Leading flooring solutions brand Quick-Step suggests some of the best home improvement resolutions to help homeowners kick start the New Year.

The best way to de-clutter both mind and home space is to streamline one’s possessions, culling all unwanted items from cupboards and floors, and reclaiming a more updated and polished home. Having a beautiful timber or laminate floor sets the scene for any room and colour palette. Carefully go through each room and remove items that are not needed anymore, to perhaps give away or donate to a charity. De-cluttering also creates a home that is simpler to maintain.

While on the subject of home maintenance, create a checklist of all household equipment, fixtures and fittings, and inspect them for performance and potential hazards. Water leaks, for instance, can cause catastrophic and irreversible damage to floors that can also be expensive to replace.

Quick-Step’s respect for the natural environment is seen in its continued efforts to minimise the ecological impacts of its products and processes through the use of innovative technology. Every day Quick-Step seeks new ways to recycle, reduce, reuse, recover and renew throughout the entire manufacturing process. For example, Quick-Step laminate boards are made of more than 75% chips from sustainable wood sources.

A common New Year’s resolution is to try and spend more time with family and friends; get your home ready for entertaining by adding a new touch of colour, pot plant or even soft furnishings. Dedicated renovators will be considering a new floor from timber, laminate, cork, bamboo or vinyl options to create a fresh palate for their homes and get ready for some serious entertaining.

Quick-Step flooring is available in Australia through Premium Floors .