Many people – including myself – get very into decor, accessories and making sure those little elements in a space are right. But I reckon the most overlooked and undervalued part of the home is the flooring.
Regardless if you’re a fan of floorboards, go cuckoo for carpet or are titillated by tiles, the flooring in your home is the foundation for the entire room, so it’s a pretty vital component to nail successfully.
To spark my love affair with all things flooring, I carried out a store tour at Choices Flooring in Alexandria a few weeks back and lost my mind. A visit that was full of surprises and a few gasp-worthy moments, I emerged from the showroom with a whole new appreciation for this flooring mecca. Here’s why!
1. As the name suggests, there are loads of choices.
I know, it sounds obvious, and perhaps I was living under a rock, but I was really blown away by the depth of the range here. Wool carpet, nylon carpet, timber flooring, bamboo, luxury vinyl, laminate, tiles and more. It really is a hub of variety.
2. It’s a destination for bathrooms, too!
Again, shame on me, but I hadn’t realised that Choices Flooring not only did flooring for your bathroom but wall tiles too! Ceramic and porcelain varieties are available that’ll give your bathroom a chic new look – with a tonne of colours and styles to choose from (there were some very dreamy hexagonal ones in-store that I was absolutely smitten with).
3. Choices Flooring caters to asthma and allergy sufferers
Brease carpet is an innovation in carpet technology and has been especially developed to be asthma and allergy friendly, and is the only carpet recognised by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program. And it is only available at Choices Flooring stores! So if you’re considering some flooring for your home and you or your family have asthma (or allergies) this is your go-to carpet. Just look for The Sensitive Choice blue butterfly symbol when you’re in-store.
4. The Inspiration Station is a flooring game-changer!
I had a play with the awesome inspiration station when I was in-store, which allows you to digitally see what different flooring options will look like in the various rooms of your home, so you can really get a feel for how the finished product will look. The station is easy to use and the staff are super helpful if you need assistance, too.
See below for my store tour of the Choices Flooring showroom.
So there you have it, Creatives, a peek inside a Choice Flooring showroom. I honestly recommend you visit your local store because it’s full of surprises and you can lay all the flooring options out with a staff member to give them a real life road test.
What’s your fave flooring option? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!