When you’re looking to improve the value of your home while making it more enjoyable to live in, upgrading your floors may be just the project for you! New flooring can make your home more appealing to new buyers, but it may just make it more comfortable too. Depending on the condition and type of flooring your home currently has and a few other factors, you may need to consider a few things before making any flooring decisions. Today we’ll walk you through some of the most important questions to consider before you invest in your new flooring.
What will the average usage look like?
Depending on the location and usage of the floor you are replacing, you may need to consider different options. Bedrooms, for instance, are not often subject to moisture and depending on if you have children, they may not be subjected to heavy wear. Meanwhile, kitchens and bathrooms are areas where there will be heavy usage and damp conditions. These factors can help narrow down your flooring options substantially.
Will your climate have an effect?
If you live in a dry climate versus a moist one, you may find that different options will be better suited. In moist conditions, you may find that wood and carpet will need to be replaced more frequently while tile thrives.
What kind of maintenance will you be willing to do?
Many homeowners forget that different types of flooring require different types of care. Wood and stone flooring, for instance, will need to be treated and cleaned to keep it in good condition. Meanwhile, the carpet will need to be vacuumed regularly and deep cleaned every so often to remove dirt and debris that can cause early signs of wear. Depending on how willing you are to maintain your floors, you may find that one type of flooring over another will be better suited to you.
Are there any allergies to consider?
Different flooring can present various health concerns to those in your home. Carpet is an obvious target as it holds pollen, dust, and dander and can cause those with allergies to suffer from worsened symptoms. While most other flooring is well suited to those with allergies, some composites, and chemicals used to treat flooring can cause allergic reactions to those with sensitivities, if you have concerns about allergies you may need to further research each potential material.
Questions? RPS Flooring is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to care for your hardwood floors, we here at RPS Flooring are here to help. Our trained professionals will answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Give us a call or come and visit our showroom to check out our selection of commercial and residential flooring options. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.