Alternative Flooring Options to Consider When Renovating


There are many issues to contemplate when choosing the precise flooring for your own home. Permit us to simplify your choices…


Once we consider our flooring choices, it’s often some mixture of timber floorboards, carpet and tiles. Nonetheless, flooring know-how has developed to create quite a lot of choices which will look acquainted, however have been improved to be extra hard-wearing, resilient, versatile and cheaper.

To keep away from boggling your mind with choices, we’ve narrowed in on a number of the most up-to-date and adaptable flooring choices on your subsequent renovation.

Hybrid planks

Hybrid flooring is a reasonably new product that entered the market round 2017.

It’s a kind of floating floorboard comprised of a number of supplies compacted collectively, explains Carpet Courtroom’s National Merchandise Supervisor for Carpet and Arduous Flooring, Brett Talbot.

Hybrid is made up of a inflexible core board, which gives water and moisture resistant properties as soon as it’s put in in your house,” Brett says.

“It’s designed to take the most effective options of laminate, by way of scratch resistance, vinyl, by way of water resistance, and timber, by way of seems.”

Hybrid flooring are a wonderful various to hardwood timber.

For these causes, it’s an incredible, sturdy product particularly when you’ve got pets or younger youngsters.

One other advantage of hybrid flooring is that it’s pretty straightforward to put in. As a floating floorboard, it may be laid on most current flat, onerous surfaces.

I’d nonetheless advocate having an expert installer come and do it, however most jobs are carried out in a day or two,” Brett provides.

Lastly, due to a skinny inbuilt underlay, hybrid flooring can help with noise insulation.

Hybrid tiles

Tile flooring can look gorgeous, however they are often costly and troublesome to put in. However do you know there’s a ’tile’ that’s simpler to put and simply as – if no more – beautiful?

Carpet Courtroom has a Hybrid Tile vary referred to as Components that resemble stone, terrazzo, marble and concrete seems.

“This could possibly be an excellent various for a buyer that wishes tiles,” says Brett. “Putting in tiles will be fairly the method as it may be messy and costly. We’re making an attempt to get rid of the price and time issue.”

Hybrid tiles are cheaper and simpler to put in in comparison with regular tiles.

There are additionally advantages concerning slip-resistance and noise discount when put next with some common tiles.

Moreover, in an space just like the kitchen – the place you’re in your toes quite a bit – this hybrid product will be extra versatile and simpler beneath foot than extra inflexible, common tiles.

Hybrid tiles are a floating flooring and laid much like floating floorboards with a ‘click on and lock’ system. Additionally they have an inbuilt underlay for added ease.


Laminate is extra reasonably priced than hybrid and provides one other various to timber. Because of the low price and maintenance necessities, it may be a typical possibility for funding properties.

“Laminate is an entry-level, cheaper flooring possibility,” Brett says. “It’s very onerous sporting and likewise seems fairly recent.”

A great laminate is scratch resistant and really straightforward to scrub. Additionally a floating flooring, it’s straightforward and cheap to put in.

It is available in a variation of colors, shapes and types, together with a chevron type, the place the boards are laid in a V-shaped, parquet formation.


In fact you recognize carpet is an possibility. However are you conscious of the newest carpet know-how and the way to decide on the precise carpet on your wants?

The kind of carpet you select will most definitely come right down to your funds and way of life.

As an example, how a lot put on and tear is your carpet more likely to endure? Are you utilizing this carpet in the lounge of an funding property or in your personal bed room?

Prices do differ with the least costly possibility usually being an artificial materials. In the meantime, wool is top quality. 

When you have pets, take into account a product like Carpet Courtroom’s UltraPET carpets, that are straightforward to scrub ought to a canine or cat have an ‘accident’ indoors.

Now you can purchase carpet that’s fashionable and pet pleasant with Carpet Courtroom’s UltraPET vary.

Brett notes that carpet might doubtlessly find yourself being the least costly possibility as it’s the least expensive to put in.

Apparently, carpet is having a little bit of a renaissance within the house.

“Round three or 4 years in the past, there was an actual development [to decorate] properties solely in a tough flooring, hybrid or laminate,” Brett shared.

“Nonetheless, we’re seeing a little bit of a resurgence of carpet, significantly in bedrooms [as well as in] theatre rooms.

“Individuals are at house much more and aren’t going out [as frequently to] locations like cinemas. The theatre room is again and carpet tends to be the go in there.”

There you have got it – get your theatre room prepared for a luxurious new flooring!

All pictures provided by Carpet Courtroom.


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