Selecting new home flooring is more often than not a difficult decision to make. Homeowners find themselves not knowing where to start, what to prioritize, and when they have made the right decision. Choosing new home flooring can and should be a fun and exciting experience, but required careful deliberation and planning all the same. By asking yourself the following three questions, this could start helping you make your new home flooring choices that will give you satisfaction in the long-run.
What is my budget?
One aspect of any home improvement project or purchase you cannot overlook is the budget. Determining how much you can and are willing to pay for new home flooring will primarily dictate the quality of flooring you can get, and thus limits your selection. You will also need to factor in the square footage of the room or rooms you are re-doing, the cost for a professional installation job, and perhaps miscellaneous or unexpected expenses that come up. This may include needing to dine out for a few nights while the flooring gets done, or accidentally not ordering enough carpet or tiles to cover your floors. While people try to find ways to save money on flooring, skimping on prices and quality can actually cause more expensive issues down the line, so budget realistically and wisely.
How are my subfloors?
As part of the installation process, as well as figuring out budgeting, you should assess the quality of your subfloors and determine if they need work before proceeding to your actual floor coverings. The subfloor and underlayments are integral to the quality installation and longevity of your new home flooring. Subflooring typically ensures the floor surface is level and stable, while underlayments serve as an additional noise or moisture-controlling layer. Your project and budget should account for any necessary repairs and renovations to bring your subfloors and underlayments to standard before installing your actual new floors on top.
How does the room’s purpose influence my choice?
It can be easy to get caught up in the latest flooring trends or what you have your eye on, but aesthetics should not be the sole determiner for your new home flooring. Instead, you need to consider the purpose of the room or location in your home, and how your use of the space will influence your choice in floor coverings. In dining areas, you may be looking for something stylish but able to withstand regular cleaning related to food and drink messes. Family rooms and bedrooms prioritize comfort, so plush carpet may be the way to go. Mudrooms and laundry rooms are probably better off with tiles or laminate flooring. The flooring you choose for a finished basement can guide whether the space becomes a home office or another living area.
RPS Flooring is Here to Help
Is your home or commercial building in need of new floors? RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers has over two decades of experience providing residential and commercial flooring throughout Maryland. Give us a call, or come and visit our showroom to check out our expansive selection. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.