One of the most important decisions when you refurbish your home is choosing the right type of floor.
No, it’s not just about cost. There are many types of homes on the market, and in each category, you'll find even different designs, materials, prices and brands. It is therefore important to take time to find the perfect floor for your home, one that fits your needs and tastes and makes you and your family feel comfortable.
These are some factors you should consider when renovating your floor:
What’s its purpose going to be?
The first thing to consider is whether you’ll be using the same floor throughout the entire house or whether it will be different in each room. Think of each specific environment. If you plan on replacing the kitchen floor, do you use a lot? A cold ceramic floor might not be the best option. Do you live in a cold area? Perhaps carpet flooring in your bedrooms is the best option. Does your hall get overused? A material that is not easily worn out like concrete might be a good option.
What’s your budget?
Floor prices vary significantly. Beside low quality carpets, laminated flooring are generally the most economical option but these materials are not as durable. Certain varieties of stone floors can be quite expensive, but they will last you a lifetime. Your best option is to walk into a number of specialized flooring stores and compare materials, brands and prices.
What type of style are you after?
Believe it or not, different types of floor match different décor styles. For example, carpet floors are not very common in houses where minimalist themes dominate. Instead cement or stone floors are most popular. To create a contemporary or rustic look, wooden floors are your best option. If you prefer to go for environmentally friendly styling, bamboo floors are the sustainable flooring option for you. Ceramic floors blend well with classic and traditional styles such as Mediterranean or Victorian.
Who will install it?
Who is going to install the floor is also an important factor to take into account. If you think you might give it a go, please consider your experience (or lack thereof) and which type of flooring can be installed without too much difficulty. Also remember to add the cost of tools you are going to need, the fact that you will most probably have to take time off work. If you decide to rely on a professional installer, make sure to ask for a full quote beforehand and read the small print.
For any questions you may have on flooring for your new or existing home, talk to the expert team at LB Handyman on Demand on 1-800-408-9372.