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Some Common Considerations For Choosing New Flooring

Planning a renovation or constructing your new home? Your flooring choice is a big decision as it impacts the way your home will look and feel for many years to come. It’s also important to choose something that best suits your lifestyle so that you don’t have to resort to repairs, or worse, changing out your floors every few months. Flooring has come a long way in the past few decades and trying to figure out the best option can sometimes feel like a rocket science equation. That said, we’ve got a few tips to help you make the right decision. 

Consider the Durability

Some flooring options can cost a pretty penny, and you want to make sure that the flooring you choose for a particular room will hold up for the activities that take place there. You wouldn’t want to install tile in a room you plan on making an indoor home gym because if you drop weights on it, they’re likely to crack. Similarly, you may not want carpet in a kid’s playroom if they’re going to have snacks and drinks in there often. You’d also want something sturdy for areas that will see a lot of foot traffic, like your entryway, living room, and kitchen. Carpets are often the preference for bedrooms. More durable options like hardwood and LVT work great for living spaces and kitchens. Tiles often work well in bathrooms and easily soiled areas like a mudroom. Obviously, you aren’t confined to these types of floorings in these spaces. We just want you to think about how much wear and tear the floor will encounter when weighing your options.

Price

Having a budget and sticking to it is essential for keeping your renovation/construction project on track.  Consider your options and weigh their prices to make sure they’ll fit your budget. For example, you might want the look of hardwood flooring but find that bamboo flooring is more feasible for your budget while still providing the same look and durability. Most importantly, don’t allow yourself to get sucked into spending twice or thrice your intended budget by a smooth-talking salesman. Develop your budget and adhere to it. 

Does It Match The Decor?

Your new floors need to fit in with their surroundings. So, you need to ask yourself questions like “does this match my current color scheme?”, and “am I choosing modern flooring when the style of the room is more vintage?”. While style and decor often come down to personal preference, you definitely want to make sure that the flooring you choose meshes well with what already exists in the room.  

We understand that even with these tips to help, choosing the right flooring may be difficult. We are here to help with that. Not only do we clean and restore flooring, but we also sell and install various types of flooring. Visit our showroom and speak to our flooring specialists. We’ll help you narrow down your options and choose the flooring that is best for you. All you have to do is give us a call!

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