When customers come to ACo in search of new flooring options, the first thing the design team does is pose several lifestyle questions to help guide the selection process. They learn which room needs new flooring, the planned use for the space, who will be using it and whether or not kids or pets fit into the equation.
“From there, we start going down a path of what will work best for the customer,” says David Decker, owner of ACo in Carmel.
Carpet options include:
Flooring selections these days are not what they were, even just a few years ago. For instance, a hugely popular choice that has only been on the market for about a year is waterproof carpet. Liquid will never penetrate the carpet backing. This means spills and liquids will not get trapped and absorbed into your carpet pad.
“Customers are surprised by the waterproof abilities,” Decker says. “It’s one thing to read about it and another to experience it firsthand.”
Hardwood flooring is gaining popularity due to expanded aesthetic choices, product enhancements and longevity. Plus, hardwoods have a warm, elegant feel. You really can’t go wrong with installing hardwood flooring in your home.
Customers who love the look of hardwood flooring but would prefer something that costs less, is more resilient, and holds up well to pets, often choose Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) flooring. Perfectly suited for kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms and bars, WPC flooring is easier to install, less susceptible to dents and scratches, and less likely to expand and contract due to changes in humidity. There are also 100% waterproof versions that make cleanup a breeze and prevent water damage to your subfloor.
“The technology has changed through the years. Engineered vinyl wood flooring looks crazy real now,” Decker says. “If you want the wood or tile look without the cost or hassle of maintenance, WPC is the way to go.”
Decker suggests that anyone who is looking for new flooring should consult with a flooring professional.
Article by Courtney Walker