Are you preparing to go through some home remodeling in Fort Worth, TX? One of the decisions you’re likely to have to make is the kind of flooring you’ll install in your home. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as choosing which option looks the best. There are a variety of factors you’ll need to consider during your decision making process.
Here are a few factors you should take into account to help you find a flooring option that will make the most sense for you.
Where you’re installing the floor
The location in which you’re installing the floor will have a big impact on the kind of flooring that makes the most sense for your application. If you’re installing it in a high-moisture area such as a bathroom, kitchen or basement, you’re going to want flooring that is suitable for such an environment, such as vinyl or porcelain tile, concrete or ceramic. If moisture isn’t a big concern, then you don’t need to worry about your choice being limited, at least on that account.
Whether you need extra durability
If you have pets, children or any elements in your home that would require an extra-durable type of floor, you will need a floor that provides you superior wear resistance. Some of the most durable options include ceramic and porcelain tile, laminate, plank vinyl and carpeting. Hardwood is easily scratched, and while you can sand it out and refinish it, it takes a lot of effort to do so.
The type of budget you have for the project
Everyone operates on a different budget with their home remodeling projects. If you have tighter budget constraints, you’ll have more limited flooring options. At about $2 per square foot or less, you can find bargain laminate flooring and lots of porcelain and ceramic tile. Between $2 and $5 per square foot is where you’ll find the most options, including domestic hardwoods and engineered woods, in addition to higher-quality laminates. From there, the more expensive you go, the more you get into some exotic hardwoods and premium vinyl and laminate flooring products.
Your preferred installation method
Are you going to install the flooring yourself, or will you have a professional take on the job for you? Generally you’ll be able to install plank vinyl and laminate flooring by yourself relatively easily. Tiling, carpeting and hardwood floors are not as easily to install, and in some cases should only be done by professionals. If you require professional installation, you must also consider the costs of that service.
Your willingness to perform maintenance
If you’re unwilling to perform regular maintenance on your floor, you’re going to want to find resilient flooring that is easy to clean and does not need a whole lot of extra work. A hardwood floor needs to be periodically refinished, which is a very labor-intensive process. However, vinyl flooring usually only needs to be cleaned with a damp mop (not a very wet one).
For more information about choosing the right type of flooring for your needs, contact The RockAway Company about home remodeling in Fort Worth, TX.