How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your Home

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Home: It’s where the heart is, and also your busy, active family, some pets, and all the messes these humans and animals bring with them. Or maybe your home is a little quieter, but it’s still the place where you occasionally drop a glass of red wine. Regardless of who, or what, lives in your home, you need the right flooring to meet you and/or your family’s needs, so you can get lasting durability and the style you love.

But, when it comes to choosing the right flooring, there are a lot of decisions you’re faced with. With so many options on the market today, how can you select the flooring that’s right for you? Here are some top tips to help make the selection process smoother and pain-free!

Consider Your Lifestyle

If your home is bursting at the seams with dogs, little kids, and active teenagers, you’re going to need flooring that can handle messes and wear and tear. If carpeting is what you’re interested in, look for high quality, heavier duty carpets that are able to withstand a high volume of traffic and possible spills. If you prefer hard floors, look for flooring that is darker, and choose vinyl and tile options that are well-made and ultra-sturdy. Wood floors can also be a good choice and offer the most durability but at slightly higher prices.

Think about the Room

Not all rooms are suited to all types of flooring. For instance, if you’re upgrading your bathroom or laundry room floors, hardwood might not be the best option. This is because wood can warp when exposed to moisture. Carpet would also be a poor choice in a bathroom, as it can become damaged or even mildew when exposed to water. Consider vinyl, laminate, or tile flooring for a bathroom or a laundry room.

For bedrooms, many people like a softer surface than a hard floor can provide. That’s where carpet comes in. It can be a great choice in a bedroom as not only is it warmer and cozier when you get out of bed in the morning, but it’s also more insulated and can make rooms quieter.

Whatever room you are looking to upgrade, think about the damages that can occur and what the room is used for as you consider your flooring options.

Factor in Your Budget

Budget is another important factor to consider when thinking about your flooring options. Not all flooring comes with the same price tag. In fact, they can vary widely in price. For example, hardwood floors can be quite pricey, while laminate and vinyl are typically cheaper. Manufactured wood can also be cheaper, while tile options fall somewhere in the middle. Obviously, all of this can be greatly affected by how large the room is and the style or design of the material you choose.

If you need help choosing the flooring of your dreams or are in need of an estimate, contact Ottawa Diamond Flooring today!