How to determine what type of new flooring to buy?
1. Determine Purpose
First off, determine the purpose of the room you are having refloored. Each room in your home has a unique purpose and your flooring choice should reflect that. Here’s an easy example of how the purpose of a room might affect your choice in flooring:
Your kitchen is a high traffic area of the home with lots of food being handled and potentially spilled all over surfaces as well as flooring. You should take these realities into consideration and choose a floor that isn’t stainable and is able to withstand heavy foot traffic. You’ll want a surface that is water-resistant as well as comfortable to walk on especially if you spend a lot of time cooking or cleaning in the kitchen.
Good flooring options that we’d recommend for frequently used kitchens are hardwood floors, which are highly durable as well as easy to clean, vinyl floors, which are comfortable to walk on and water resistant and tile & stone floors which hold up to heavy traffic.
2. Identify Style
Design and aesthetic style affect every aspect of your home. Similarly, your flooring choice should reflect your style and the aesthetic of the rest of your home. Flooring really does play a major part in the home environment and it’s important to know that not all furniture is cohesive across the spectrum of flooring. Some floors are not able to go with certain colors, tones, or stains so it’s important to identify your style so that you can avoid any potential aesthetic clashing.
3. Calculate Expense
If you are on a budget, it’s important to do some calculations to help determine which flooring option is most conducive to your budget. Luckily with all the different types of flooring available today, being on a budget doesn’t equate to having cheap looking floors.
Call Simmons Floor Covering to speak with a flooring expert
400 N Loop 288 #104, Denton, TX 76209
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