Are you a home owner looking to have high quality flooring installed in your house? If so the good news for you is that your options are nearly endless. From ceramic tile, to hardwood and carpet you’ll have a great time choosing what you want for your home. Here a few basics to know when it comes to certain types of floor materials:
1. Carpet – In a recent survey conducted by Houzz, nearly 40% of participants stated said they have plans to install carpet their master bedroom. There are lots of reasons to love carpet. For starters, different carpet textures provide their own various benefits. Some carpet textures are small and tight so that they tend to repel dirt, but they aren’t all that comfortable to walk. Other carpet textures are soft and feel great to walk on, but they show dirt quite a bit and are harder to clean.
2. Hardwood Floors – Believe it or not, recent data from the he National Association of REALTORS shows that over half (54%) of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home that already has hardwood flooring. Can you identify with that? People love hardwood floors not only because they are beautiful, but because they are easy to keep clean. Unfortunately though, hardwood floors can get scratched by furniture, pets, and in some cases even shoes.
3. Linoleum – Did you know that linoleum is made from dried and milled flax and other plant material like pine resins, wood flour, and ground cork? Linoleum is a great flooring material for kitchens and bathrooms because it is easy to keep clean and it doesn’t absorb water. It may be just what you are looking for if you are considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel!
If you aren’t sure which flooring option is right for your home, family, budget or lifestyle don’t worry – there are experts that can help you out. Look up a local flooring company in your area and talk with them about your needs. Make sure that they represent several manufacturers so that your options are as large as they can be. Ask about selections in carpet, hardwood, and tile and linoleum before you make your final decision.