Picking the perfect flooring for your home’s living room can feel overwhelming with all of the choices that you have in front of you. The living room is one of the most important rooms in your home—it is where you and your family will spend the majority of your time together and where you entertain your guests. Don’t leave this important decision to chance! Read on for information about the best floor for you.
Answering just a few simple questions about your lifestyle and needs will make this daunting choice much simpler. From your answers, you can let your preferences guide you to your final decision.
First, think about the foot traffic in your home. How many children do you have? Do you plan on having more children? Do you have pets? Think about what kind of abuse your floor might endure. Once you’ve come up with a level somewhere between mild to extreme, you can use this information when choosing your flooring.
Another factor in floor choice is whether or not you expect your flooring to be exposed to moisture on a regular basis. Your living room isn’t technically in a room where you would expect to find a lot of exposure but you might want to consider a couple of things before dismissing the idea. If you have a high amount of snow in the winter, you might be tracking this moisture in inadvertently. If you have children you could expect a fair amount of liquid spills in your future, even adults aren’t perfect and spills can happen.
A final factor is the ease of cleaning. Do you expect to spend every single weekend maintaining a high maintenance flooring or are you looking for something you can clean with ease and speed to fit in with your busy schedule? This will be different for everyone but you want to make sure that your flooring will match your lifestyle needs. Once you have this aspect nailed down you should have narrowed your field of choices enough to make a decision that is less overwhelming.
To make your decision easier, we have a tool on our website to help. Answer a few simple questions on our Lifestyle quiz and we will give you a selection of choices that will work best in your home. Always feel free to contact us directly or visit one of our stores!