What's The Best Flooring For Me?
If a resolution in 2019 is to do some work on your home, you have to start with a good foundation. We are talking about your flooring! Nowadays there are so many options to choose from, so how do you decide? Think about these things before making that final choice.
Think about what type of flooring would fit your lifestyle. Don't choose a floor simply because it "looks good". Think about whether the room you're putting it in is a high-traffic area, if you have kids or pets or even if you like to have guests over on a regular basis.
If possible, try before you buy. Ask your flooring expert if you are able to take some samples home with you and try them out in the intended area. This lets you see how the flooring will tie in to your current decor and also how it will look through the day with various types of lighting.
Think about the room variables. Things like humidity, moisture and traffic levels will help you narrow down the choices and will help you avoid potential problems after the flooring is installed.
And speaking of installation, the installation process is just as important as the flooring itself. For example, a budget-friendly tile installed well will look much better than a higher-quality tile installed incorrectly. Make sure you hire a professional to install your flooring.
As with all warranties, there's no guarantee that you will need or use a warranty on your flooring. That being said, it's still worth considering. Warranty coverage can vary by flooring type, where you live, and even your lifestyle so you'll want to do some research to make an informed decision.
We mentioned it already, but hiring a professional can often save you time and money. When you measure your floors a professional can give you a more accurate measurement which can keep you from ordering more or less carpet than you need. Doing it yourself may mean you end up spending more money on buying tools or having to fix a botched installation.
Don't be afraid to ask questions! The flooring people are experts, and they can help you make a more informed and confident decision.