Choosing Your Flooring Options at Home

Choosing Your Flooring Options at Home

The beauty of buying a new build home is that when it comes to personalisation, you’re completely in charge. From work surfaces to tiling, the choice is entirely up to you.

Flooring may not be the most glamorous aspect of the home, but your decisions can have a big impact on your overall design! Having the freedom to tailor your options means that you can shape your home to meet your lifestyle needs – and your design taste too of course!

There are a whole host of possibilities available at Miller Homes, as offering our buyers a breadth of choice is really important to us. This guide to choosing your flooring options will help you to decide which is right for you.

Laminate Flooring

Since its emergence in British homes during the 1980s, laminate has remained an extremely popular choice of flooring, and it’s not hard to see why!

Its enduring popularity is understandable for several reasons, not least because of its affordability. Unlike real wood, laminate is much kinder to your budget, but crucially it doesn’t compromise on having a gorgeous aesthetic quality.

A nice look and feel is certainly something that laminate delivers on as designs can be incredibly realistic, making it a very attractive rustic flooring option and certainly one to wow your guests with.

We recommend laminate flooring If you’re seeking something versatile and easy to clean, that compliments traditional décor, yet is versatile to changing designs.

Vinyl Flooring

A flooring stalwart, vinyl continues to be one of the most popular flooring options for homes and tends to be a cheaper alternative to wood or tiles.

One of vinyl’s key selling points is that it has a durability that alternatives simply do not. Generally, if maintained correctly, you can expect to enjoy between a decade and 20 years of use before a replacement is needed, saving you money on long term flooring costs.

Not to mention, vinyl can be a handy accessory if you have little ones running round, as it’s hard-wearing, waterproof and a very easy surface to clean, meaning spillages or dropped food won’t cause you too many problems!

We recommend vinyl flooring for those who have children, want a cheaper option that doesn’t compromise on quality, and for those who are either undecided on their home style, or on the flip side of the coin, have a very clear vision in mind – as there are so many options you can choose from!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the more sophisticated version and, as the name suggests, it comes with a few more features than its standard equivalent!

While standard vinyl’s lifespan is impressive, luxury’s durability is even better. If you choose it for your new home, you can expect it to last you for between 25 and 30 years, meaning it is arguably more economical.

Its sturdiness is also complemented by the fact that it tends to be a warmer flooring solution, allowing you far greater comfort and less of an Arctic-like surface to walk on. Luxury vinyl can additionally boast being entirely waterproof, so it won’t fall foul of any surface-level water or underfloor moisture, making it easy to maintain (especially with kids and pets in the home)

And guess what else… its quieter to walk on! So if you have early-starts or late nights you won’t deprive the rest of the house of a good night’s kip!

We recommend luxury vinyl flooring for those with a little more budget to spend on personalisation for the home, who are looking for a premium feel in their home but one that also can be considered as warmer and more comfortable to walk on than tiling or laminate. This is a must for homes with children and furry friends. Due to its versatility, LVT can complement any number of home décor styles.

Tiled Flooring

Tiled flooring has enjoyed a resurgence over recent years and its renaissance is entirely understandable given their durability, eco-friendliness, and air quality contribution. Plus, tiling can be very resilient in the face of stains and wear and tear, so you don’t have to worry too much about upkeep.

We recommend tiled flooring for the modern, versatile homeowner and for those who have ‘style’ at the very top of their priority list. When it comes to your specific ideas, we have plenty of finishes available so you can bring your vision to life.

Carpet Flooring

Finally, carpet is a staple when it comes to most home personalisation, with many opting for this warm and comforting choice for their living rooms and bedrooms.

Carpet is no doubt a welcoming feature of any home, and it remains to be popular amongst many of our purchasers and belong. However, it’s well known that carpet is much harder to clean than vinyl or laminate, for example, so when choosing your flooring options at home – make sure you’re ready for the commitment of keeping the dirt at bay!

We recommend carpet for those who lead with comfort in mind, you can pick your preferred pile and colours at the personalisation stage of your customer journey. We think at least one room in every house needs the luxury and warmth that carpet affords!

Choices, Choices...

Still can’t make your mind up? That’s okay! Personalising your home isn’t a quick process, but it’s a very exciting one. We’re here to help at our sales centres, where you can get a good feel for your options in person. Or, if you simply can’t wait to book an appointment, you can start by using our online kitchen visualiser.