When choosing flooring, it is easy to get so caught up in the appearance that you forget about everything else.
Rather than risk a mistake, here are three factors to consider as you attempt to make a final decision.
1. Location. Which room or rooms are you working in? You aren’t going to put carpet in a kitchen or bathroom. You may opt against ceramic tile in a cold basement. The room itself will go a long way in dictating your options.
2. What is your square footage budget? Once you have a total budget in mind, you can break it down by square foot (which is how most types of flooring are sold). This will allow you to focus on the options that fit your budget, while putting others on the outside until the next time around.
3. Durability. Do you have children? Are you installing the flooring in a high traffic area? Durability is a big deal, because you don’t want to be replacing your flooring more often than necessary.
Solid hardwood, for example, may look best in your home but it may also invite scratches if you have children or pets. Is this something that concerns you? If so, carpeting or tile may be better options.
These are the types of factors to consider when choosing flooring. If you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for advice, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you make the right decision the first time around.