The best flooring for your family

Choosing the perfect flooring can be a challenge; after all, there are so many different types and styles to decide on! And some will be better suited to your home than others.

The first thing to do is ask yourself some questions about your home, your family, and your flooring needs. Consider:

  • Do you have children?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you prefer to vacuum or sweep/mop?
  • Do you prefer hard and cool, or soft and warm?
  • What matters most to you — comfort, elegance, durability, etc?
  • Are your rooms large, small, well-lit, part of a high foot traffic area, etc?

The answers to these questions will help to narrow down the best flooring options for you.

Carpet is a popular choice for bedrooms and living rooms, where people are seeking some extra warmth and comfort underfoot. Choose from a massive range of colours across our ranges of wool, synthetic blends, and superior weighted carpets.

If you have a young family or pets, opt for darker shades in a compact, short-cut pile carpet, which will make cleaning and maintenance easier. Styles like the Eversoft Range can be a great option, as they are made with incredibly soft fibres that are resistant to food and drink stains.

If your family is older and you’re looking for something even more luxurious, you might prefer to explore our Wool and Luxury ranges. They come in a range of styles and colours, making it easy to complement your home’s interior design. The rich colours are built into the fibres to resist fading, and the Luxury carpets offer a lifetime pet guarantee (in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines).

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Timber flooring has had unwavering appeal in households for many years. Many people love the idea of natural wood floors, which provide a wide spectrum of colour choices, interesting textures, and the potential for unique patterns (including traditional horizontal lines, room-lengthening diagonals, classic herringbone, and much more).

Timber floors can make homes seem spacious and elegant, but are one of the more expensive flooring options. However, they come with the benefit of being able to be sanded back and stained; that means you could revive your flooring years down the line, when the kids have grown up and flown the coop.

Timbers are FSC certified, meaning that the Forest Stewardship Council has confirmed that our products are sourced in an environmentally-friendly and economical manner. We sell some of Australia’s most popular pre-finished timber flooring, including ReadyFlor, a maintainable and wear-resistant style. Meanwhile, Blackbutt in the Woodlands range is a great choice for families; it is one of the hardest and most sturdy types of timber, and the lighter shade will make rooms feel larger.

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Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing and strongest plants, making it a sustainable and stylish alternative to traditional timber.

The glueless locking system allows for a simple, gap-free installation. We offers a variety of bamboo flooring, from natural blondes through to darker shades.

Our Arc Bamboo range contains eleven coats of hi-tech SRT (scratch-resistant technology), making it more resistant to everyday wear. Meanwhile, the Woodlands Bamboo offers a choice of a smooth or hand-scraped finish. Smooth has an elegant appeal, but note that the high gloss is more likely to show dust and marks. Hand-scraped is a rustic and low-maintenance choice, which is perfect for high traffic areas and homes with children or pets.

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Laminate flooring is growing in popularity as a strong and affordable alternative to timber floorboards. Our Elinga range includes a moisture resistant core and a transparent overlay, making it less likely to stain, scratch or burn. Plus, the range of colours can often be matched to cabinets, making it a seamless look for the kitchen.

The Woodlands Collection offers click-together installation, with the planks being inspired by a range of Australian species colours. The design layer can often be mistaken for the real thing, creating a strikingly beautiful option for the entire home.

Overall, laminate is a great option for families. It is affordable, long-wearing, and easy-to-clean. Plus, with a choice for extra long or extra wide planks in a variety of colours, you can give your flooring a high-quality look that suits your personal style.

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Vinyl is another good family choice, particularly for those looking to avoid the higher costs of timber flooring. The Australian FloorStyle collection features the latest in design and surface technology, helping to create cushioned vinyls that are softer underfoot from summer to winter. They replicate pine, dark oak, driftwood and other timber styles, offering the authentic look without the authentic price tag.

Vinyl is also quieter than genuine timber, will not splinter or split, does not require polishing or staining, and can be installed over most existing hard floors. Ideal for any room (including kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, and high-traffic areas), vinyl is the hassle-free option for busy homeowners.

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From cost to colour to personal choice, there are many important factors to consider when finding the flooring that suits your home and family. Central West Floor Coverings looks forward to helping you create your perfect home.