Tips for Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Flooring plays a major role in the look, feel and functionality of your home. Since the floor is usually the largest surface in a room, it definitely makes a big impact in a space. It is also the surface you, your family and guests will walk on and your kids will grow up in. That said, choosing the right floor for your home is not something that should be taken lightly.

Whether you’re building your dream home or just renovating your existing home, here are some tips that will help you choose flooring that you will love.

Lifestyle

Make sure that your flooring is in accordance to your lifestyle. Think about how you use the room. Do you have kids or pets that run around the house? Will the floor get a lot of use?

Carpeting is not recommended for homeowners with pets. But if you have little kids and you’re worried that they might hurt themselves if they fall on hard tiles or marble, carpet is a viable option. For heavy traffic area, you should consider resilient flooring such as wood, vinyl, laminates or ceramic tile flooring.

Durability

Flooring is a big investment. You want to make sure your choice is worth the money and effort. Of course, taking good care of your flooring will make it last longer, but some flooring options are more durable than the others.

Tile flooring is a good option because you can just replace the affected tile. Ceramic flooring is scratch-resistant and durable. However, it may chip if you drop heavy load on it.

Ease of maintenance

Different types of flooring require varying levels of care. If you have pets or children and live a busy, active lifestyle, opt for flooring that requires very little maintenance so that cleaning is less disruptive.

Marble flooring or ceramic tiles can be mopped quite easily. Wooden flooring needs to be cleaned carefully with a damp cloth. A carpeted floor will require regular vacuuming.

Budget

Flooring is usually sold per square foot. In addition to that, you also have to deal with installation cost. The cost can add up quickly. Factoring in your budget can help you narrow down your options and find the flooring that matches your style and needs without putting a hole in your household budget.

 

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