Making your house a home and decorating it to fit your own style is one of the most difficult but exciting parts of being a homeowner.
It can seem like an overwhelming job, but starting in the living room is the best option as it’s the place your guests will be welcomed into. Pulling together a cohesive interior design style in this room is of utmost importance, and the largest expanse in this room – the first thing they’ll notice – is the flooring, so it’s essential to make sure this is something that complements the rest of the room.
One of the best all round options for low budget flooring in your living room is laminate flooring. It is a synthetic photographic product that can achieve any look and feel. Available in hundreds of styles and colours, it's affordable for every level of budget.
You can find affordable ranges starting from £5m² when shopping online for cheap laminate flooring. Cheap doesn’t have to mean it’s not good – try to look for discounted offers on good branded laminate flooring such as Krono that can ensure they will last for more than a few years.
Below are some good quality but affordable laminate flooring branded products for you to consider.
1 Kronotex Penthouse Oak
Kronotex penthouse oak laminate flooring is highly resistant to any home living room situation, meaning that if you have children that are prone to spillages or more than a little rough in the rough and tumble, or pets with sharp claws, this flooring will withstand the damage.
2 Kronotex Harbour Dark Oak
The Kronotex harbour dark oak is also as durable, but where the penthouse oak is a soft light grey shade that blends into minimalist homes, the harbour dark oak is a richer and more traditional shade. Its embossed texture and dark oak colour means it fits into more ornate and classic surroundings.
3 Quick Step Harvest Oak
Another excellent option for a living room is the quick step harvest oak laminate flooring planks. These have the fantastic advantage of being quick and easy to install with the click system, meaning they can be done without a professional, while the grooved texture surface has natural colour variation, mimicking wood flooring so that you almost can’t tell the difference.
Vinyl flooring options are also a very popular choice among home designers, being very on trend and reasonably priced for most budgets nowadays. With vinyl tiles available in such a variety of styles and designs, and with them being scratch free and resistant to most stains, it’s no wonder they’re chosen by so many families for living room floors. They’ll last for many years while needing very little maintenance to keep them looking as good as new.
4 Livyn Ambient Grey Slate Tiles
If you decide to choose vinyl flooring tiles, the grey slate Livyn Ambient tiles is an excellent decision for living rooms. They not only have all the advantages of looking good, but they’re also easy to install with a click frame, and have a durable acoustic dampening bottom coating, meaning that the kids can run and jump around as much as they like without making too much noise.
5 Livyn Balance Silk Oak Dark Grey Tiles
Alternatively, the Livyn vinyl tiles are also available in a dark grey silk oak. This style mimics wood flooring rather than slate tiles and could easily be mistaken for real wood. It has a highly durable PVC layer on top meaning that it will withstand spillages and scratches, and is also water resistant so it won’t swell or rot, and can be easily cleaned.