3 Things to Consider For an Ideal Residential Flooring

Living room

You may not give it a second thought when it comes to choosing a flooring design for your home. But you may not realize there are multiple factors that impact what flooring option you opt for. Other than design and aesthetic, which is a pretty significant deciding factor, what could be important to take into consideration?

Ask yourself what works best for your family? Do you have any pets? How often are you planning to host parties? More importantly, what purpose does the room you’re choosing a flooring design for serve?

Dog on carpet

What kind of lifestyle do you have?

Do you live alone? Are you a large family, with children and toddlers? Are all your pets, indoor pets and four-legged? These are things you need to consider if you want the flooring in your house to be more resilient.

Larger family means more foot traffic in your home, especially in areas like the entrance and the kitchen. Plush carpet is definitely a no go in this case, because those tend to get worn out easily. It’s better to go for wood flooring, ceramic or vinyl tiles.

 But if you live alone, and prefer softer surfaces, you can get carpeted floors or an antique rug.

Laptop on wood floor

Which room are you designing?

Depending on which part of the house you’re decorating, the flooring needs tend to change accordingly. The entrance of your house has the most impact visually when you enter a room. You also want it to be the cleanest part of the house for aesthetic purposes. A mat outside your home will minimize the amount of dirt or mud entering your home.

Kitchens and bathrooms should have tiles or ceramic flooring to reduce the risk of damage from dampness and humidity. Bedrooms and living rooms can be experimented with hardwood flooring and versatile rugs to add character in the room.

Tile cleaning

What’s your budget?

When laying out a flooring design and factoring in the cost, it’s usually calculated per square foot of the room. There are different grades of quality as well. For example, synthetic carpets are cheaper than plusher and more durable carpets.

If you want more long-lasting options, sometimes it can be a good idea to invest in a more expensive option. Wood flooring options have become affordable over the years and have a timeless look.

Tile is a low maintenance option, which doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and can be easily replaced if damaged.

Signature Flooring and Interior is one of the leading flooring stores Melville, NY. We can help you make the best decision which suits your needs. Floor designs are not a one-size fits all and with the help of our free interior design consultancy Melville, you can get customized options for your home. Interested in finding out more? Contact us now.

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