You've finally got the go ahead to make your dream craft space. A space away from pets. Away from the husband. Away from the sticky fingers of the little ones. But now so many choices need to be made; what storage do I need? What colour scheme should I go with? And what craft room flooring is most suitable for my needs? This guide gives 5 things to consider for the latter.
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Craft Room Flooring Rules
Rule 1 - Know your colour scheme
There's nothing that can help narrow down a flooring choice than the constraints of the existing decor. Pick a flooring too dark for the room and your creative space can feel constricting and dingy. Trying to match to existing furniture can be a nightmare from using just a picture on a web screen. Luckily, Flooring 365 allow you to order free samples straight from their website, so you can see the true colour of the flooring in your home and see how it looks in all different lights.
Rule 2 - Know your floor size
Pretty obvious one, but knowing the floor area you need to cover helps narrow down which flooring is in your budget. Very handily, all the products on flooring 365 allow you to enter a flooring area, and will instantly give you a cost there and then (none of the disappointment of setting your heart on something only to find out a week later it's out of your budget).
Rule 3 - Keep it easy to clean
It's no secret (honestly check out any of my craft YouTube videos and you'll soon discover) that I'm a super messy Crafter. Not even lying, while typing this up I've just spilt a whole bottle of water everywhere. It doesn't matter if it's sewing, painting, or a cheeky bit of personalising with the Cricut, it will look like there's been a riot going on in there. Inevitably, spills happen. Glitter seepage happens. Needles seeking freedom leap from fingers and camouflage in to the wood grain. So make sure you pick an appropriate flooring for the messiness of your craft; if you're likely to have lots of spills look into a flooring that can cope with moisture.
Rule 4 - Know your temperatures
My craft room is in our ancient conservatory. In the summer, the sun beams in, and it gets really hot, yet in the winter it can be like stepping in to a fridge (I have been known to work into the small hours wearing a plush Dino onesie. If you have a large range of temperatures your floor can endure, you need to take this into consideration in the flooring you choose; some types don't cope with extremes as well as others. Whether or not you have underfloor heating can also have an impact on the floor choice you make, so make sure to do your
Rule 5 - When do you need it?
As crucial as the flooring is to the look and feel of your new craft space, it is probably one of the last pieces to go in. You definitely want to have all the painting completed (who wants the stress of risking splats on your new floor?), and any other messy work done. The room also needs to be cleared of everything. In practicality, you don't want the contents of your craft hoard strewn across the house for too long. With good project management, you can plan to have your floor arrive at just the right moment; post-painting, but pre-furniture arriving. Luckily, even if you aren't too great at project management, flooring 365 have you covered, with next day delivery available across most of their flooring.
We hope these 5 rules of flooring help you make the right decisions in your craft room (or any other room for that matter!). Let us know in the comments below if there are any other tips you'd add to this list, and if you have recently transformed your craft space give us a tag on Facebook or Instagram so we can see it .
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