Today we talked with Gwendoline Alderton, our interior design correspondent about flooring. Yes- today it was all about getting laid!
With the weather being very hot recently, many pets have been overheating on unsuitable floors. Dogs in particular have been overheating on ceramic floors, which are easily heated by sunlight through windows. To combat this issue cooling mats and cooling pads for pets are available. Small children can also find these types of floor hot if they are crawling on them often. In addition, carpets tend to attract pet hair and will need to be vacuumed regularly.
People with dust allergies might also want to avoid carpets because these attract dust, and might instead want to consider wooden flooring. People with disabilities might need level flooring if they have a wheeled mobility device. Thick carpets would not be useful because it would be hard for the wheelchair/mobility scooter to work on these.
Another thing to think about is that in rooms with a higher traffic, you may need a harder wearing type of floor. For example, in the lounge you may want to opt for a longer-wearng crpet but in the bedroom, where thereis less traffic, you may want to have a shagpile carpet.
Gwendoline's website :http://ga-interiors.co.uk/