So many flooring choices, so little time to research which looks good, feels good and lasts. It can be expensive and time-consuming to replace your home’s floors, so you’ll want to do quite a bit of research before jumping into the buying and installation process.
Here are some tips for choosing the right flooring for your home:
Consider your home’s layout when going through this process. If you have an open floor plan, for example, using the same flooring throughout the space will create a clean, continuous appearance. Hardwood floors are a great goof-proof option, equally at home in classic and contemporary abodes.
Don’t forget to keep the local climate in mind. Damp, humid weather can shorten a floor’s lifespan (did you know that hardwood can warp?). Properly sealed, concrete flooring is a tough, good-looking choice.
Air Quality and Comfort
When evaluating flooring for rooms where you plan to spend lots of time sitting, consider comfortable flooring materials. Cork hits the comfort and environmental-friendly trifecta: it’s a treat for feet, it’s great for indoor health, and it’s sustainably harvested.
Carpeting is great for maximizing comfort, and it can cost much less than other types of flooring. New fiber technologies have made carpet more durable, eco-friendly, and stain resistant, so don’t rule it out.