Choosing The Best Flooring
If you’re remodeling your house or simply want to freshen up the home you’re in, new flooring is a great way to accomplish that. With so many types of flooring, picking the right one can prove challenging. We’ve compiled a list of various flooring types to help you weigh the benefits and potential problems of each. When you’re ready to get new floors installed, we’d love to help. We offer a full line of flooring installation services that can fit any project.
We’re not talking about that light-green, shag carpet your aunt had in her basement; unless you’re into that sort of thing. Modern carpet is comfortable, easy to clean, and durable. When choosing which carpet will be the best fit for your room, consider things like foot traffic, stain-resistance, and density of fibers. If you’ve got a high traffic area, buying a higher grade, denser carpet will help it stand up to wear and tear over time. If you’re looking for stain-resistance, consider getting carpet made from nylon or other synthetic fibers. Along with a large variety of colors and materials, carpet is also one of the cheaper flooring options available.
If you want a beautiful floor with a warm, natural appearance, hardwood is a great choice. Hardwood floors are tough, but can also be sanded or refinished when damage occurs. Hardwood can last for decades when properly maintained. The cost associated with using hardwood can be higher because it requires a subfloor and periodic refinishing. If you choose to go with hardwood, there are a variety of material and stain choices. White oak is a popular material because it is durable and accepts stain well. Popular stain choices are dark, honey, grey, and white-washed. Darker floors are rich and beautiful, but show scratches and pet hair; while lighter floors can brighten up a room, but will show dirt and debris.
Engineered hardwood is also an option for homeowners. This prefinished product is less expensive than hardwood, and doesn’t require a subfloor. Engineered hardwood can be easily installed and even refinished, but is less durable than hardwood.
This ultra-tough, multi-layered flooring option is a great choice for smaller budgets. Laminate flooring is cheap, comes ready to install, and can even be installed on pre-existing floors. Modern laminate comes in a variety of finishes; ranging from a lighter stone appearance, to dark, rich wood. Laminate is durable and easy to clean, but can’t be refinished and is susceptible to moisture. Because of its durability and affordability, laminate flooring is a popular choice for families with children and pets.
Tile floors have been used for thousands of years because of their versatility and durability. Although manufacturing methods have changed, most modern tiles are still made from ceramic and stone. Because of its versatility, tile can be finished to look like stone or even wood. Tile is incredibly durable, but installation is challenging and cleaning grout lines is not easy. Darker tiles will show less dirt and debris, but lighter tiles will make a room appear brighter. We offer tile installation services that will make sure the job is done right the first time.
Hopefully this is enough to get you started on your next flooring project. We’ve covered the basics here, but there are many more factors to consider when choosing the right flooring for your home. With years of flooring experience, we can help you choose and install the perfect floor for your project. Fill out our job estimate form to get started!