Choosing the right flooring for your home can be a difficult process. There is no one size fits all flooring solution since every room in your home serves a different purpose. With the wide variety of flooring option, the process becomes even more difficult.
Here are Denver Carpet and Flooring, we want to make the process of choosing flooring easier. Here are some guidelines that will help you decide when you decide to shop for flooring materials.
Consider comfortable flooring materials
When choosing flooring, most people consider the durability, style, design, cost, ease of maintenance and ease of installation. But you also need to consider how comfortable the flooring is underfoot.
Hard flooring is not ideal for rooms where you stand for long periods. You also need to consider this if you have young kids. If your flooring feels hard on the feet, think how hard it would be on your child’s knees. Carpet, linoleum, padded vinyl and cork are just some of the most comfortable flooring options.
Keep your local climate in mind
So you have decided to install hardwood flooring in your home. It’s beautiful, durable and can last for several decades. But what most people fail to realize is that wood flooring can grow and shrink with the weather. It reacts to humidity and temperature changes inside your home. Be sure to keep your local climate in mind when choosing flooring.
Go neutral and classic
Flooring projects can be expensive. In addition to the flooring material, you also need to factor in the installation fee. If you are planning to upgrade your floor, go for a flooring option that would never go out style. You want to be able to look at it 15 years from now and still be happy with your choice.
Although flooring with bold colors and patterns are on trend, we recommend that you opt for neutral colors. Sure, bold colors and patterns allow you to show off your style and personality through your flooring, but it would be more difficult to find one that would match with your home’s interior.
Limit your options
Some people have a good idea about what they want to achieve. If you want to create a cozy atmosphere and you fancy a rustic home floor, then you’re probably thinking of getting hardwood floor.
As durable as it is, this flooring material is not ideal for every room in your home. For instance, it can fade when subjected to direct sunlight, and can warp in high humidity levels. If you want the look of wood, but the location isn’t ideal for the installation, find alternative floorings instead. In this case, vinyl and tile floors are your best options.