Choosing flooring for your home is a tough task to do. Once you’ve made a decision and have your flooring of choice installed, it’s most likely gonna stay there for quite some time before having it changed again. The floors are something similar to your walls but there is more interaction with the former. After all, you and your family walk on it, stand on it, sit on it, and your kids might even spill on it, play, and grow up on it too.
So, it is definitely a big decision to make, and doing so requires a combination of your sense of style and practicality. Luckily for you, we have some tips that may help ease out the daunting task.
Some things to consider include: How many of you are there in the family? Do you have children? Do you have pets? These will determine the amount of traffic in which the floor will be enduring. It will also determine which floor to use that will perfectly withstand dents, dings and scratches.
Will the floor be exposed to moisture from time to time? This is important especially for kitchen and bathroom flooring where durability and ease of cleaning should be of great priority. Some good choices for the kitchen and bathroom include linoleum, ceramic tile, and wood, as well as limestone, marble and granite, respectively.
In addition, some flooring experts say that choosing flooring for the rest of the rooms in your home really comes down to a matter of personal choice. But tile is a good pick, they say, as it offers a variety of patterns and styles while wood, on the other hand, is stain-resistant, easy-to-clean, and offers long-term versatility. You may even go for a combination of these two if you like!
Lastly, you also should keep in mind how much you are really willing to spend. Remember that installation is the hidden cost for most flooring. So in that case, why don’t you try doing it yourself? It may half the costs. Stick around and maybe our next article might just be about DIY Flooring!
For your flooring installation goals to come true, simply plan ahead. It may take a lot of time but it’s better to think it through than to regret an already installed floor plan, right?