You’ve just purchased a new home, and you are excited about it! However, it is not quite move-in-ready, and there are a few things you need to take care of. One of your biggest projects will likely be redoing the floors.
Buying new floors is a long-term investment. You touch your floors more than anything else in your home, so it only makes sense to invest in high-quality products. Having good floors can add value to your home. Of course, the amount of value it adds will depend on what sort of flooring you use. Still, when people are trying to sell a house, 94 percent of real-estate professionals recommend spending money on redoing the floors. You’re probably not going to sell a house you just purchased; all the same, putting some time, effort, and money into your floors now is a worthwhile investment.
Different types of flooring naturally cost different amounts. So before you start shopping around, determine your budget. Calculate the square footage of the area you wish to replace floors and how much you can afford to spend per square foot. Also, factor in the price of installation. Different types of flooring require different levels of skill, and in turn different prices, for installation.
If you just spent a pretty penny on the house, you might be a bit more conscious about what you are spending to rejuvenate the place. Vinyl and laminate are typically less expensive options that can imitate wood. Meanwhile, real hardwood can considerable value to your home, as they can typically fetch a return on investment of 70 to 80 percent, which is important to consider if you think you might sell in future.
It is important to make sure your floors accommodate your lifestyle. With so many floor materials, colors, prices, and qualities out there, it isn’t hard to find what is best for you and your family. There are five major categories of flooring to choose from: vinyl, carpet, hardwood, laminate, and ceramic tile. Each of these flooring options is beneficial for different lifestyles and personal needs.
Hardwood is a timeless classic when it comes to flooring. This sort of flooring also goes well with almost any sort of design. It creates a warm, inviting atmosphere and is easy to match to furniture. Hardwood is easy to clean and maintain. You won’t have to worry about wood floors wearing out; they can be sanded and refinished many times. Wood floors are long-lasting and durable–in fact, in Europe, some wood floors from the Dark Ages are still around. Hardwood also comes in a variety of colors and finishes.
If you have a large family or entertain often, you are going to want something durable that can handle heavy foot traffic. Vinyl, laminate, and ceramic are perfect for this sort of lifestyle. Vinyl flooring requires almost no maintenance, so if you live a busy life this might be a practical choice. Laminate is also easy to maintain and stain-resistant. Keep in mind, a laminate can be installed over existing floors, so when moving into a new home, this might be an easy option to cover up existing flooring you don’t care for. Ceramic tiles are durable and come in a wide range of styles and colors. It is even possible to buy tile that looks like wood. Tile requires little maintenance and is easy to clean.
Carpet is perhaps the most comfortable flooring. It creates a comfortable area to sit and play, which is perfect if you have small children. It also helps prevent slips and fall, so if an older person will live in the home, it is a safe option. Additionally, carpet improves indoor air quality because it acts as a filter for trapping pollen and dust. Again, this makes it an attractive choice for those with small children or who have elderly family members living with them. Carpet also creates a sound barrier between floors, reducing sound, so if there will be many people living in the house, it could help make the environment a bit more peaceful. You can choose from a variety of sorts of colors, textures, and patterns, allowing you to make the perfect choice for any room in your new home.
Palmetto Carpet and Floor Coverings
Palmetto Carpet and Floor Coverings supply all these floorings in a wide variety of styles. Their showroom is open six days a week, allowing you to explore all options and find the perfect match for your new home.
Palmetto Carpet and Flooring also provide installation services. Proper installation is just as important as the flooring itself. Even the nicest, highest-quality flooring won’t add to your home if it is installed poorly. The last thing you want when fixing up your new home is to accidentally make something worse. Your best bet is to hire knowledgeable, trained professionals to install the flooring for you. The installers Palmetto Carpet and Floor Coverings are trained in the latest techniques, ensuring you receive professional installation services, and they guarantee it in writing. Their installations are warrantied for at least three years, ensuring any problems that might arise with your flooring will be resolved.