Choosing the right flooring entails more than just looking for the most attractive product. Below are some of the factors you need to consider to choose the right flooring.
Are you going to be setting up your floor in a high-moisture content area? If that is the case, then you need to look at flooring that’s suitable for medium- or high-moisture surroundings like vinyl tile, porcelain tile, ceramic, or concrete. However, if moisture isn’t an issue, you can still look at other flooring options.
Perhaps you have a pet. If so, you’ll need a wear-resistant floor. Note that various flooring that seems to be resistant to wear is actually not. For example, site-finished solid hardwood easily scratches. Its only saving grace is that you could sand out its scratches.
More durable flooring options include porcelain or ceramic tile, plank vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, and carpeting.
The money you wish to spend will also determine the flooring options you can choose from. You should always choose the right flooring for your budget.
With a budget of less than 2 dollars per square footage, you can find options like laminate flooring, porcelain tile, ceramic tile and sheet flooring.
If you are looking for something more luxurious, then you’ll have to up your budget. A budget of about 2 to 5 dollars per square footage is sufficient for more luxurious flooring options such as engineered wood or solid hardwood flooring. Also, the high-quality vinyl tile and more eye-catching laminate flooring fall within this range.
- Maintenance levels
We all would want low-maintenance floors. Any sort of hardy (vinyl) flooring is very likely low-maintenance e.g. plank, sheet, or tile. Another low-maintenance option is laminate flooring although it requires special cleaning techniques. Cleaning a laminate floor using a wet mop will destroy it, and so you are required to either use a swifter wet jet or an extremely soggy mop.
If you are going to install your floor yourself, you should choose the right flooring for you i.e. the floor you can install. If you are going to get experts to do the installation for you, then you can choose any flooring option you want.
Once you’ve have taken all the factors above into consideration, choose the right flooring and contact us at Continental Flooring to install it quickly and efficiently for you.