Identify Your Style Preferences
Depending on the flooring material you choose, your investment can last anywhere from several years to a lifetime, making it all the more important to ensure you love the way it looks. As a starting point, identify your style preferences and desired features for your home’s new flooring by asking yourself questions like:
- Which rooms are best suited for installing laminate, vinyl, tile, or hardwood flooring?
- Where will you prefer carpeting and rugs?
- Which colors complement the existing décor, including wall colors, furniture, and woodwork?
- What kind of finish do you prefer for hard floors – a high-gloss gleam or a sleek matte look?
- If you choose carpet, should you select a lush, deep pile, or a shorter option? Will you prefer a textured cut, twist, loop, or patterned carpet?
Consider Your Lifestyle
Once you have an idea of what your floor should look like, you can narrow down your options even further by taking your lifestyle into account. Whether you have pets, kids, or a clumsy habit of dropping kitchenware, you’ll need to ensure that your new floor is durable enough to handle the demands of your daily life – not to mention being easy to clean and maintain. You should also consider the traffic patterns of the rooms you’re planning to install flooring in so you can pick the right level of durability for your most-traveled areas.
Finally, think about your home’s moisture levels and how each material might interact with them. For instance, a hardwood or laminate floor may be most suitable for living areas, dining rooms, and even kitchens, where humidity is rarely a factor. However, bathrooms and indoor spa areas would benefit most from tile or vinyl, which are both suited for medium- or high-moisture settings.
Stick to Your Budget
For many homeowners, available budget is the biggest factor in choosing new flooring. Many flooring products are priced per square foot, meaning you’ll need accurate measurements of your space for the best estimate. From there, you can take your other preferences and needs into account to slim down your list of options even more. Generally, carpet, laminate, and vinyl can please any budget, while hardwood and tile often prove to be worth the extra investment.
Turn to Trusted Professionals
While it’s possible to install your own flooring, a vast majority of homeowners find it much easier to work with an experienced team of professionals. Doing so ensures more accurate measurements, top-quality products, and expert installation that will look beautiful and perform as expected for years to come.
If you have more questions about choosing the best home flooring, contact Aroma’z Flooring today. We are fully licensed to serve homeowners across the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York Tri-State Area and offer free estimates and consultations for every job. To learn more or request a consultation, call our Mercerville, NJ location at 609-587-2656, or reach our Cinnaminson location at 856-314-8397 today.