1. Flooring color
When you’re looking to add new floors to your home, think about the decor you want to put in the room. Then, think about the clothing you tend to wear. What colors come up the most? For me, I tend to wear black, gray, navy blue, and purple. When I think about design and decor, I tend to gravitate toward teals, grey-blues, purples, and pops of color. When you look at the colors surround my style, you’ll notice a pattern, I like cool colors. Hopefully, when you think about this for yourself, you’ll find a pattern in the styles you like. If you like cool colors, think about going with gray toned floors, rather than black or tan. For warmer colors, think about the traditional rich browns, instead of the cherry and orange colors. Choosing these options give you a wide range of decor selections.
2. Flooring texture
The texture of your floors is important to think about because it can limit your design options in the future if you choose a dramatic finish. Choosing a high-gloss finish will limit your designs to a more modern feel and hand-scraped floors can limit you to a more country-home feel. Rather than limit yourself to one avenue, think about looking into the timeless smooth finish to match cool colors and a wire-brushed finish for the warmer colors.
3. Room traffic areas
When you are ready to make the investment and install hardwood floors, take a minute to pause the excitement. You want to think about the different style options you may want in the future. Your dream kitchen may be the center of every family event or it could be used just by you. If you’re looking to create a central area for the family, it may be best to look at another option. While hardwoods stand up great to foot traffic, they don’t do well with water and other spills. New engineered hardwoods and luxury vinyls are built to stand up to heavy traffic. New carpet fibers have made this flooring option an even better option for many areas in your home or business. With family, comes children, and we all know that with every ounce of cuteness, there is an ounce of messiness. Spills, skidding across the floor, and chasing pets can wreak havoc on those floors.
4. Flooring cost
Finally, the investment in floors for your home can range in price and depends on a variety of factors. Locally, floor run from $2/sq.ft. to $16/sq.ft. With the proper care, quality floors can last well over 25 years. On average, carpet normally lasts 10-15 years with the proper care, even though we all have that relative with carpet in their formal living room that’s over 40 years old. Assuming you’re actually going to be walking on your floors, hardwoods stand up against wear and tear at a much different rate than carpet and other flooring options. It may be worth the wait and the budget to upgrade to a better quality, even laminate and luxury vinyl are great options too.
When you’re ready to look at floors for your home, visit us at Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering. We know how to help you select the right floors for your home, and get you the best price for them in the process. While we love return customers, we want to see you happy with the investment you’ve made, and we know that the best way of showing us how much you love your floors is giving us a referral. We’re always happy to help create the home of your dreams!