How to Choose the Right Flooring for You Pt. 2

Now that we’ve covered some logistical considerations about floor buying in our previous post, we’re ready to start discussing some of the look and feel considerations that clients look at.

Appearance

One of the wonderful things about flooring your home in the modern day and age is that specific looks are no longer necessarily correlated with specific floor types. By this, we mean, if you want the look of a deep oak floor or a checkered tile, but you don’t want to worry about the maintenance, you can now replicate that look in vinyl or laminate!

The rest of the discussion about falls into the apparent quality you’re looking for, and what will compliment the area that you’re installing the floor in, unless you plan to replace all of your furniture, your cabinetry, and possibly repaint. This being said, they by no means have to match exactly.

If you want to do a little mixing and matching of different styles, textures or patterns, and you’re not confident on what you want, please feel free to stop by our showroom! We have plenty of large size swatches that you can use to bring home to test a specific look.

Here are a few tips for finding complimenting tones:

  1.  If you’re trying to match natural wood cabinets, pick a color that is in the different shades of the wood but not the most prominent of colors.
  2. You can follow the same over all tone of the room by picking a neutral color that matches the same level of warmth/coolness, or depth.
  3.  If you’re unsure, go for a muted or neutral color or better yet- give us a call! We’re more than happy to help.

Texture 

Another thing to consider when picking out flooring is how that floor will feel to walk or stand on. Some customers find that ceramic tile is hard on their feet and therefore end up wearing their shoes inside, some don’t like the texture of carpet, and some absolutely love both. This truly comes down to a matter of personal preference.

Of course, that being said, any hard floor texture can be mitigated and softened with an area rug.

Hardwood or manufactured wood is popular both look and texture considerations. The classic look is well-loved and comes in many different tones to match many different homes.

We know this was a lot to cover, we hope this helped you decide what is the best flooring for your home. We know it is not an easy decision, but rest assured that our experienced team is here to help. Give us a call or stop on down!

 

P.S. In case you missed it, there is a part 1 in this series which covers some other important logistics to consider and it is also worth a good read.

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