Choosing the Right Floors for Your Home

As professional house builders in Christchurch, our team knows just how important it is to choose the right type of flooring for your home. Not only does it play into the design of your home, but this is a part of your home that receives the most wear and tear— experiencing foot traffic, spills, and more.

Remember that each room in the home can have a different type of flooring specific to the practical needs and aesthetics of the room. However, for cohesion, it is best to choose two or three different flooring types so that your home does not feel disjointed.

Take a look at some of the factors you may want to take into consideration when choosing the floors for your home.

The Room

When choosing flooring, you need to think about the room it is going in. Rooms that receive a lot of heat and moisture, such as the kitchen and bathroom, usually require watertight flooring like tiling, vinyl or water-resistant laminate. The bedroom lends itself to cosier flooring like carpeting.

Colour and Style

Once you have decided on the type of flooring you want for each room, you should also consider the colour of the flooring as well as the style. It’s recommended that you go for something classic that you won’t be sick of in a few years’ time, as it can be a costly exercise to change flooring down the track.


If you have pets or a large family, durability is something that you should really take seriously. Polished concrete or tiles can be a good option for high-traffic areas such as entranceways. Softer flooring options such as carpets and certain woods may not hold up in trying conditions.


Some flooring options can really break your budget, so it is important to be aware of the costs involved when deciding what the best flooring option may be for you. There may be certain rooms you want to splurge on and others where you can hold back.


How much time will you have to dedicate to floor cleaning and maintenance? It’s best to give this some thought and research the different maintenance requirements of different floor types. Sealed concrete requires very little maintenance, while wooden floors and carpets can be maintenance-heavy.

Looking for reliable housebuilders in Christchurch? Here at Rise Residential, we’d love to be part of your home-building journey and help you choose the perfect flooring! Please feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions about our services.