Cheap Flooring Ideas That Don't Compromise on Style

herringbone effect flooring in period living room with modern furniture
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The best cheap flooring ideas are those that are not only durable and low-maintenance but also look to all the world like they cost far more than they really did.

Although you might want to save on flooring, do take care to ensure that your final choice is still of a good quality — otherwise the whole aim of saving a few pennies could end up to be a false economy and ultimately end up costing you more in terms of repair or replacement. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.