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Flooring serves as the base for interior design it is important to give your flooring a great deal of thought while you are choosing your selections for your new build or starting a renovation. Before any project, Colleen O’Hara Interior Designs considers what look you are trying to achieve within your new space and choose the right flooring for this style.

With a variety of choices available, flooring should be treated as an premium investment and can be suited to meet the demands of budget, durability and levels of comfort. At Colleen O’Hara Interior Designs, the initial step in floor planning is to decide whether to go for what are known as Hard or Soft flooring.

Which is the best to choose from?

One of the main advantages of hard flooring is that they are extremely durable and if well maintained, it will last a very long time. Hard flooring is waterproof, making it ideal for areas such as bathrooms and utility rooms.

Wooden floors are also classed as hard flooring but being softer than tiles they are also warmer underfoot. With the huge range of natural tones available they can help create a warm and homely feeling. Wooden floors are best suited to rooms that do not receive heavy wear such as bedrooms.

Soft flooring by their very nature create a sense of warmth and comfort. They can feel luxurious underfoot and are good for hiding stains and dirt.

The key is to understanding what function the room or area that the flooring is to be laid on and selecting the appropriate finish for that purpose.”