Open plan spaces are very common in modern houses and they are great for many reasons: they allow families to pay attention to their kids playing while doing various choruses in the house, they create the illusion of a bigger space and they are better for big gatherings and family reunions. When it comes to flooring, open plan spaces require some knowledge about design and décor. For example, using one material as much as possible as opposed to using two different flooring materials in similar quantities will create a better aspect of an open plan space. Using different floorings to mark off different areas in the open space is another good idea. In this way you can give purpose to various areas in the open space – you can have a small, colorful area for an office space in the living room, a flooring type for the kitchen and so on.
There are many flooring options people can choose from including porcelain tiles and hardwood flooring however, right now we will focus on budget flooring ideas for open plan spaces. Some affordable alternatives are not only cost effective but they also have a good appearance and they create an amazing base for designing and decorating a house.
Laminate flooring is probably the most popular choice for those who are on a budget. Nowadays laminate floor planks look very good and they get very close to hardwood floors when it comes to performance and quality. Since the floor planks come in a variety of colors, laminate flooring is no longer a cheap alternative to hardwood flooring but a great opportunity to experiment with interior design, especially in the living room areas of open plan spaces.
Engineered wood flooring is usually confused with laminate flooring since they are both cheap wood flooring options. However, engineered wood flooring is more expensive than laminate flooring even though compared to hardwood flooring is still very cheap. This type of flooring is resistant to humidity and moisture and that makes it amazing for both the kitchen and living room areas of an open plan space. As laminate floor planks, engineered wood comes in different colors and finishes that enables creative decoration.
Cork floors are not only a great budget option for flooring but they also provide a natural soft feel making them a great option for families with small children who will not get injured when they trip or fall. The cork floors have a beautiful appearance and they are very resistant and durable. They look amazing in living rooms or in the children’s playing area.
Vinyl flooring is another popular option for budget flooring that is around for decades. Being available in a variety of styles, designs and colors, vinyl flooring makes an excellent DIY project because it is easy to install and it does not require specific skills or tools. This type of flooring is very durable, flexible and soft and it makes a great choice for kitchen, living room and other areas in open plan spaces.
Whether you choose wall-to-wall carpet flooring or carpet tiles flooring, this cheap flooring idea makes comfortable and cozy floors that are great for those love to walk barefoot. The textures, designs and styles of carpet tiles offer a great base for those who want to get a bit creative with their flooring project. Carpet tiles can encompass an office area set up in an open plan space or area around the sofa.
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