One of the first and most important choices that any new homeowner has to make is choosing the floor for their new home. It is, after all, one of the most basic decisions that just has to be made when building a new home or going through a renovation. It is not something that can or should be ignored as the flooring kind of underpins everything, regardless of the room you are renovating. It is always there, underneath everything. That is why it is so important to get it right so you won’t have to repair or replace it any time soon. But how do you choose the right floor for a room?
Well, there are a many considerations that you have to take into account, especially if you’re trying to make the floor feel like it is a part of the design. It does cover a lot of space so making sure the flooring fits within the styling of your home is going to add a lot of value and make the whole design much more cohesive. We have focused on answering three important questions that you should ask yourself before deciding on a new floor for any part of your home.
1. Will the room be exposed to humidity?
One of the first questions that you need to answer is whether or not the room you’re renovating will have contact with water or higher humidity than usual. If that’s not the case, you will have a broader selection of floor types to choose for that room as opposed to choosing a floor for a room such as the kitchen or the bathroom – rooms that see water and spillages quite often. The floor that you choose will have to be able to withstand humidity.
2. Will there be a carpet covering the floor?
If you’re choosing a floor that will always be exposed and won’t be covered by a carpet, you will need the kind of floor that is the hardest to scratch if you’re going to be walking directly over it the whole time. A good example for this purpose is laminate flooring which is a long-lasting and pretty much scratch-proof type of wood flooring. Looking at some free flooring samples is a great way to picture the way your floor might look with and without carpet.
3. How much do you want to spend?
Perhaps this is the first question that you need to answer because if any floor type is outside of your budget, then there’s no purpose in going over the details about it, but you should inform yourself on the price of different types of flooring. There are some drastic differences in the prices between seemingly similar types of floors, especially between the types of hardwood floors.
After you create a better picture of the use case and expectations for your new floor, you can begin your search for the proper floor type and design.