Before we dive in, it’s important we cover a few things you need to consider before selecting a particular flooring option—things that play a big role in the selection process and can ultimately influence your flooring decision.
So, to aid you in your flooring journey, here is a checklist of questions to help you in determining the best flooring option for your home.
What is your budget?
Establishing your square foot budget upfront will help you narrow down the range of materials to choose from.
Will you install the flooring yourself or have it professionally installed?
While we always recommend having your flooring installed by a professional, we understand and respect the DIY drive to save on costs. Keep in mind, some flooring options are harder to install than others (e.g. laminate vs. carpet) so it’s important to discuss this with a professional beforehand.
Will your flooring be installed in an area with high moisture (bathroom, basement etc.)?
Over time, moisture/water can absolutely ruin certain flooring options. So, it’s important to know where exactly you need flooring in your home to ensure you select the right flooring for the job.
Is your home a high traffic home (children, pets, parties, etc.)?
Because durability varies significantly between flooring options, it’s best to consider your lifestyle when deciding on flooring options.
Do you want flooring that requires little maintenance?
Do you want to be able to clean your luxury vinyl plank floors with vacuum and Swiffer Jet in 15 minutes or spend a couple hours cleaning/maintaining your hardwood floors? Maintenance—always something to consider.
Kitchen flooring can be tricky. First, because there are quite a few options to choose from. And second, a beautiful, durable flooring product can be ruined if installed incorrectly.
Each of which have their own benefits and differences.
Of course, you also have the option for more unique luxury flooring options such as Bamboo, Cork, Vinyl, Large Tile, and Matte Finish Wide Plank Hardwood.
As you probably guessed, choosing bathroom flooring is a little different than choosing flooring for other parts of your house. The main issue being water—which can quickly ruin the wrong flooring (like carpet or solid hardwood).
With that being said, here are the top five flooring options for your bathroom remodel:
Are you ready to tackle a home improvement project while practicing social distancing, but aren’t sure where to start? ACo is here to help. Using video conferencing, in home measuring apps, virtual reality, and even our flooring visualizer, our designers will guide you through design and installation of your project from afar.
Try out different flooring options via your computer, phone, or tablet. All you do is upload an image of the room you want to focus on, view the wide array of Shaw Floors solutions, and see how they bring your space to life.
If you want to explore and be inspired, you can also select from the app’s many sample rooms. Select a category (kitchen, living room, bathroom, shared spaces, etc.), choose a room, and… play.
That’s where ACo comes in—we strive to put homeowners at ease by simplifying the remodel process and in turn eliminating the fear of the unknown.
And it starts with our worry-free approach.
Our cultivated team of experts, specializing in everything from design to construction, partner with you through every step of the renovation process (including the design and build and finding your style). And through constant, open communication, clear deliverables, and well-defined expectations, we guide you through the creation of your luxurious kitchen, lavish bath, beautiful cabinets, or stunning flooring space so you and your family can truly love where they live.
And when you’re ready to love where you live, we’re ready to make it happen.