Preparing a new home is one of the biggest life projects one can ever work on. A home is not just an asset but also a lifelong commitment – a product of your own desires and wishes of what constitutes a home. Of course, the image of your perfect home can only be brought to reality with an equally perfect interior design that turns your HDB unit into a hidden paradise in Singapore. At the heart of a design that speaks is, in fact, the right choice of flooring.
The reason why flooring is the most important element in your home interiors is that it has the ability to tie your design together and deliver the experience of your home. A wrong choice of colour, for instance, may not allow the hues on your wall to shine or could even pair terribly with your choice of furniture. An unsuitable material of floor tiles could deteriorate over time, making it uncomfortable and, in some instances, dangerous to walk across.
In this article, we take a look at three things you will need to note when you start to explore flooring options in Singapore for your new HDB flat.
As we mentioned earlier, the design of your HDB flooring is at the centre of your interiors. It is important to pick the right design to match the size and purpose of each living area. For instance, some residents prefer to have different flooring for their living room, bedroom and kitchen. This is because such spaces, though complimenting, are designed differently within the HDB flat to ignite different experiences while keeping to the purpose of the space. Using an intricate flooring design for a tight space in a bedroom may be too overwhelming despite the simplicity of the furniture layout, while identical colours of the floor and wall in the common room will fail to give any character to the space. If you want the visual quality of your living area to pop out, you must take extra time to consider the right design of your HDB flooring.
Your choice of material should also keep in mind external factors as well. With Singapore’s humid conditions, a solid wood HDB flooring, for instance, will not be ideal. High humid levels will cause the hardwood flooring to warp or swell. HDB flooring experts would thus recommend high stability engineered wood, wood-like laminates and vinyl as alternatives.
Setting aside enough funds to reconstruct your HDB flooring is important. After all, it is the only feature in your home that ties the spaces together and lets you, of course, walk around safely. Typically, households in Singapore will prefer to go for the cheaper ceramic tiles and laminates but they may have to pay for maintenance costs to address tile grout stains and chipped laminates in the long run. Those who love marble can splurge unforgivingly but it would be more advisable to spend on a type of flooring that does not stain easily if you have a toddler running around spilling liquids all over.
The point is to put your money in the right place. Since your HDB flooring is an investment, it will not hurt the pocket to spend more on a good quality material that will suit your family’s lifestyle habits for many years.
If you are uncertain about what material and design to opt for your HDB flooring works, reach out to our experts in Singapore who will be able to advise you according to your budget requirements.