Do you dream of sleek vinyl floors or soft, plush carpets? We know there’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing the material to floor your home.
Whether you are going through that remodel you’ve been planning for years or are building your dream home, selecting the right flooring to fit your lifestyle is crucial, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Believe it or not, the wrong flooring can be a nightmare for you, your family, and your wallet in the long run. Why? The floor is the single most used part of your home, and it receives the most wear and tear. From unsightly spills, carpet tears, floor scratches, and chipping, your floors might need more upkeep than you signed up for if not selected properly.
We know you should have aesthetically pleasing floors that match your style and are lifestyle-friendly. That’s why the team here at Tish Flooring wants to provide you with a quick rundown of 5 ways to match your flooring to your lifestyle.
Your flooring receives the most wear and tear. Places like the entryway and living room are being walked across or impacted by furniture, etc. all day, every day. However, some areas of the house like a sunroom or a bedroom are not visited that often, or at least the type of foot traffic they receive is different.
For heavily trafficked areas, we recommend choosing durable and sturdier materials that are resilient to daily wear and tear and can be counted on to maintain a great condition for years to come.
For example, in heavy traffic spots, you can use hardwood floors, vinyl, or even ceramic tile. All of these materials are easy to clean and durable no matter what kind of traffic it receives.
For lower traffic areas that don’t require as much cleanup, you can use materials such as carpets that are comfortable for barefoot walking.
If you are looking for a more eco-friendly material that is perfect for low traffic, you can use bamboo and even cork, which are green alternatives and aesthetically pleasing.
Children and Pets
Whether you have children and pets, or you’re planning on having them in the future, it’s important to consider their impact on flooring. Certain materials are more kid and pet-friendly than others.
For example, young children are more susceptible to spills and messes, so a material that’s easy to clean will be important. Children are also more likely to fall down, especially if you have a baby learning to crawl or a toddler learning walk, so an easy-to-clean carpet material would be best suited for playrooms and frequently used common places.
If you have older children, you don’t have to worry as much about accidents. More durable materials like ceramic tile would look beautiful and be easy to clean, requiring minimum effort on your part.
When it comes to pets, they can become dirty quickly, and having a durable flooring material will make it easier for you to keep the house clean.
Although hardwood flooring is beautiful, they are significantly more likely chip or scratch, meaning more upkeep for you. It can lead to costly floor repairs or replacements happening earlier than you expected.
If you and your family are one of the lucky ones that don’t deal with allergies during the year this might not be relevant to you, but for those whose family members or even themselves deal with respiratory issues, picking the right flooring can help reduce your symptoms.
There are many hidden dangers in carpets that could cause issues to your or your family’s health. When considering an allergy-friendly carpet, you should consider the risks of the carpet absorbing different kinds of slews that might be in the air like hair, dust, and more.
We recommend considering materials such as vinyl or laminate flooring which are easy to clean and allergy-friendly. As a bonus, vinyl and laminate are new trends in the interior design world, so you can have a modern style you’re proud of.
Your Personal Style
Last but not least, selecting the right flooring doesn’t only have to do with functionality, you also have to take into consideration your own personal preferences.
There are many things to think about here. From the kind of materials you’re using in the rest of the house, the furniture and design pieces, and the overall aesthetic you’re going for, you want a flooring that satisfies all.
For example, if you are going for a more modern style look you can consider ceramic tile, it has a very clean and modern finish to it.
If you are going for a more Bohemian style you might consider wood flooring or even bamboo and cork flooring which are aesthetically pleasing and give earthy tones to your living spaces.
Or if you want a more traditional look, carpet is always a great option.
Your personal style has a lot to do with the final decision you will make about your flooring. It is important that it is practical but also lives up to the expectations you have for the home of your dreams.
If you are still unsure as to what the best option is for you, you can always contact experts like Tish Flooring whose main mission is to deliver the best flooring for you and your family.
Want to learn more about the best remodeling practices? Check out our blog about the 4 Questions to Ask Before a Remodeling Project.
From hardwood to carpet we got the right flooring for the home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our products. Call 317-879-(TISH) 8474.