When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, many might just go for visual appearance. Though, as tempting as that might seem it’s important to take practicality into account before making a final decision on your purchase. It’s common place to focus on how a floor covering looks and forget how it will wear. Floors must withstand your lifestyle- they get nicked by shoes, crusted by muddy boots and damaged by moving furniture. Even sunlight, moisture, pets, stains, spills, and childhood accidents all leave marks. So, with that in mind, it is important to know the pros and cons when it comes to choose the right flooring for you.
The Right Floor for You
- Hardwood Floors: This flooring option is stylish as well as durable. Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain and restore, and it can also be styled and stained to complement every taste. The downside to solid hardwood is that it’s highly susceptible to water damage. Also, softer varieties may scratch easily, making them less practical for households with dogs and kids. Not to mention it’s one of the most expensive options available.
- Carpet: Carpet is comfortable and easy to care for, making it a popular choice for bedrooms and living areas. One benefit of carpet is that there are many styles, colors, and textures to choose from. Another is that it provides increased insulation and helps to minimize sound, though carpets remain very vulnerable to stains and water damage.
- Vinyl Flooring. A major benefit for vinyl floors is that they wear well and are resistant to water and stains. Another is that there are a variety of modern and stylish options to choose from, many of which are easy to install and repair. The downside for this option is that they are susceptible to peeling and tearing. Also, while highly practical, the materials will do nothing to increase the resale value of your home.
Ultimately, the best flooring for your project will depend on your budget and lifestyle. Give careful consideration to how you’ll use the room in which you’re installing flooring, how much you’re willing to spend up front, as well as to how much effort you’re willing to put into ongoing maintenance. With so many options available, you’re sure to find the perfect flooring for your project.
Whatever Type of Flooring You Choose, Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is Ready to Install!
Whatever choice you make, we have the materials and know-how to help you get your dream floor! Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is happy to provide our customers with top-notch service to meet any and all of their flooring needs. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an appointment today or give us a call at 410-667-0620 so we can keep your carpet looking great for years to come. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Google+.