Some things are about form, others about function. Flooring has to be both. Not only is it one of the most noticeable aspects of a house, but it takes the most wear and tear. That is why investing in quality materials pays off in the end. At 7th State Builders, we supply and install tile, hardwood, and laminate flooring that is made to last. Not sure what you want? We can help. Our knowledgeable staff can help you decide on color, style, and materials that are right for your lifestyle and home.
Picking the Right Flooring Material for Your Home
When updating or upgrading your flooring, there is a lot to consider before deciding on your materials. While budget is always a great place to start, many other factors exist. Here are some questions we ask our clients to help guide them when choosing materials.
Where are you putting the flooring?
Simple question, but this helps narrow down materials. If you update the flooring in a high moisture area, you want a material to stand up to that environment. Often, these areas include your bathroom, kitchen, and basements. For example, tile is an excellent option for kitchen and bathrooms compared to hardwood.
Do you have pets and/or kids?
They involve the same level of needed durability on a floor. While everyone wants durable floors, some have superior wear resistance. If you have kids and/or pets, it might be best to invest in scratch-resistant flooring and easy to clean. That way, you can make sure it looks great, and your investment stands the test of time (and them).
What do you consider high maintenance?
Yes, we are talking about flooring, not your partner. The thing is that often times hardwood flooring looks great. However, it can be a lot more maintenance in the end. If that is the look you want, it might be worth it. Then again, you may want to invest in something that mimics hardwood but doesn’t come with high maintenance.
How much do you want to spend?
Sometimes people budget for new home projects. Other times, people aren’t sure what it should cost. We recommend you start by looking at the square footage. Typically, the cost is determined by the sq. ft. So, knowing the room size is essential. You can find many affordable flooring options between $2-$5 per sq. ft.
Contact us today if you want to find out how much and what materials we recommend for your space.