New flooring is a big investment, and there are many things to consider before renovating your space. To determine what flooring is right for you, consider your family needs, the size of your space and home location, and your lifestyle/habits. Let’s explore some benefits and drawbacks of different flooring types.
If you have children, installing carpet in bedrooms and common living areas might be a good idea. This soft flooring option leads to the most comfortable family game nights and brings warmth in the winter months. Carpet also acts as a giant filter to trap dust and allergens that are brought into your home, whereas hard floor options do not. Worried about carpet stains? This has become less of an issue with new stain-resistant carpet technology and patterns that have been carefully crafted to hide marks. As a general guideline, we recommend to have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. The frequency of professional cleaning depends on many factors like the level of foot traffic in your home, pets, and manufacturer’s recommendations.
Hardwood flooring is a beautiful option in any home and is a popular choice for Flagstaff & Northern Arizona cabin homes. This option may seem like a larger cleaning commitment but the smooth surface allows for an easy, quick clean every time. Hardwood’s rich character never goes out of style, its distinctive grains and swirling burnished figures add a classic touch throughout your home. Hardwood also adds value to your home, which is something to consider if you are thinking of selling your home in the future.
Durable, low cost and soft underfoot may sound like an impossible combination but vinyl does just that. This type of flooring is an affordable option for high foot traffic areas and homes with pets. Vinyl is quickly becoming the most popular type of flooring because of its versatility and affordable price point. If you are indecisive or like to keep up with interior design trends every few years, this option is the best route for you. Vinyl is easy to install, replace, swap out and can all be done at a lower price point than other flooring options.
Tile is a durable option that offers easy clean up for any spill or mess. There are an infinite array of options for tile and how you want to arrange them in your home. You can get anything from hardwood-inspired tile planks to small, hand-stamped tiles. Depending on the design, most tile hides dirt very well, so you won’t be visually triggered to sweep daily. If you live in a hot area like Arizona, tile immensely cools down a home and might be a good idea to have in most of the house.
Our team at Barmore Flooring and Design strives to provide the knowledge you need to find the right flooring for you. We hope this article will help you as you begin your next project. If you’d like to speak to a design expert about the best options for your home’s unique needs book a consult in our showroom today!