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Flooring

The Do’s and Don’ts of Flooring

Installing the right flooring in your home significantly improves its functionality and reduces accidents. It also improves the aesthetic and real-estate value of your property. To get your flooring right, consider the following;

Do’s

Choose flooring according to the functionality of the room. Flooring in areas where water spills are frequent should have non-absorbent, non-slip qualities while homes with pets and children should consider flooring options that are sturdy and don’t stain easily. With so many flooring options available in the market, it is easy to dismiss carpeting, however, carpets are an affordable option that can go well in less-trafficked areas such as bedrooms, where added insulation may be needed. Carpets come in a variety of textures and colors that can easily and dramatically improve the visual appeal of any room.
Consider the cost of flooring and whether you can afford it. Fortunately, there is a wide range of flooring options in the market and you don’t have to sacrifice quality, functionality and beauty for price.
Wood floors
Consider your personal style your floor is one of the largest parts of your home and should therefore be pleasing to look at every day. Don’t be afraid to be creative and unconventional because more often than not, these little personal touches can really up the value of your home should you one day decide to sell.
Hire a professional to install your flooring because it will save you time, energy and money in the long run. Consult one of the flooring contractors we have on Pro Service Finder. These professionals have a wealth of knowledge and after assessing your home, may also assist in your buying decision to ensure that the flooring you choose is both functional and complementary to your home.
Custom wood floors

Don’ts

If you don’t have handyman experience, going cheap by skimping on professional help or buying cheap materials is an unwise decision. The total cost of installing flooring in a home isn’t cheap, so it’s important to get it right the first time. Having professional help greatly improves your chances of that.
As you choose your flooring, don’t forget the environment. Newly installed carpets and vinyl flooring may emit high levels of Volatile Organic Chemicals or VOCs that are harmful when inhaled. Spaces installed with these types of floors need to be properly ventilated for several hours after installation. Consider also eco-friendly flooring options such as bamboo, linoleum or cork.
Vinyl floors
Don’t sacrifice comfort for visual appeal. Instead, choose a floor that works with the geographical area of your home and its weather patterns. For example, using marble or granite flooring in areas with colder temperatures will leave your feet perpetually cold and you may have to spend more money on area rugs and other light carpeting.
Hardwood floors

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