When it comes to home design, floors have a huge impact on the aesthetic. Choosing the right flooring for your home is a crucial decision that can enhance the overall aesthetic, functionality, and value of your space.
With countless options available at your local Frank’s, it’s worth noting that it’s important to understand the different types of floor materials, their characteristics, and how they align with your needs and preferences.
So, here’s what to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect flooring for your home!
Consider your lifestyle and needs
The first step in choosing the right flooring is evaluating your lifestyle and the needs of your household. Do you have kids or pets? Are you looking for a low maintenance option?
It’s worth considering factors such as durability, ease of cleaning, and resistance to moisture, scratches, and stains. For high-traffic areas, resilient and durable materials like laminate, vinyl, and LVT are great choices.
Understand flooring material options
Hardwood – Timeless and elegant, hardwood flooring offers natural beauty and durability. It suits both classic and contemporary styles, but it’s worth knowing that this material can be susceptible to scratches and moisture damage and requires regular maintenance.
Laminate – A cost-effective alternative to hardwood, laminate flooring mimics the look of wood or stone. It is highly durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. However, it is not as moisture-resistant as other flooring options.
Vinyl – Versatile and affordable, vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of styles, including wood, stone, and tile designs. It is waterproof, low-maintenance, and comfortable underfoot and is an excellent choice for areas prone to moisture like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
Carpet – Carpet offers warmth and comfort and we have a wide range of styles to choose from. It is suitable for bedrooms, living rooms, and areas where noise reduction is desired. However, carpet can be more challenging to clean and maintain than hard surface flooring.
Consider aesthetics and design
Flooring contributes significantly to the overall aesthetics of your home. Consider the style, colour, and texture of the material that will complement your interior design scheme.
Lighter-coloured options can make a room appear more spacious, while darker tones add warmth and cosiness. If you want to create visual interest, intricate hardwood designs are ideal.
Evaluate flooring maintenance requirements
Different materials have varying maintenance needs. Hardwood may require refinishing periodically, while carpets require regular vacuuming and professional cleaning. Consider the time and effort you are willing to invest in maintaining your floors. Low-maintenance options like laminate, vinyl, or LVT may be more suitable for you if you have a busy household.
The cost of flooring can vary significantly based on the material, quality, and installation requirements.
We advise you to set a budget for your project and explore options within that range. Remember to consider not only the upfront cost but also long-term maintenance expenses and potential replacement costs.
But remember, at Frank’s all of our floor options are backed by our Price Promise so you will always get the best price on flooring!