Flooring 101

Things you need to consider before buying new floors.


When it comes to flooring, there is a world of possibilities. This makes the decision very difficult. To help make the process of a little easier, there are some basic aspects you should consider before making any decision. These considerations will help you choose the right kind of flooring for your home and lifestyle so that they will last a long time.

Use these questions to help you narrow down your home flooring options:

- Will you be redoing flooring in the entire home? If not, will the existing floor match with what you have picked out? You want everything to go well together so that the overall look of the home is not compromised. You will need to visualize the look of the new flooring and the existing flooring throughout your home before you purchase any new flooring. 

- Is the space a high traffic area? Depending on the traffic and what it is used for, you may have to choose from specific types of flooring. For your decision, take into account the use of the room and how much traffic goes through it. You may also want to think about whether you will need to easily move a wheelchair or a cane across the floor. 

- Do you or anyone else in the home suffer from allergies? While you may not think that the flooring can help or hurt your allergies, hard surface flooring can really lessen your suffering because this type of flooring collects less allergens and dust mites. If you want to add some dimension to a room, you can still include an easy to clean rug. 

- What does the maintenance for your new floor look like? You will need to maintain your floors so that you can get the most out of them. Consider the type of maintenance and upkeep you will need to do for the flooring type you have picked out. You will need to decide if the maintenance is something you can keep up with. 

- What kind of climate do you live in? Some flooring is better in specific climates than others. For example, wood can easily warp in humid conditions which would result in you having to replace your flooring again likely before you are ready to. In these types of conditions, tile flooring may be a better choice for you.

Do you need help finding the perfect floors for your home? Contact us here today and one of our flooring experts will be in touch soon. 

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