Choosing Flooring Options For Your New Home

Published on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Choosing Flooring Options for Your New Home

Choosing flooring options for your new home is one of the most exciting times for a homeowner. You get to have full control over the type, color, and pattern of the floor you select. For some, this process is a breeze. But others may feel overwhelmed with the number of flooring options available. If you are stressing about finding the perfect floor for your home, the best place to start is to ask the professionals. That’s why Scottsdale Flooring America is happy to provide this guide for people looking to refresh their floors.

What to Consider When Choosing Your New Floors

Your floors give your home its personality, so choosing the right flooring is a critical part of how your home will look and feel. Selecting new floors is a big decision, and there are a lot of factors to consider as you move through this process. When selecting the right hardwood floor, or any other type of flooring, understanding which materials, types, or benefits are going to fit all of your needs can be a bit challenging. Luckily, you can use this checklist to narrow down what you want or need from a floor. 

Here are some factors to consider when choosing flooring options for your new home.

  • What is your budget?
  • Which rooms are you looking to renew? Or are you re-flooring the whole house?
  • How big is your family and what are your family’s needs?
  • Which rooms and areas have the highest amount of traffic?
  • Which styles are attractive to you?
  • Do you have an aesthetic theme to your home? If not, is there a theme you would like to pursue?
  • Do you need to hire a crew to install the flooring or can you do it on your own?
  • How long do you need your new floors to last?

Most Popular Flooring Choices Today

There are a lot of very popular flooring options for you to choose from. Which one may be the perfect choice for your desired home space is another question. All flooring types have their benefits and disadvantages, and we’ll name a few for each one mentioned.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood has long been one of the favorite choices all over the world. Although it’s quite expensive in comparison to other materials and can get damaged quite easily, it can last you a long time and it comes in a great variety of styles.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is one of the cheaper options when trying to replicate the hardwood look. It’s quite easy to install and it can last you a long time, but it can be quite difficult to repair and it’s not waterproof.

Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum is an affordable, versatile option that’s good for high-traffic spaces inside of your home. It is typically cheaper than laminate flooring and may not help you achieve the aesthetic look you want for your home. 

Natural Stone

Natural stone is one of the most expensive choices, but its beauty is well worth the price! It’s durable, eco-friendly, and comes in many design patterns. Each stone floor is unique and boasts stunning patterns and colors. However, stone can be quite expensive to maintain as it can easily be damaged or scratched.

Tile Flooring

Tile is a durable, practical choice for many rooms. It comes in a variety of colors and styles and is also water-resistant, making it a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and even hallways. However, tile is a heavy material that may be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods of time. 

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is an affordable and versatile option best suited for places like the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. It can sustain moisture as it’s waterproof. It is relatively easy to install, so DIYers can even install it themselves.

Carpet Flooring

With their wide variety of colors, styles, and textures, carpet floors have been making a comeback! Carpet floors can add a touch of personality to any room and are great for houses with small children and elderly residents who may benefit from the softer padding. Keep in mind carpet can be a little more time-consuming to clean. 

What should be the deciding factor?

As you shop for new floors, you may find a few styles that are too gorgeous to pass up. But before you make your selection, you’ll want to be certain that this floor matches everything you need. (After all, you don’t want to feel buyer’s remorse after you’ve installed new floors!) Here are some additional factors to consider while you are choosing flooring options for your new home.

Look and Feel

You need to determine the look and feel you want each room to have before you can select flooring. The floor is a critical design element that can drastically change with the material you select. Vinyl, wood, and laminate all have a different look. Wood flooring comes in different textures, colors, and patterns as does ceramic, bamboo, and carpeting. Try to seek consistency with the flooring inside of your home. If you choose many options that don’t go together, you might ruin the look of your home. Ask the professionals for help if you can’t decide which style will suit you the best.

Cost

Always make sure your selection falls within your price range. Thanks to modern printing, embossing technology has been able to create manufactured flooring solutions that look like real wood. However, the right connection with a flooring company can help you obtain the best flooring solution for your price range. Some materials and types might be more expensive, and if you’re on a tight budget, we can assure you there are other great options that are much more affordable.

Space Requirements

How much space do you have available for your flooring needs? The size and shape of a room will change which flooring material is best. Based on the amount of light that comes into a room, the floor will absorb the light and may end up causing the room to appear darker or lighter than you might prefer. For example, lighter floors will make a room feel larger, brighter, and more spacious. Flooring companies can provide you with samples of different flooring solutions so you can find the ones that will work best for your home.

Lifestyle Requirements

Another important thing to consider when you are comparing different flooring solutions is to consider your lifestyle. Arizona is home to hot temperatures, which can make a difference in which floor you select. For example, homeowners in the Valley often prefer tile floors over hardwood or carpets. Natural hardwood is harder to maintain for some people, especially if there are young children or pets in the home. If there are a lot of people in the household, you need a durable material that can withstand high traffic. Keep this in mind as you consider your options.

Impact On Your Property’s Value

You have to figure that you might end up selling your house sometime in the future. Flooring can have a great impact on the value of your home. The highest grade materials will always positively impact the value of your property. Therefore, you need to ensure that the selected flooring will make your house look even more expensive so it gets a better price when it comes time to sell.

Choosing flooring options for your new home should be fun and energizing, not draining! Even so, we know that this decision can be stressful and overwhelming. We suggest visiting a professional flooring company that can help you decide on flooring types based on these factors and more. Not only will professionals have the experience to help you choose, but they also have all the supplies needed to properly install the right floor in your new home. 

Making Dream Floors a Reality for Over 20 Years

Scottsdale Flooring America is dedicated to providing the best flooring options for homeowners across the Valley. For over 20 years, we’ve been making our client’s dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking for tile, laminate, stone, carpet, hardwood, or vinyl, we’ve got it all. Our goal has always remained the same – to have the best material around and provide great service. All of that at our great affordable rates. Choose Scottsdale Flooring America today!

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