Floors can be pricey – you’d want to get the best ones. To help you do this, we discussed everything you should consider.
Not all types of floors were made the same. You may live in an environment that is very humid. You might want to get wooden floors installed, but something made from tile would be a better choice. It’d be more resistant to moisture.
Overall, materials like concrete and vinyl would be able to handle humidity the best.
Let’s say you go for options that weren’t made to handle water in the air. Would this be a bad thing? Not really – they would just degrade a bit faster than counterparts.
Most families have pets. Compared to cats, dogs have super sharp nails. The floor in your house may be too delicate to handle the constant scratching. Good examples would be tiles. With some polishing, you should be able to buffer out any scruffs, though.
Hardwood can scratch easily too. Unlike tiles, you won’t be able to polish it. However, sanding the surface down can be done.
If you have pets around, fur is something you’ll have to deal with. Textured floors might not be good ideas; fur would be trapped in them.
If you don’t have the largest budget, you could install the floors yourself. It would cut the cost of things by half or even more. Of course, this can’t be done for everything. If you’re interested in something like tile, you could do the installation yourself. This is also true for laminate and vinyl options.
Speaking of laminate floors, they are incredibly affordable. If you look around, you would be able to get options that look a lot like more expensive hardwood.
In line with the above point, how much area you have to cover would affect how much you’d have to spend. The larger the area, the more materials you’ll need.
Your house probably has two stories. Don’t do both. You can do the other when you have the cash. Be wise with the rooms you’ll be doing too. If you’re on a budget but want drift wood flooring, placing the wood anywhere but the bedrooms would be wise. You wouldn’t be wasting cash, as the chances of anyone seeing the floor in your bedroom would be low.
No one likes cleaning up more than they should. There are some floors that are easier to clean than others. Vinyl takes almost no effort to clean. In fact, nothing sticks to it. You could wipe the surface and see any muck disappear.
To sum things up, there is a lot you’ll have to consider when thinking of buying floors. One of the most important is your budget. Some options would be more expensive than others. The squarer footage you have to cover, the more you’ll have to spend. Generally, hardwood floors are the priciest. But they make houses look the best.