choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

Tips For Evaluating Your Residential Flooring Options


Many different types of flooring materials exist to suit the needs of homeowners. Ultimately, the best flooring system for any residential building depends on your specific needs. There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing a flooring type for your home. Here are some considerations to make in determining the perfect flooring option for your needs.


When you are choosing a flooring type for your home, it is important to have one that can withstand the amount of traffic it receives throughout the day. Some areas of the house, such as the kitchen, living room, and hallway generally see higher foot traffic than other areas like bedrooms. Also, wet areas such as bathrooms, toilets, showers, and laundries are exposed to high levels of moisture due to direct wetting. The floors in these areas should not only stand up against the constant use but also prevent water damage. As such, choose floors that can provide the desired level of durability to avoid the high cost of removing and replacing worn down floors.


All types of flooring require some kind of maintenance to keep looking nice and to last long. However, the level of care and upkeep required varies by floor type. For example, wood flooring is regarded as a high-maintenance flooring option because it needs to be refinished occasionally to eliminate surface blemishes, such as scratches and dents, and to restore the surface coating that protects the substrate wood from moisture and water damage.


Different flooring materials come in a wide range of natural and fabricated appearances to give off different looks. Your preferred flooring option should blend in nicely with the interior design of your house in addition to looking beautiful. If you are looking to achieve a natural, luxurious look, go for flooring options such as real wood and natural stone.

Environmental Impact

If you are an eco-conscious homeowner, you should also consider the implications that your flooring installation has for the environment. Certain types of flooring materials are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly than others due to the lower environmental impact associated with their manufacture, use, and disposal. As such, flooring materials that require minimal fabrication to use and can be recycled at the end of their lives are generally favored for the eco-conscious homeowner.

Residential floors see varying levels of foot traffic and are exposed to different elements. You can either use different flooring in different rooms or areas of your house or install a single flooring type throughout the entire home. Contact a flooring contractor for more information. 


1 December 2020