Things To Consider Before Purchasing A New Floor

Considering changing the floors in your home? Consideration is always the easiest step of the process.  Making a decision, however, is hard and is oftentimes difficult to accomplish. Having the right information in order to make that decision can be extremely important, especially when looking to avoid the wrong types of flooring or any additional costs.

While there are many great options out there for flooring, you need to know which is best for your home. We are here to help you put that information all together to give you your best flooring options available. We have compiled a list of several things everyone should consider before purchasing new room flooring.

Room’s Moisture Level- 

For moisture-prone, sub-level floors in rooms such as the bathroom, you’ll need flooring that can withstand a range of temperature changes and humidity. Tile and water-proof vinyl flooring options work very well in these high moisture areas.

Room’s Level of Traffic-

For your busy living spaces full of foot traffic, solid hardwood floors and water-proof plank options are durable and long-lasting, while porcelain tile is a highly durable tile option and is especially resistant to scratches and dents. Carpet tiles are also a good option for simplicity and longevity, and are easy to install and replace, especially for commercial spaces.

Room’s Level of Light-

Having good knowledge on how much direct sunlight your room gets can be critical to the type and longevity of your flooring material. If your rooms have many windows and high sun exposure, we recommend UV screens to protect the floor.  Direct sunlight can and will damage your floors eventually.

Kids and Pets-

Having pets and kids can bring a lot of wear and tear to your flooring. In order to minimize scratches, stains, odors and make cleaning easy, we recommend choosing floors made of tile, hardwood, or planks with a stone core, which are highly durable, anti-microbial and sound absorbing floors.


If you or your family have allergies, keeping a clean environment can be important to maintaining good overall health. Installing hard and flat flooring that is easy to clean is an excellent choice for those with allergies. 

Floors like cork and bamboo are also natural and allergy friendly options. If carpet is more of the style you are looking for, low-pile carpet is best as it’ll be the easiest type of carpet to maintain.  Anti-microbial carpets are becoming more popular with these current times.

Care and Maintenance-

Depending on the type of floor you choose to install, the amount of time spent on cleaning and level of maintenance varies. If the type of flooring you decide to go with is carpet, it should be vacuumed at least once a week to remove potential allergens and keep them in good shape. Laminate floors, on the other hand, should be swept or dusted daily as it can build up fast and begin to impact performance.

Shape and Colors-

Flooring options come in many styles, textures and colors. This allows for endless customization for your room or household to design it how you see fit. Lighter floors make a room feel spacious and bright and are best in bedrooms or living rooms, while darker materials add warmth and will most often be found in kitchens or bathrooms.

Natural, neutral tones are versatile for many interiors and provide a healthy medium between light and dark colors. Visit our showroom to see the different shapes, colors, and materials you like. We offer free samples.

Size Options-

Typically, thinner planks work well in traditional common spaces, while wider planks are more ideal for contemporary and rustic spaces. To make a cramped space feel bigger or more welcoming, such as a small kitchen or small bathroom, wider planks or larger tiles are great choices to go with.

Time and Budget-

One of the biggest factors when deciding to get new floors is your budget. Vinyl and laminate flooring are beautiful and affordable options. If wood is more the style you are looking for, engineered hardwood can be a budget-friendly option.

Tile, luxury vinyl, and solid hardwood are going to be the more expensive options, but are considered long-lasting products due to their durability and material makeup. No matter your timeline, budget or style, we will work closely with all our customers to find the best fit for you.

Quantity to Order-

Knowing how much to order and the size of the space is also an important factor, as it will help determine budget and the best flooring options. Measuring the square footage of the rooms will help figure this part of the process out.

At Northern Colorado Carpets, we will take care of all the measurements for you so you don’t have to worry about it, and we will supply you with the most accurate measurements possible. Request your free quote today, click here.


Depending on the type of flooring selected, different methods for installation are available. Many cheaper options, such as laminate and vinyl planks, are easy to install over existing surfaces. While professional installation is suggested for hardwood and tile flooring.

One of the most grueling steps in the installation process is the movement of existing furniture and appliances. Lucky for you, with Northern Colorado Carpets, you don’t need to worry about that as we will move your furniture for you before and after the installation. Feel free to call us for more information regarding our installation selection and process.

Contact Northern Colorado Carpets Today To Learn More

If you would like more details regarding our products or installation services for your new floor, please reach out to our flooring experts at (970) 226-6800.


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