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Important Things to Consider Before Choosing a Flooring Solution

Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking at Flooring Options
04 15 20 DuncanFlooringBlog BY

Installing a new flooring solution in your home requires careful thought and consideration. It is important to find a material that suits your space well, is suitable for your lifestyle, and more. To help you on your journey, the DUNCAN  Flooring Specialist professionals have compiled a list of essential questions for you to ask yourself before finalizing your decision. 

What Space is Getting New Floors?

Are you planning on installing flooring solutions in multiple rooms or focusing on one? Knowing the location will help you determine the style of flooring that is best suited for that space. For example, if you’re looking for a flooring material for your living room, you may want something like carpet, that is soft and a natural insulator. If you’re looking to replace your kitchen flooring, you may want to consider tile or another material that is stain resistant or doesn’t scratch. 

What Flooring Styles Do I Like?

A good aesthetic is important! Your flooring solution should flow with the design of the room. There may be several options for you to choose from, so you must determine what style you favor over others. Color, texture, and pattern may influence your choice. 

How Much Can I Spend?

Budget, budget, budget is always important.  During this particular time, it is especially important to make an informed decision that you won’t regret later. Sticking to your budget is key and luckily, there is a wide selection of flooring solutions on the market that won’t break the bank. For instance, you can get the look of expensive hardwood floors with laminate. Laminate wood flooring is made from multiple layers of synthetic materials, allowing it to imitate the natural appearance of real hardwood without the high cost. Another cost-effective flooring solution is vinyl. Vinyl mimics the look and feel of real slate, ceramic tile or hardwood floor and is much warmer to walk on. Whatever flooring solution you are considering, make sure it is budget-friendly but still of good quality. 

What Solution is Best for the Climate I Live In?

Do you live somewhere where it is hot and humid or mostly cold throughout the year? The climate you live in can help you determine which flooring solution is best. A flooring expert at DUNCAN Flooring Specialist can advise you on what solutions are most effective given where you live. 

What Factors are Important to Me?

There are many different factors to take into account when deciding on a flooring solution. These include ease of maintenance, ease of installation, ease of cleaning, durability, longevity, comfortability, affordability, and if it is available in different colors, shapes, textures, patterns, and sizes. You may also find that you want something that is scratch resistant, water resistant, chip resistant, or stain resistant.  

Do I Need a Pet-Friendly Solution?

If you have pets, it is important to choose a material that is pet-friendly in order to prevent damage from claws, toys, and various messes to your new flooring. Some quality pet-friendly flooring solutions include vinyl, stone tile, cork, ceramic tile, carpet, and bamboo. 

Get Help From the Professionals at DUNCAN Flooring Specialist

Asking yourself these questions will help you feel confident in choosing the right flooring solution for your space. If you are feeling overwhelmed, the professionals at DUNCAN Flooring Specialist are here to help! We will guide you through our available selection, help you narrow down your search based on your style and needs, and ultimately be there when you make your final decision. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and bring your vision to life.

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