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What to consider when choosing between tiles and timberApart from their very distinct looks, natural timber and tiles each have quite different properties that could greatly affect your choice – it comes down, in part, to lifestyle.To gain a clearer understanding of your wants and needs, ask yourself the following questions:How much and what type of traffic comes through your home? How durable does the floor need to be to cope with this traffic? Is practicality or looks the most important to you? How much time and patience can you afford for cleaning and maintaining your floors?
A rug is a good (but not essential) way of adding warmth, colour and style to your room. It can also be used to ‘zone’ the dining area in an open-plan living space. If you do choose to use a rug, make sure it’s large enough to place all the chairs on, so that the space doesn’t feel cramped (the larger the rug, the larger the dining space will feel).
The main thing to remember is that the table and chairs need to fit on the rug with enough of a border so the back legs of the chairs don’t fall off the rug when someone is sitting in the chairs. When the chairs are placed under the table, measure 50cm from the back legs all around and that’s the minimum size the rug needs to be.