Don’t Change Your Floors Until You Ask These Questions

Was 2020 the year you hoped to remodel, alter your floors, update your fixtures, and give your house a fresh new look?

Is it still in the programs, albeit pushed back a bit?

Use this time to get clearer on what you truly need to your remodel. You can do that by asking these seven questions to assist you hone in on what's really important for you.

What rooms do I really want to renovate?

We all want to dream about how we'd love to change our homes. Upgrade the kitchen. Make the family room more open and airy. Or maybe change out the master bath to a spa-like experience.

Instead of dreaming of it, start focusing in on the renovation from the ground up. What rooms will you tackle first?

Every homeowner is unique in their approach to home renovation. For starters, they may realize it all starts with the flooring because the carpet is in such bad shape. If they have to replace it anyway, why not update it to work towards creating the home of their dreams?

If you've always had carpet in the living area, and are considering moving to wood, by way of example, it may be more time consuming then piling the carpet up and putting planks set up. When you are in the process of changing your flooring, you might discover the subfloor currently set up is not ideal for the new flooring material. Renovation will be more detailed since it is going to require more work to install something new.

Location of the space is equally important. Perhaps you wish to produce a succinct living room, with hardwood throughout the main floor. If the hardwood presently on your kitchen is no longer accessible, you will have choices to make. Do you want to sand your present flooring down and stain it throughout to match? Are you ready to install transitions between chambers to create a gorgeous appearance?

Look through your preferred decorating sites, and start building a pinboard on Pinterest to keep track of your preferences in one place.

What is my budget?

What's a realistic budget you've set aside for your remodeling plans? If you've only based your budget on estimates you've seen online, or in advertisements that you see for your regional big box store, you might be surprised by the final price tag.

Yes, they are offering a low price on hardwood planks, for instance. But they don't share with you all of the other costs that go into setup. Like ripping up your existing floor. Or making it ready to get a brand new one. Or labor expenses.

Now let us add that into a complete remodel. If you are redoing your kitchen, each step you choose might show problems you didn't anticipate. Perhaps you have noticed the displays on the house and garden network? How many times are the homeowners"amazed" as a problem surfaces, adding 5 to 10 percent to the final budget?

Think realistically. If all goes well, you'll feel better by"saving money" too.

Who uses the room?

What for?

Are you currently remodeling a kitchen which will be used several hours every day?

Different rooms. Different needs.

Base your final choices on what floor makes most sense to stand up to the type of wear you anticipate. And make sure you consider just how much maintenance it will need through the years also.

Do any of your family members have health challenges?

For some households, the best decision you can make is to change your flooring to make your home a cleaner location. If anyone in your family has allergies or asthma, cleanliness is all about.

Many select tile or hardwood since they're easier flooring choices to keep clean. Running a swiffer over it daily is much easier than lugging the vacuum out . But other options might make much more sense.

What about pine? They use natural substances for manufacturing, and won't collect things like pollen, mould, or other pollutants and contaminants that could trigger allergic reactions. Additionally, bamboo floors emits no VOCs, making it the right choice for many households.

Which are your personal preferences?

Regardless of what flooring option appears good on paper, some homeowners have their minds set on a particular flooring product, and nothing else will do.

Our suggestion for you is to stay with your personal preferences. And then come in with an open mind.

Let us say you need hardwood; you've wanted it for many years, along with your renovation plans are based around installing hardwood. If you come in with an open mind, we can help you make the best decision according to your own circumstance.

That's why many other flooring choices have gone to great lengths to mimic its timeless good looks. Imagine if you could install luxury vinyl tile in the laundry area that's really near the actual thing, you need to get down on your knees and hands to let it is not"real"? Or perhaps you wish to take the look of hardwood throughout your home, but tile makes more sense from the master bathroom. Thanks to the modern technology, you can get tile which looks like wood planks also. And it'll manage better in a high moisture, higher humidity situation.

What are you attempting to make?

Design is all about. That is why you are considering a remodel at the first location.

You've got a particular purpose in mind. You"see" your closing appearance long before you begin putting everything together.

If you have always wanted a particular solution, then do not let others influence your final choice. Stick with it. Ask questions to make certain you're receiving the very best from the product lineup. And love your outcomes.

What maintenance level are you comfortable with?

Are you more of a sweep-and-go kind of man? Or can you take great joy in spending a little time in the cleaning process, and making it seem good at any cost?

Different flooring choices will take different levels of maintenance. It is important to be prepared for whatever that means before the installation starts.

If you use many of the cleaning products that you'll find on the shelves of the local big box store, as an example, you might void the warranty right from the very first cleaning.

Are you thinking about changing your floor this season?

Do your research. Then give us a call. Whether you stop by and see our whole selection, or want us to satisfy you and go over choices where you are, we are pleased to assist you pick the perfect flooring choice for your property.