxury wool carpet, or an ornate LVT floor, we can provide it at Affordable Flooring Solutions.

Picking the correct floor comes down to personal preference and requirements. So, our experts at Affordable Flooring Solutions have compiled a guide on how to get the most out of your floors. From luxury wool carpets, to ornate LVT tiles, we have it all! Find out more below or contact us today on 01892 249066 or

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Carpets in Living Rooms

The benefits of carpets go without saying. They are comfortable, warm and can be utilised in a variety of ways to create a welcoming environment.

When considering durability, a carpet is still a strong choice. Whilst it can be susceptible to wear and tear, if taken care of, carpets can look beautiful for years.

Carpets do require maintenance, however if done regularly, it does not demand endless care. Regular vacuuming can ensure that dirt is removed and does not lead to your floor smelling and looking stained. When considering maintenance, different carpets require different levels of care. For example, wool carpets may be somewhat less durable as synthetic carpets, but they can be easier to clean.

Things to Consider

The size of the room is also important to consider when purchasing a carpet. If your room is on the smaller side, you may want to choose a less bulky option. Conversely, if you have a large living room, you may want something luxurious and comfortable. Choosing the right type of carpet is important as it can determine the atmosphere in the living room. For example, a shaggy carpet can create a more relaxed and informal feel, whilst a striped carpet can give a more sophisticated and polished look. So, take into account what kind of atmosphere you want to create before making your purchase.

Another factor to consider is the amount of foot traffic. If you have a lot of people coming in and out of your living room, you will want to choose a carpet that is durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. If you are not expecting a lot of traffic, you might get away with a less durable option.

The sunlight is also an important factor to consider when purchasing a carpet for your living room. If you have a lot of windows in your living room, you will want to choose a carpet that is resistant to fading. Alternatively, if you do not want the sun to fade your carpet, you can purchase a rug that can be easily moved out of the way when the sun is shining. Of course, you must ensure this rug compliments your carpet and the rest of your furniture.

Styling Carpets in Living Rooms

Softness of the key is important when introducing carpet into your living room. A plush carpet (thick and short pile) is inviting and luxurious, making it perfect for living rooms.

Carpets can also be used to zone a living room space. For example, if you have an open-plan living room/diner, you could use a carpet to define the dining area from the lounge area. This will help to create a more defined and intimate space within the larger room. Cleverly utilising carpets to zone a room can make a living room feel larger and cooler, or cosy and warmer in a variety of ways.

Carpet is also a great way to introduce colour into your space without being overwhelming. A pop of colour can brighten up any room. Adding a coloured couch or rug is an easy way to do this. Just be careful not to go too crazy with colour – you don’t want your living room to feel like a circus! If you want to use patterned or textured carpets, make sure they are in colours that compliment your room’s palette. When using a pattern, remember that less is more- too much pattern will make your room feel cluttered. Remember, you want to ensure the carpet brings the feeling you want. Therefore, be careful not to make too much of a statement with you are striving for a calmer vibe.

Luxury Wool Carpet

If you are looking for a luxurious option for your living room, luxury wool carpet is the perfect choice. Not only will luxury wool carpet add a touch of sophistication to your home, but it will also last for many years with the proper care. Luxury wool carpets are not only beautiful but also hardwearing and resistant to dirt and stains. Luxury wool carpets are also very easy to clean, making them ideal for busy families. Alternatively, if you want a more affordable option that remains soft and comfortable, polyester or nylon carpets are also good choices. Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is stain resistant and easy to clean. This makes it a great choice for families with small children or pets. Nylon is another synthetic fibre that is durable and easy to clean, perfect for high traffic areas.

We have a wide variety of carpets available. From plush velvet to luxury wool carpets, we are certain that you will find the right carpet for you. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require our assistance or advice.

Laminate Floors in Living Rooms

A Laminate floor can be perfect in are particularly great for families leading busy lives. It is easy to keep clean and maintain and very durable. It can also give your room a more open and spacious feel. If you have kids or pets, a laminate floor can be a great option because it is so easy to keep clean. Furthermore, it is soft underfoot and its compatibility with underfloor heating makes it a great option over real hard-wood flooring.

Whilst some people may turn their noses up at the thought of laminate in the living room, we certainly don’t. Due to the advances in technology, laminate floors can be a stylish and durable option in any household, and we absolutely love it.

Styling Laminate Floors in Living Rooms

Ultimately, whether laminate floor is for you, will come down to personal preference. That being said, it has been particularly popular in recent years as its style and durability make it a great option for many households.

Laminate’s greatest strength is its ability to mimic hard-wood floors. If you’re looking for the classic hardwood look without the price tag, laminate might be your best bet. Many brands now produce laminate that looks incredibly realistic, with some even featuring hand-scraped textures and bevelled edges. Laminate floors are also much more durable than hardwoods. They’re resistant to scratches, scuffs, and moisture, making them a great choice for high-traffic areas or homes with pets. Laminate is also a low-maintenance flooring option; it’s easy to clean and doesn’t require special cleaners or treatments

To create a light, airy feel in your living room, consider a white or light-coloured laminate. For a more modern look, go for a dark laminate with an embossed or hand-scraped texture. To add warmth to your space, choose a laminate in a wood tone – Red oak, hickory, and walnut are all popular choice.

Another factor to consider is the size and design of the laminate planks. Planks that are wider than 6 inches can make a small room feel larger, while narrower planks can create a more traditional look . You can also choose from a variety of plank designs, including those with bevelled edges or distressed finishes to create a rustic chic.

Laminate’s flexibility in regards to design is limitless, so do not be afraid to use it as part of your project to revolutionise your living room!

Vinyl and LVT Flooring for Living Rooms

Vinyl and LVT are two of the most popular flooring choices for living rooms. They offer a wide range of benefits that make them ideal for this space in your home.

Vinyl flooring is durable and easy to maintain, making it a great choice for families with small children or pets. It is also available in a variety of colours and styles, so you can easily find a look that fits your home décor.

LVT flooring is a newer option that offers the same durability and easy maintenance as vinyl, but with a more luxurious look and feel. It is available in wood-look or stone-look styles, so you can choose the perfect look for your home.

Much like laminate, vinyl and LVT are soft underfoot and can still provide comfort and warmth associated with luxury wool carpet. However, it is far more versatile.

Styling Vinyl and LVT Floors in Living Rooms

With a variety of colours and styles available, it’s easy to find a look that fits your personal taste. Vinyl, like laminate, is excellent at mimicking real hard-wood or slate floors. Use vinyl to create a rustic look by opting for a distressed design. Alternatively, use vinyl flooring to add a bit of fun and flair to your living room with a patterned design

If you’re looking for something a little different, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) is a great option. LVT is similar to standard vinyl, but it comes in larger tiles or planks. This gives it a more sophisticated look and feel. It’s also very durable and easy to clean, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Many people love to use LVT to revolutionise vintage styles. Go for a classic look with black and white checkerboard tiles. This timeless pattern can be used to create an elegant or vintage look, depending on the rest of your décor. Alternatively, use LVT to create a bold decor by mixing and matching different colours or patterns. LVT comes in a multitude of colours and designs, so do not be afraid to really express yourself here.

To find out more about our Vinyl and LVT designs, contact us and revolutionise your living room today.

Why AFS?

Whether you want luxury wool carpet, wood-effect laminate, or a pop of colour with LVT, then contact our experts today. At Affordable Flooring Solutions we are highly experienced at selling and installing wool carpet, vinyl, laminate and LVT. We are also on hand to provide advice on what flooring type is best for you depending on your situation and preferences.

To talk to our team, or schedule a fitting, contact us today on 01892 249066 or

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