Before You Buy

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Things To Consider

Like many other home décor purchases, you may have a particular floor in mind but find yourself trading off one feature to get another that better suits your needs. It could be a matter of budget or functionality. We are offering the following points to consider before you begin the shopping process:

Analyze The Conditions Around Your Home 

Do you live in an area where there is a lot of sand? Sand can exaggerate wear on your floor and certain types of flooring perform better where sand is present. Do you have an asphalt driveway? Asphalt can be tracked off on certain floor coverings. Do you live in a very high humidity area? Humidity can effect certain floor coverings. Do you live in an area with a lot of red clay? It can effect the colors you use and how you track off dirt at your entry points.

Analyze The Current Flooring In Your Home

What will be under your new flooring? Many types of vinyl, for example, can be applied directly on top of old vinyl. However, some types of flooring require removal of old materials and/or sub-flooring work, which can increase your installation costs.

Consider Foot Traffic And Potential Wear

Do you have pets or kids? Certain types of flooring will resist scratching or picking from pet’s claws or resist staining better than others. Do you have a large family with young children and lots of traffic on your flooring?  And is the traffic consistently in the same direction and same footprint that will show wear more? What is the room used for?  Is there a door to the outside in the room?

Consider Your Performance Priorities

Do you want ease of maintenance above all else? Maybe you want a longer lasting floor or greater resistance to scratching. Sometimes it’s easier to evaluate the flooring that you are replacing and decide how the new flooring should be different.

Match Your Styling Preferences With Your Performance Needs

Today’s flooring choices often offer a variety of performance characteristics for any look you might want. For example, you may want a rustic stone look. You can get that look in ceramic tile, vinyl, or laminate flooring. Hardwood visuals are available in real hardwood, laminate, or vinyl flooring. What’s the style of your room- Contemporary, traditional, rustic? Do you want a casual room, a formal feel, or somewhere in between?

Determining Your Flooring Needs

Let us help you determine your flooring needs. Bring in your swatches, your room fabrics, and your paint colors.  Do you have a certain color in mind?  What colors are on the floor now?  Our design team members are trained in color and design-and can help guide you through the maze of flooring products. Let us help you find the right product to match your needs and budget, and have fun doing it.

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