When choosing flooring for your home it is important to understand the various types of flooring, what they entail and how much they cost. However, selecting floors without exploring all your options can make it harder to find the best fit.
Here are tips to help you when choosing flooring for your home:
Budget: With the wide range of flooring options and prices, factoring your budget into your decision will help you find a good match. Although price is an important factor, what you really want is the lowest price for the floor that will fit your home best.
Wear & Tear: Think about the wear and tear your lifestyle will introduce to your floors. Will the floor get a lot of use? If you have kids and/or pets, you’ll want flooring that cleans and maintains easily; if the floor will receive a lot of heavy foot traffic, look for a durable option.
Room(s): Which rooms are you going to put this floor in? How are they used? Chances areyou want different flooring in your bathroom than a bedroom, or in the kitchen than an entryway. For example, the entryway is a good place for flooring that is easy to clean. The flooring in a bedroom, on the other hand, should be warm and comfortable.
Style & Décor: The flooring you choose should match the style and décor of the rest of your home. In addition to the type of the material you choose, the style and color of your flooring can set the tone for your entire house.
Comfort: You want to be comfortable in your home. In addition to thinking about how the floor will be used, think about how it will feel to walk on year-round. One nice option for the cold months is to use radiant heating to make a floor that appears less comfortable even more inviting.