When it comes to picking new flooring for your house, it can be overwhelming. There are so many flooring options out there to choose from. Do you go with beautiful hardwood floors, or carpet? Laminate or vinyl flooring? What about tile? That’s why we put together this quick guide to help you pick the right flooring for your home.
Where Will Your Flooring Be Installed?
The first question you need to ask yourself is, where is this flooring going to be installed. This is important, because you want to make sure your flooring works for your space. In turn you don’t want the use of your space to ruin your flooring. Here are two types of areas that might affect your flooring choice.
High Moisture Area
Areas with high moisture, such as bathrooms, need to be able to withstand getting wet. Looking at waterproof flooring is a great idea. We have some great options to choose from here.
High Foot Traffic Areas
Think about the areas of your house that are high traffic, or that track debris from outside. Carpet might not be the best thing to place in those areas as it will be hard to keep them looking as clean as the rest of the house. This is not saying that you shouldn’t put carpet in your home, but think about strategically picking which rooms will have carpet and try to avoid placing them in entryways.
Do You Have Pets?
A big thing to think about is if you have pets in the household. Pets can be hard on floors and can cause scratches on the flooring. Vinyl or tile flooring can be the best for households with pets as they are less likely to cause damage to them. However, you can still get hardwood floors, you may just have to do some sanding to get any scratches out.
How Much Work Do You Want To Put Into Maintaining Your Floor?
Hardwood Floors are beautiful, but they take some work to maintain. Any high traffic areas you’ll want to keep covered with throw rugs to protect the floor. However with laminate flooring, you’ll want to be careful about cleaning it. Wet mops have been known to ruin laminate flooring, so opt for a Swiffer or a damp mop when cleaning those types of flooring. If you want something low maintenance, we would recommend vinyl flooring.
How will you style the room?
Once you have decided on the type of flooring, it’s important to get the right color. Will you be keeping the same style of decor and furniture that you already have or replace it? If you’re replacing it to go with your flooring, then you can do about anything. However, if you are keeping the same decor and furniture, you’ll want to pick a color that goes with what you currently have. Need some inspiration? Check out our flooring gallery
Need Help Finding The Right Flooring?
Picking the right flooring can be tough. Thankfully we offer design consultations, that way you can be sure that your flooring is perfect for your house. If you are ready to move forward with your new flooring project give your nearest location a call or contact us online here