Congratulations! Home remodeling additions are exciting new endeavors. As you begin your project, one of the first and most important things you must consider is the flooring.
Choosing the perfect floor for your home remodel addition is not as easy as it might seem. You want something that looks great but is durable enough to withstand the test of time. As you sort through your flooring options for a home remodeling addition, ask yourself these 5 questions to find the perfect flooring.
1. What Is My Budget?
Flooring prices range from very affordable to very expensive. Consider your budget when deciding what type of flooring is right for your project. Since home remodeling additions tend to be very costly, you will want to choose a price point that won’t break your budget or take away from other elements of your project.
2. Do I Want A DIY Friendly Installation?
Installation of many types of flooring is not difficult. Still, you want to know what you’re getting yourself into when you decide whether or not to install the flooring on your own. Check out some DIY guides before purchasing your flooring to make sure you feel comfortable doing the installation on your own.
3. Do I Want A Low Maintenance Floor?
If you don’t want to maintain your floor, you should opt for vinyl or laminate flooring. These types of flooring can easily be cleaned with a mixture of vinegar and water and still look very nice. With hardwood flooring, you have to use special cleaners, buff out scratches, or refinish the flooring to keep it looking its best.
4. How Durable Should The Floor Be?
Foot traffic from pets, children, or people walking in and out every day will impact how long your floors stay looking nice. Laminate flooring is very durable, whereas hardwood flooring scratches easily and can be damaged quickly. Use the AC Rating to determine which floor durability will work best for your home.
5. Will There Be Moisture Exposure?
Adding on a kitchen, bathroom, or any other room with moisture will change the type of flooring you should install. With a lot of moisture, you must find flooring that’s suitable for high moisture environments to prevent mold and warping of the floors. We recommend vinyl flooring for areas that have a high chance of being damaged by moisture, such as mudrooms or entryways. However, if you’re dead set on having laminate flooring for these areas, we recommend sealing the locking system with a waterproof sealant to help prevent warping.
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Remodeling your home is a thrill. It’s exciting to pick out a new design, encouraging to know how much value you’re adding to your property, and fun to enjoy when complete. To ensure your home remodeling project turns out the way you want, choose the right flooring to keep your new space looking its best for years to come.
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