Are you building a new home or maybe remodeling your current one? If so, we have gathered a few tips to help you get started in the process. Let’s take a look!
Expert Advice for Choosing Your Floors:
- Interior Style – To begin, you will want to determine what design style you want to incorporate. Do you lean towards traditional, casual, contemporary, transitional, industrial, or eclectic? If you are unsure, you can view magazines and attend home shows for inspiration. If you are looking for flooring trends, you can browse new construction properties and see what type of styles they are using in their designs. We also recommend visiting your friend’s homes and ask them what they like and dislike about their current flooring. It can be extremely helpful to hear a list of pro’s and con’s from people that you trust. Once you understand their preferences, it can help you make your decision.
- Lifestyle – This topic is extremely important in determining your flooring choice. Are there children and/or pets in your home? Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Do you own a pool? Is your yard grass, natural, sand/rock, or mulch? You will want to take all these things into consideration and think about the outdoor debris that can be tracked inside of your home. You will want to use these factors to help make sure you choose a floor that will withstand and last the test of time according to your lifestyle.
- Surface Texture of Flooring – Many people overlook this topic. If your lifestyle is crazy busy with children and pets, consider choosing a floor that has a natural looking surface. Choose from either hardwoods, laminate, or luxury vinyl plank flooring. Also, another choice for a busy lifestyle is a ceramic tile, stone or luxury vinyl tile flooring. If your home is more formal, you may want a floor that has a high gloss sheen. Again, keep in mind your house cleaning routine, high sheen floors show more debris and spots.
- Lighting – Lighting (natural and artificial) affects everything in the home from flooring to paint, fabric, and furnishings! The best advice for choosing your flooring in regards to lighting is to take samples home and lay them out on the floor. How does the sample look in daylight and in the evening with interior lights? This will help with not only color, but with a surface finish, and the texture of the floor. You will be surprised how much lighting can affect the overall look of your home.
If you need help selecting the perfect floors for your home, we would love to assist you at Levis4Floors. With free in-home estimates, you do not even have to leave your home to experience our flooring selection. Call or visit us today for more information and pricing.