In this post we will discuss 5 tips for choosing the ideal flooring. In addition, we will go over the options for various room and situations to consider.
Flooring comes in all shapes, materials and sizes. Many types may be appropriate for your home as well as a place of business.
To help make your decision a little easier, we will go over some important reasons for various flooring decisions. Read on to learn about some fundamental things that will help make your decisions much easier.
5 Important Things To Consider When Choosing Your Ideal Flooring
TIP 1: Consider The Room
The first consideration for the ideal flooring is, which room is it for. Is it a bedroom? Carpet or hardwood would be appropriate depending on your preference but you’d want to steer clear of tile. Is it a bathroom? You could do tile flooring or some types of hard surfaces such as waterproof vinyl plank which has become quite popular lately partly because it is much easier and cheaper to install that ceramic tile or any other stone.
Take note of the room you are renovating with new flooring. By doing so you will eliminate a lot of the guess-work.
TIP 2: Is It A Home Or Business?
Will you be doing floor installation in a residence or commercial space? In understanding the space specifically, you can choose a flooring type that best suits the space.
Most businesses can use a variety of flooring. While this is the same for your home or place of residence, you will likely not put the same type of flooring in your bathroom as you may in your kitchen. Be aware of the space and the activities that will go on in your space, and you will have a better time making a decision regarding flooring. In most cases you will want to have the same flooring throughout the main floor except the bathroom.
TIP 3: Do You Have Kids?
If you have young children, choose a flooring type that is versatile, easy to clean and ok for your kids to make a mess of. Some families prefer carpet for softness, the safety factor for children and it creates warmth in the home.
Carpeting it is harder to clean and generally won’t last as long as hard flooring. Taking this into consideration is important for choosing the ideal flooring for your home.
TIP 4: How About Pets?
If you have pets, you will want to think about this and how the flooring you choose will either make your life as a homeowner easier or more difficult. Do your pets have frequent accidents in the house? If so you may want to choose a hard surface that is easy to clean and care for. Also consider that hard surfaces are slippery for dogs. It can be especially difficult for them when they are older. Thinking of this in advance is a crucial part of the remodeling process.
TIP 5: What’s Your Budget And Style?
Budget and style also plays a huge role in choosing the right type of flooring for both your home or business. Some types of flooring are classic, while others lend to a more modern look.
If your budget doesn’t allow for the top of the line products, you can often find very good quality alternatives that are less expensive. Paying close attention to what you can afford, how long you’ll have it, and style requirements will make your decision that much easier.
Here’s a quick breakdown of types of flooring and characteristics:
- Carpet creates warmth and is luxurious in certain rooms of the house.
- Hardwood has a classic feel but can be rather pricey.
- Vinyl plank flooring is best suited for its versatility, modern look and affordability
Finding the ideal flooring for your home or office can be difficult. But these 5 simple tips will make the process easier. We hope you enjoyed our article and wish you luck with your flooring project and any in the future.
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