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Materials selection, made easy.
Buying a house is an exciting endeavour — choosing the layout, furnishings and design are all part of the fun, but it’s also important to select the right materials to ensure that your home is sustainable in the long term. While most homeowners would leave the bulk of it to the professionals, being involved in the decision-making process will help you to build a space that truly meets your needs.
Here are some of the factors to consider when it comes to picking the best materials to invest in.
Look into solid, high-quality materials that go the distance and can last for a lifetime. Although it can be tempting to go for cheaper alternatives or materials with poor quality, these can often rack up more costs due to regular maintenance and servicing.
One well-loved material for its durable qualities is vinyl. It’s easy to maintain, incredibly long-lasting and impervious to scratches, which makes it an ideal solution for high-traffic areas like home workspaces. Kim Korea LVT has an extensive selection of vinyl options that can stand up to the demands of WFH life. With the right underfoot, you no longer have to worry about damaging your flooring!
Product merchant: Caesarstone
The same goes for your surfaces – always opt for tough, highly durable and functional surfaces that can withstand heavy-duty use, especially for kitchen islands and worktops. Caesarstone’s quartz surfaces are a popular choice for countertops due to its non-porous nature, making it resistant to stains so no sealing is required.
Otherwise, you can also update your cabinetry with hardwearing laminates like Lamitak’s PROFAT Series, which offers antibacterial properties on top of its sleek, matte surface. What’s more, it’s also anti-fingerprint so you won’t have to deal with greasy fingerprints and grime.
Consider how a material fits into the needs of your family, and how it would benefit your lifestyle. For instance, if you have children or elderly in your household, you’d want to prioritise safety and comfort for your loved ones.
Product merchant: Xingfloors
Xingfloors is a good place to start – the Rigid Vinyl Click Series is known to be 100% waterproof and slip-resistant to prevent the risk of accidental falls. It’s also non-toxic and made with low VOC to ensure better air quality, creating a healthier environment for the whole family.
Using eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials is hugely beneficial in the long run. Not only does it help to reduce your carbon footprint, it can also conserve energy and allow you to save money on bills. And Gush ticks all the right boxes, thanks to its air-purifying features. It’s designed to regulate humidity and keep your room cool with lower thermal conductivity, leading to greater energy efficiency without compromising on comfort.
Product merchant: Gush
And in case you need more reason for a fresh paint job, the good folks at Gush plant 10 trees for every house painted. How’s that for refreshing your home and saving the earth at the same time.
Lastly, don’t forget to factor in affordability! There are plenty of cost-efficient options in the market, so it’s important to choose materials that are within the capacity of your budget. Don’t be afraid to explore your choices and compare prices to find the best product that can achieve your desired look. Not sure where to start? Materially is here to help you out with that.
To help you get the most out of your renovation, we connect you directly with reputable suppliers as well as lesser-known brands for a more seamless, fuss-free experience. This means you can skip over the entire process of having to consult multiple interior designers, where they tend to charge markups for their services. At Materially, we work directly with brands to bypass intermediate costs that have no bearing on quality, just so we can pass the savings on to you. Installation and warranty are also covered by the brands themselves so you know you’re in good hands.
Besides, if you’re someone who’s a bit more hands-on, you can consider going the DIY route to save on remodelling costs and allocate more funds for more quality time. Ultimately, you want to make well-informed decisions that would make you feel at home.
In search of trusted and authentic recommendations? Look no further — Materially is a helpful guide that delivers the latest resources and tips based on your tailored needs. Browse our expansive inventory of materials and curated palettes, and receive free samples for your next home renovation. You can also score exclusive discounts with our partners when you make an appointment with us!
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