Your flooring impacts the overall aesthetic appeal, functionality, and feel of your home. The ideal flooring option depends on your overall lifestyle, personal style, and preferences. If you’re unsure how to go about, a flooring specialist could help you make the right decision.
Here are a few factors that you must take into account:
The first question you need to ask yourself is whether you live in a high moisture area. If the moisture content is medium to high, your options would include ceramic, concrete porcelain tile, or vinyl. On the other hand, if moisture isn’t a limiting factor, your choices are not limited.
If you have pets, you would want to invest in flooring that offers high wear resistance. Don’t fall for options like site-finished hardwood. It looks wear-resistant but can scratch very easily. However, you can get your flooring service to sand out the scratches. Standard pet-friendly options include laminate flooring, porcelain tiles, plank vinyl flooring, and carpeting. If you don’t have pets, durability isn’t a problem.
Flooring budget is usually measured in terms of square footage. Laminate flooring is by far the most cost-effective option with the price hovering around $2.00 and less. However, porcelain tiles are more gorgeous options. You could find all three of these options for this price range.
If you can spend around $2–$5 per square foot, you can get your hands on engineered wood flooring, vinyl tiles, or solid hardwood. As you go up and touch options that cost over $5, you can aim for some exotic hardwood. Other premium priced flooring options include mahogany, cherry, Kempas, Brazilian, and IPE. You can also choose luxury vinyl flooring.
Is floor maintenance your primary concern? If yes, then any form of vinyl flooring would work best. Whether you have tile, plank, or sheet flooring, maintenance is easy as a breeze. Similarly, laminate flooring is also a good choice. All you need is a damp mop and some basic effort.
Similarly, if you’re not too big on upkeep and have a high-traffic living room, solid hardwood isn’t for you. Keep those covered with runners or rugs instead.
New Day Floors LLC would love to help you out if you need consultation. Our services include vinyl flooring, laminated flooring, porcelain tile flooring, and WPC flooring. Take a detailed look at the services if you’re based in San Antonio.