Whether you are having a new home built and looking into flooring options or you want to spruce up your home for the holidays, we have some options for you! Let’s look at the pros and cons of some of our favorite flooring options.
Carpet flooring has been a staple in family homes since the first woven carpet mill opened in 1791 in Philadelphia, PA. Carpets are a great option when it comes to large homes. This type of flooring acts like another layer of insulation in your home by allowing heat or cool air to stay inside the home without seeping through the floor. It also helps reduce noises that can echo in larger rooms of your home. Carpet is durable and can last a long time with proper care. And to state the obvious, carpets can come in different textures from smooth to super plush carpeting like shag. This not only gives you and your family additional comfort but it also allows you to have different designing options in your home. The one drawback of carpeting is the maintenance. Depending on the level of traffic in your home, carpeting should be vacuumed every week, up to every other day. Spills must be removed quickly to prevent staining, mold, and mildew from forming on the padding. They will also need to be professionally cleaned once or twice a year to remove deep stains, dirt, and grime.
Hardwood flooring has been around for centuries in one form or another. But modern hardwood floors have quite a few pros and cons to it. Hardwood flooring does add resale value to your home and is also very durable with proper care. Hardwood flooring is easy to care for with regular sweeping and vacuuming as well as wiping with a wood cleaner. This flooring option is available in several types of stains, finishes, plank styles and sizes, and woods to make it completely customizable. Before installing hardwood, you should know that this flooring option does not handle noise or general wear very well. Hardwood does not absorb the noise of everyday life and can make an already noisy environment noisier. It is also not the best option for your pets as dog and cat nails could scratch the wood and their accidents could ruin it. Hardwood flooring is also an expensive option for your home.
Laminate flooring is easy to install with its “click and lock” style. It is easy to clean with sweeping and mopping with a damp mop. One of the downfalls of this flooring is the value. Although it may look like wood, this flooring doesn’t have the value wood flooring does. Laminate flooring is not a good option for areas that may get wet because it becomes extremely slippery. Laminate flooring is easily dented. Although it looks like wood, it cannot be sanded or refinished once it is scratched or gouged.
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When choosing a new hardwood flooring finish for your home, you should consider your home during the seasons and different times of the day. If your home is generally bright, it might be the best option to go for a satin or matte finish. But if your home is typically dark and you would like to brighten up the space, a semi-gloss option would help in your goal. For more information on hardwood flooring finishes, visit your hardwood specialists at Jim Boyd’s Flooring America!
Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry everything from carpeting and hardwood flooring, to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.