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Choose the best hard-wearing floor for durability, elegance, and ease of maintenance

If you have children and pets, the likelihood is that your floors suffer every day. Muddy shoes, filthy paw prints… more of the outside seems to be inside. It’s a constant round of cleaning floors and hoping they don’t get damaged. This guide should help you choose a hard-wearing floor that will look good for longer and cut the amount of cleaning time needed.

Resilient flooring

Resilience is what is needed, and so it’s no surprise that resilient flooring comes top of the list. Also known as vinyl flooring, it’s one of the most popular of hard-wearing flooring types.

It’s scratch and moisture resistant and long-lasting. It’s also available in an extensive range of styles, meaning there’s a vinyl floor to suit every room in your home.

Like carpet, sheet vinyl will cover many rooms without the need for a seam.

To extend the life of a vinyl floor, follow these simple rules:

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is a machine-manufactured floor covering that offers durability, good looks, and easy maintenance. It’s elegant like porcelain tile and warm like hardwood.

Like resilient floors, laminate is extremely hard-wearing. It is scratch resistant, and easy to clean. Follow these simple routines to keep a laminate floor looking like new:

  • Sweep your floor once a week
  • Wipe spills away promptly using a dry cloth
  • Never use abrasive cleaners
  • Use a dry microfiber mop to remove debris before wet mopping

Hardwood flooring

Beautiful. Durable. High-performing. That’s a hardwood floor.

Hardwood floors scratch more easily than laminate, but modern manufacturing techniques are helping them catch up. In fact, Mannington’s Scratch Resist hardwood floors will wear away the ridges on a quarter (watch the video here).

Hardwood floors are usually more expensive than other flooring, but they represent excellent value for money. Modern manufacturing techniques make them an environmentally sound choice. They are easy to clean, adaptable to any space, and remain stylish throughout their life.

There you have it. If yours is a family that spends much of its time outside, but enjoys living as a family inside, too, these three floor types will have you covered. Durability. Elegance. Easy to maintain and clean. Three factors you should consider when making your choice of flooring.

For all your flooring needs, don’t hesitate to contact Porter's. We’ll bring our expertise and experience to the table, and help you get the longest life from your flooring.

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