The floor you choose for your home is an important decision that will impact a lot of aspects of your life. It will affect they way your home looks and functions, the resale value, and it will even affect your cleaning routine. There are a lot of things to take into consideration before making your choice. Don’t worry! Below, we have helped by listing all the different things to take into consideration.
Where is the floor located? A kitchen? A bathroom? The main living area? It is best to do your research ahead of time to know exactly what type of flooring will be best for the different locations in your home. Certain products are better for high moisture areas like bathrooms, and some are more durable for high traffic areas, like kitchens.
This aspect is usually pretty high up on many homeowners lists because they want their home to be pretty and functional. It is incredibly important to make sure you are happy with the color and style of your purchase because it is a big purchase and chances are you will be living with it for awhile.
A big thing to take into consideration is the amount of traffic and abuse your flooring will get, and that can vary in different areas of your home. Do you have kids or pets? You will want to make sure that the flooring you pick can hold up to your lifestyle.
How long are you planning for your floor to last? Carpet typically lasts around 10 years whereas laminate lasts around 30 years. Every type of flooring has a lifespan, so do some research on the types of flooring that you like.
Along with varying longevity, every type of flooring has different maintenance requirements, both long and short term. For example, hardwood has to be sanded and refinished every few years. Carpet has to be vacuumed and occasionally shampooed, laminate or wood needs to be washed and dusted. All of these are things to take into consideration. A good idea is to take some flooring samples home and put them through a stress test. Dirty them up and see how easy it is to clean.
Budget is a big one. There can be a huge difference in cost between flooring options. It is best to do all of your research and to set a realistic budget before considering your options. In order to know how much flooring you will need, you can try to measure yourself or have a professional at McDonough Construction to come out and measure your rooms for you. It helps to know this measurement before considering your options so you can crunch the numbers and check affordability.
What types of floor do you have in your home? Would you get it again if you had the chance?