Consider these Factors when Choosing Flooring for Your Home

 

The flooring is an important part of any house. It not only takes up most of the space, but it also has to bear the weight of furniture and the foot traffic demands while maintaining its beauty. Deciding on the type of material depends on a number of factors including the design of the house, the ages of the people living there, and the budget.

Use the following factors to help you decide on the best flooring for your home.

Foot Traffic

Your lifestyle should play an important role in the type of flooring you use at home. If there are a lot of people going and coming, there are children or you have pets, you need to have flooring that is sturdy and that can take a beating. Good choices for homes where the floor will need to be tough include vinyl, ceramic tiles, and wood. Decorative concrete is also a great choice.

Durability

One quality that flooring needs to have is durability. When thinking about this aspect of flooring material you also need to consider the climate in the area. Damp and moisture can be hard on wood and cork, while ceramic tile and concrete can stand up pretty well to water. Concrete is lo able to stand up pretty well to stains and heavy use.

Maintenance

If you do not have the time or the resources to spend on maintaining your floor, you should consider option such as vinyl, ceramic tiles and even decorative concrete. Hardwood, on the other hand needs to be taken care of, especially if foot traffic is high.

Cost

The type of flooring material and the size of your home can make the cost quite hefty. In addition to the cost of the material, there is the installation cost. Depending on the experience of the person doing the installation, this can be double the cost of the material itself.

Environmentally Friendly

If you want to help reduce the carbon footprint, you should consider an eco-friendly flooring material for your home. Some of the choices include glass tiles, cork, bamboo, concrete, linoleum, and rubber.

Architectural Style

The style of your house should be considered when choosing flooring material. For example, if your home is in sections or has different levels, using different types of flooring can be aesthetically appealing. However, an open-plan house may be better suited to one flooring option throughout.

Change it as Needed

The good thing about flooring is that it can be replaced if you have the resources to do so. Even if you plan on selecting your flooring yourself, get give us a call at 802-862-4754 and we will help you with the selection of your new flooring material. This way you can prevent a lot of frustration later on by having one of our builders help with material selection. For example, we can tell you the pros and cons of the different types of flooring material on the market.