With so many different types of flooring, it can be challenging to pick a new floor. How do you choose? You need to consider factors like where are installing the new flooring, how durable does it need to be and are you going to install it yourself. Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide.
Where are you installing your new flooring?
- In a bathroom or basement? You’ll need a floor that can handle moisture.
- In a bedrooms or anywhere else.? You can choose any time of flooring.
What kind of durability do you need?
Children and pets are hard on floors. With them, you’ll need floors with high durability like a laminate. If you don’t have children or pets, you can choose any type of flooring.
What is your budget?
How much are you willing to spend on your flooring. If you want the best flooring, you can get exotic hardwoods. If your budget is limited, you may want to consider laminate flooring.
Are you going to install it yourself?
- Yes. Laminate and glue-down engineered floors are your best options.
- No. Most flooring stores can help you find an installer or do the installation for you.
Do you want easy to maintain floor?
- Yes. Laminate flooring is easy to maintain. You can use a mop to keep the floor clean.
- No. Solid and Engineered floor can get scratches, which requires maintenance. With Solid flooring, you can sand down scratches. Engineered floors require a bit more effort to fix scratches.
Choosing a new floor shouldn’t be hard. By considering how and where you are going to use your floor, you should be able to choose between the different types of flooring available to you.