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  • Top Tips For Creating An Elegant Dining Room – That’s Family-Friendly Too!

    November 21st, 2022

    Family dining rooms are often a chaotic space that require careful design to look beautiful and still be practical. They need to be a calming space for family meals, a place to do homework, and somewhere to practise arts and crafts, and yet as it’s a major space in your home, it still needs to look great.

    For busy family dining rooms, vinyl floors are the ideal choice. There are lots of different styles, and they’re all durable enough to stand up to the challenges of busy family life.

    Choosing family-friendly vinyl flooring

    When choosing family-friendly flooring, it’s understandable that you may solely focus on the product’s durability, but that doesn’t have to be the only item on your wishlist.

    Pro-Tek™ offers a variety of family-friendly vinyl flooring that’s hardwearing, practical for families with young children or pets, and looks great. You can choose from white or grey wood-effect LVT flooring, natural wood tones, stone tiles or even marble.

    Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring offers several different collections, with something to suit every budget and interior design style. These include;

    Excel Classic – Deep boards with an extensive range of colours to add a touch of elegance to a space. 

    Editions Essential – Budget-friendly yet still beautiful. The Editions Essential range offers four lighter shades which are ideal for creating a sense of space and improved lighting in smaller rooms.

    Excel Longplank – Longer length and wider vinyl tiles are quicker to install, and with fewer joins they create a seamless, high-end finish.

    Excel Herringbone – With twelve colours to choose from, the Excel Herringbone range has something for everyone. The pattern instantly adds a sense of opulence to your space, and also makes the room feel bigger.

    Keep your flooring choice practical

    When choosing a family-friendly flooring option, there are a few things that you should consider. You need to choose flooring that’s safe, as children often like to run in areas that they shouldn’t! 

    Your dining room floor should also be able to handle the wear and tear of frequent use. Accidents happen, and you don’t want to have to worry about the floor getting stained or having to clean up constant spills.

    Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring is family-friendly and ideal for a dining room. The LVT flooring is waterproof to protect from any spillages as well as being stain-resistant, so you don’t have to panic when something is dropped on the floor.

    All Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring is tested to ensure a high slip-resistance rating which reduces the risk of falls in the dining room, giving you peace of mind.

    Kids can be messy, so it’s important to choose flooring that doesn’t have extensive cleaning requirements – LVT flooring is ideal in this scenario. Pro-Tek™ LVT flooring is stain-resistant and waterproof, so any messes can simply be wiped up with a piece of kitchen paper or a damp cloth. LVT flooring requires very little maintenance too – simply vacuum regularly and occasionally mop the floor with warm water and surfactant-free soap.

    Choosing the right colour for your dining room floor will help a lot too. Contrary to popular belief, light-toned flooring doesn’t tend to show mess very easily. Small pieces of dust, bread crumbs or pet hair will be almost invisible, so you don’t need to hoover every day. 

    Practical doesn’t have to mean boring

    Vinyl flooring is a great choice for anyone that’s looking for a practical solution that can stand up to the challenges of busy family life, but you don’t have to compromise on style to get family-friendly flooring.

    Pro-Tek™ offers a huge variety of different colours, textures and finishes to suit every style. Choose a natural wood or light-toned vinyl flooring to make your dining room feel brighter and more spacious. Lighter tones and natural wood are both great for hiding small amounts of dirt, dust or debris, so you won’t have to clean multiple times a day for your dining room to look great.

    Herringbone LVT flooring is the perfect combination of opulence and practicality, which makes it ideal for style-conscious parents. The herringbone pattern adds a sense of luxury to any space and instantly makes a room feel more carefully designed. However, herringbone LVT flooring still enjoys the durability and safety benefits that standard LVT flooring has. It’s also a much more affordable option than choosing real herringbone flooring. 

    Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring is hardwearing and waterproof

    An excellent choice for family-friendly dining room floors, Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring is hardwearing and waterproof. The flooring is easy to clean, making it a great choice for families with children or pets. It’s also easy to install and cost-effective.

    Not just limited to dining rooms, LVT flooring is ideal for any room in the house that’s likely to see spills or lots of wear and tear. In addition, Pro-Tek™ flooring is slip and scratch-resistant, which is great for any young children who like to play on the floor or pets who like to sit next to the dinner table.

    Choose colour wisely

    All Pro-Tek™ flooring is family-friendly and designed with durability at the core. Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and safer than other types of flooring thanks to its slip-resistant properties, and it will last longer than real wood floors due to its scratch-resistant and waterproof coatings. 

    However, to get the maximum benefits from your new flooring, you should consider your colour choice wisely. Light floors have long had a bad reputation for showing dirt straight away, but that’s not the case. Light floors can actually hide small amounts of dust or pet hair, whereas dark floors would be more likely to show.

    Choose a mid-toned wood for flooring that will stand the test of time. The neutral tones hide dust and pet hair, and it’s a simple style that goes with every kind of interior design, allowing your room to evolve alongside your personality.