What To Look For When Considering Flooring

Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas // July 15, 2022 // Flooring

Custom home flooring is one of the most essential improvement choices you will make in your house. Not only will your flooring influence your home life experience every day, but it can also significantly increase your home’s value if you choose wisely.

The challenging part about choosing flooring is that there are so many options. It can sometimes take time to narrow those choices down to your needs. This quick guide will dive into different factors you should consider when shopping for new flooring. Let’s get started.

Consider the Amount of Traffic

The foot traffic a home sees will vary greatly from family to family. Traffic can also differ from one room to another. You may have some areas of your home that constantly see heavy traffic while other rooms are barely ever visited. These are essential details you should consider when choosing flooring.

For areas of the home that experience high traffic, choosing flooring that will provide durability and longevity is very important. It would be best if you considered it a wise investment to spend a little more on flooring for these areas. You will also want to ensure that high-traffic areas are easy to clean, as those areas will get very dirty.

Consider the Durability

When it comes to purchasing flooring, cheaper is only sometimes better. Flooring gets a lot of abuse. If you do not invest in good quality flooring that can withstand abuse for years, you will replace it again soon. This will cost even more.

Durability becomes an even more significant concern if you have pets or children living in the home.

You will also want to consider what the flooring will be exposed to in certain rooms. For instance, the flooring in a bathroom and kitchen needs to be water-resistant.

Consider the Size of the Room

The bigger the room, the easier you will want maintenance to be. You will quickly tire of the floor cleaning chores if you have a very large space with high-maintenance flooring. It is better to go with low-maintenance options for large spaces.

You will also want to consider how smaller rooms benefit from lighter-colored flooring so that the space does not feel claustrophobic.

Consider Adaptability

Choosing flooring styles or colors that are not easily adaptable to changing tastes may be a bad idea. For instance, if you choose bold black and white tiles for a room, you may feel differently about it in a few years. Bold colors or designs only sometimes lend themselves to easy adaptability should your style or tastes change in the future.

An interior designer will often recommend that you create an easily adaptable space by choosing colors and styles that are more neutral and will go with many different types of color schemes and styles. This gives you more flexibility in the future to change the room if you like.

Consider Maintenance

This was mentioned above, but overall, you should consider the amount of maintenance you are willing to do to your floor regularly. If you wish to spend less time on floor cleaning and maintenance, you should opt for flooring choices with little to no maintenance. Please be sure to get all the details on the flooring materials you are considering so you have a good idea of how much care it will need.