How to Choose the Right Flooring

How to Choose the Right Flooring

BY Theresa Ulrich On

Flooring has a major role in the look, feel and functionality of your home. From the classic hardwood to the more trendy concrete. exploring flooring options to find the best surface for your lifestyle and budget.

Whether doing yoga in the den, hosting a dinner party in the dining room, or entertaining the neighborhood kids in the kitchen,choosing a surface underfoot that’s comfortable and durable is important.

Since the floor is usually the largest surface in a room, it lays the foundation for the entire look of the space—color, style, texture, and pattern. Putting in new floor can be a big investment, so you want a surface that will last for years. Floor choice is about balancing your needs with your style. Here are some considerations to help you pick.

Think about your style. Think about which floor textures appeal to you: the rich grain of hardwood, luxuriously thick carpet or the sleek lines of tile. Also take into account the current décor of the home, too. you will want to choose floors that complement the furniture and accessories you have now.

Consider your lifestyle. Think about the use of the room. Are you an avid cook who spends hours standing at the stove? Then you may want to skip the tile, which can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods. Do your kids leave puddles of water on the bathroom floor? Then you may want to go for tile, which can stand up to water. If you have pets who track mud into the front hall, think concrete, the floor you choose will need to be able to stand up to the wear and tear and accommodate your activities.


Consider your budget. Keep in mind that along with the cost of the floor material, you may need to incorporate the cost of underlayment, delivery, and installation, as well as removal and disposal of your previous flooring. Remember to factor in additional materials such as baseboards, stains, or adhesives.

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