Choosing Floors For Your New Home

Choosing floors for your new home is an exciting decision to make. You may catch yourself feeling overwhelmed by the number of options you have to choose from. Use these tips to help you choose the flooring in your new home:

Tile Floors

Tile flooring is a great option that many homeowners prefer. It is hypoallergenic because it's easier to sanitize, doesn't show traffic wear, and can last a lifetime. It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and you have countless stone types or even screen prints to choose from. Pet owners love it to clean up messes, and they don't need to worry about their beloved pets scratching up the floors. One complaint some tile owners have is that noises are loud and echo in the space since sound bounces. An easy solution for this is to add some area rugs -- many people do this anyway, for added warmth. In the last ten years, a popular trend has been to have tile flooring contractors install tile that looks like wood. It's even cut into rectangular planks like a wood floor. Grout lines can be as thin or thick as you want. This makes this a great compromise between wanting tile for its quality, but loving the look of wood floors.

Carpet

Some people can't stand the thought of having a home without some carpeted space. Carpet is a cozy option, and it's safe for kids to play on because it's softer than all the other types of flooring. You can get carpet with a warranty that provides you with peace of mind. Carpet is a lot harder to clean and can stain badly, and it's not hypoallergenic. Pets and kids can leave it looking ragged. A good compromise might be to put carpet in the bedrooms where cozy is expected, but pets and food may not be. 

Wood 

Hardwood floors are classic and timeless. The different colors might come and go out of style, but many people associate hardwood floors with quality. Wood brings warm tones into the home and can feel softer on your feet than tile. You can put rugs on top to warm up the space and change up room decor. The downside to wood floors is how careful you have to be with scratching and any kind of moisture. Water can ruin wood floors pretty quickly by warping them.

Go over these pros and cons with your flooring contractor and get their opinion about installing these materials in different rooms of the house. Once you have picked out the materials you want to use for the flooring in your new home, you need to hire a quality contractor. Carpet, wood, and tile flooring contractors will have the expertise you need to have these materials installed correctly. Use these tips to start making decisions and weigh the pros and cons with a professional.

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