If you’re considering new flooring for your home, you’ve probably already found out a few things. You probably found out there are a lot more options than you thought. You probably also found out that even once you’ve narrowed your selection down, there are many more things to think about.
First, you have to decide which type of flooring you want. There are actually quite a few to choose from, but here’s a quick glance at the most popular.
- Solid Hardwood
- Natural Stone
- Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
- Luxury Vinyl
- Waterproof Flooring
These are just a few of the many types, but even within these categories there are still more options you’ll have to deal with. For instance, if you choose hardwood, what species will you choose? Would like prefinished or unfinished? What color stain would you like? And the list goes on and on.
The same is true for carpet, as you’ll need to decide on the fiber type, the height of the carpet, the color and what type of stain resistance you’ll need.
Know What You Need
What you want and what you need are sometimes very different things, and this is never more true than with new flooring. It’s best to know exactly what you need first, and then move on to what you like from that point. For instance, if you have pets in the house, and you have your heart set on carpet, you would benefit from choosing a fiber that has stain protection built right into the fibers.
Here are a few questions you’ll want to know the answers to before you start seriously shopping:
- Is there a great deal of foot traffic in your home?
- Do you have pets or small children?
- Are you looking to match existing decor?
- What type of life span does your new flooring need?
The Best Choice
Overall, unless you’re skilled in flooring installation or home renovation, the best option of all is to choose a professional to help you along the way. There’s a peace of mind that comes in letting an experienced expert take care of the details and installation of your new flooring. What’s more, even after your floors are installed, they will be available to answer any questions and provide other types of needed assistance.
If you’re interested in getting professional assistance with your new flooring project, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to putting our expertise to work for you!