3 Things To Consider When Choosing Flooring For New Build Housing Developments

July 31, 2017 5:15 pm Published by

new build housing developmentWhen it comes to housing developments, there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account when choosing the flooring.

Opting for cheap, low-quality flooring may benefit you financially – but can lead to unhappy buyers and a bad reputation –  so choosing the correct flooring is essential.

To help you choose the right flooring, we’ve compared the most popular flooring options on the issues that matter most to you and your potential buyers.

1. Durability

For many home buyers, the durability of the flooring is a very important aspect. A floor that is strong enough to tackle everyday life will save them money and stay looking good for longer. For this reason, here are a couple of our top picks for flooring options based on their versatility.

3rd – Vinyl – Vinyl flooring has become an increasingly popular choice in both domestic and commercial properties to its durability, cost, range of styles and its waterproof properties. Vinyl is generally used in kitchens and bathrooms.

vinyl flooring for developers

2nd – Laminate Wood – Laminate wooden flooring is a cheaper alternative to wood flooring. It’s extremely durable, not as susceptible to water damage as wood and can be used in a number of rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms and dining rooms. 

laminate flooring for developers

1st – Entrance MattingEntrance matting is the most durable flooring on our list, used in both domestic and commercial environments to stop dirt being carried through the property, and floors preventing floors being scratched.

entrance matting for developers

2. Cost

Cost is one of the most important factors when it comes to fitting out an estate of new build homes with flooring. Not only does good value flooring save the developer money, but these savings can be passed onto the buyer. Here are a couple of flooring options, ranked on their cost:

3rd – Carpet Tiles – Generally reserved for commercial premises, carpet tiles are becoming increasingly more popular in domestic residences. They are a cost effective way to fill large spaces (such as numerous housing developments) and are much cheaper to replace if stained or damaged. Carpet tiles can be used in the kitchen, dining room and hallway.

carpet tiles for developers

2nd – Vinyl – Whilst vinyl isn’t the cheapest tile by tile, it offers exceptional value for money. Not only will its long life mean you won’t be paying for a replacement anytime soon, but the design means you can replicate more costly flooring options such as wood and stone, this can increase the value of the property.

vinyl flooring for developers

1st – Carpets –  Carpets come in at the cheapest of our flooring options. Whilst there are more expensive premium carpets, you can find a carpet to match almost any budget. Note that whilst they may be cheaper than other options such as laminate and vinyl out right, you may end up paying more on repairs and replacements in the long run

carpet sample

3. Versatility

For developers, using consistent flooring throughout all properties in their new build project will save them time and money. Not only does it allow them to buy in bulk, but it makes fitting the flooring a quicker job. Here are a few of our most popular flooring options, ranked on their versatility.

3rd – Wooden Flooring – Wood flooring is very versatile in the number of different styles you can choose – from rustic to contemporary. It’s suitable in several rooms including living rooms, hallways, kitchens and bedrooms but is not suited to the bathroom due to excessive moisture.

wooden flooring

2nd – Carpet – Carpet comes in at number 2 for versatility, not just for its range of colours and suitability to so many rooms – but also for the number of different textures available such as twist, loop, velvet and Saxony.

marmoleum flooring for developers

1st – Marmoleum –  The potential for design with Marmoleum is limitless, with over 30 different colours to choose from and a number of different styles. In addition, its easy to clean, durable, water-resistant and suitable for almost all rooms in domestic and commercial properties.

Marmoleum flooring for developers

So, What Is The Best Flooring Option?

These are just a few of the most important considerations a property developer will need to take into account before choosing the right type of flooring. If you’re a developer looking for a trusted flooring partner for your properties – we can help.

With over 25 years experience, a quick turnaround to meet your deadlines and a range of high-quality products, our fully managed service will fulfill all your needs. Give us a call on 01179 637979 or drop us an email today.

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