Homeowners in the midst of planning a home improvement project have multiple decisions to make. It can become overwhelming quickly, sometimes even derailing a project altogether. If your current or future home improvement project includes new flooring, you can narrow down your choices by looking at flooring that suits the project and your own personal style. Here are just a few questions to consider as you get started.
What is the purpose of the room?
Considering a floor’s function can be especially helpful when choosing a flooring option. For example, if you are seeking a cozy bedroom, carpeting can offer comfort and may be a better decision than vinyl. However, if you are seeking flooring for your bathroom, carpeting is certainly not a wise decision. Vinyl, laminate, or tile would be best to handle water exposure.
Where is the room in the home?
Floors take a beating, especially in high traffic areas like the living room or kitchen. Your flooring choices should be able to withstand the busy feet that walk on it. While all flooring options are durable, there are some that are lower maintenance. For example, consider laminate flooring or vinyl in a busy mudroom and leave delicate hardwoods for other parts of the home.
What is the room’s style?
Flooring can be versatile, becoming the star of a room or a supporting element. As you design your room, consider what style you are hoping for and find a flooring that suits it. An intricate tile design, for example, can be the focal part of a bathroom while a classic hardwood floor adds understated elegance to a traditional living room or hall.
What do you like?
When it comes down to it, you are the one that lives in your home and the one that should love it! Take the pressure off yourself by trying to make choices that you enjoy instead of choices that would make your home a candidate for a magazine shoot.
Are you ready to start searching for flooring that you love for your next project? Consult with the team at Value Discount Flooring; our designers have years of experience working with homeowners just like you. We offer beautiful flooring options that won’t break your budget. Let’s get started together.