Whether you wish to install new flooring throughout your whole house or just one or two rooms, there are some important considerations to keep in mind before making your decision on flooring type. There are so many flooring choices available to you, from hardwood to tile.
Make Sure it Gels With Your Personal Tastes
When settling on new flooring, make sure it fits in well with your lifestyle and personal taste. You should truly love the flooring you choose, so think long and hard about what makes you happy and will ensure your comfort going forward. Consider longevity, as well. Hardwood floors, for example, can last between 50 and 100 years if cared for well. How long do you plan on living in the home? This will have an impact on what type of investment you want to make.
You may want to steer clear of fashionable, trendy choices. If you choose the latest hot color or modern trend, these floors could become dated in just a few years. You’re shelling out too much money for this to happen! Still, you don’t have to be too cautious or conservative. Take a bold step if you want to, just be careful of jumping on the trend bandwagon. Take the time to compare and contrast with your current color palette.
Wear and Tear
Think about the flooring’s durability. What kind of stress will you be subjecting it to? Will it be located in high traffic areas? Do you have children and pets? Or will it be located in a more formal room that doesn’t see as much use? Will it be installed in a moisture-prone area, such as the kitchen, bathroom or side entrance? If you’re thinking of hardwood, remember that it tends to warp in high-moisture places over time.
Consider comfort level as well, especially if you plan to install the new floors in a main living room or kids’ room.
Material is another important consideration. For example, ceramic tile can get quite cold during winter, and hard stone can be tough to stand on for long periods of time, doing a number on your joints. In terms of popularity, value and beauty, hardwood floors still take the top spot, but other materials are gaining in popularity as well, such as luxury vinyl plank floors, concrete, laminate, vinyl, and even linoleum.
Of course, your budget will play a large role in the type of flooring you ultimately choose. If your house lies within the medium or low-value range, go with a more budget-friendly material. A high-end luxurious floor installed within an average home can expose all the weaknesses and flaws around it. Plus, when and if you go to sell your house, you may have a tough time if the floor is expensive and gorgeous but the rest of the house is just so-so.
Contact Designer Wood Flooring
To get help choosing the best flooring for you in San Antonio, and learn which floors work best for this climate, contact us in San Antonio at 830-228-4866.