Choosing the right flooring material for your home is an important decision. Whether you’re replacing the floor of a single room or putting down new floors throughout your home, making the right choice can seem overwhelming. You will need flooring that works best for your home, family, and style of daily living. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you choose the perfect floor.
Consider the Room
There are no hard and fast rules about what type of flooring should go in a room, but certain styles are better equipped for certain rooms. What will the room be used for? A playroom or area where a significant amount of time will be spent on the floor may call for carpet or a softer hard floor, like vinyl. Do you want the room to feel cozy or more formal? These are just a couple of things to think about when designing your floor.
What is your home like on a day-to-day basis? If you have pets or kids you will likely want scratch-resistant floorings, such as vinyl or laminate. You’ll need to think about how much time you have to expend on cleaning and maintaining your floors. Carpets hold on to dirt and allergens and need to be vacuumed several times a week and period shampooing which can take up an entire day.
Discussing finances is a necessity when making a major purchase for your home. You don’t want to settle for a floor you dislike but you also don’t want to break the bank. The professionals at Richmond Decorating can help you find a floor you love at a price you like. Be sure to factor in the cost of installation, as well.
The perfect floor does not exist, but you can get pretty close when your family decides on which floors meet your expectations most closely. Comfort, durability, and the amount of routine maintenance are the most frequently considered aspects when purchasing flooring. There’s nothing quite like the feel of plush carpet on bare feet, and it’s great for helping protect little ones who are learning to walk. Carpet is also quick to show wear, and lighter colors can appear dingy over time. High-traffic areas of your home are best suited for tile, vinyl, or laminate flooring. Rooms that incur moisture, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms would benefit from a waterproof type of flooring. Routine maintenance is more labor-intensive with the carpet but hardwood floors require a fair amount of preventative maintenance to protect from scratches and scuffs.
Now that you what to take into consideration we invite you to visit us at one of our two convenient locations in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia. You can also request a quote on our website. We are happy to serve the areas of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA, and look forward to having you become a satisfied customer.