At The Flooring Source, we’re always happy to answer any questions that you may have. We could talk flooring all day long, but we realize that your time is valuable (and often limited). To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve put together some questions that will help you to have a better idea of exactly what you want when you come to our showroom.
Who (and what) lives in your home?
Do you have babies crawling around on your floors? Do you have the high traffic of teens and their friends? What about older adults? Do you have pets scratching and scuffing things up?
While all types of flooring can handle all types of people and animals, there are some obvious (and some not-so-obvious) combinations to avoid. For example, if you have pets, you may want to avoid softer hardwoods in favor of durable vinyl, or carpet that can handle tough stains and odors. Children are prone to spills and can speed up wear and tear, so you may opt for tile or linoleum. If you have a young child who is just learning to walk, carpet can help to cushion falls. Walkers and wheelchairs can get caught in tile grout, so you may do best with tile or laminate if you live with someone who is elderly or disabled. We offer a wide variety of all flooring types, so no matter what your needs we’ve got you covered!
Which rooms are you putting new flooring in, and how are they styled?
When you’re selecting flooring, it’s vital to consider the function of the room. Tile and stone may seem like the obvious choice for the bathroom, but did you know that you can get tile that looks and feels exactly like hardwood? Most people want something that provides warmth underfoot for the bedroom, so hardwood and carpet are great selections. Kitchens floors get a lot of wear and may get wet, so linoleum and vinyl are frequent choices. We offer a broad range of flooring types in all styles, so you’re sure to find something that is both functional and stylish.
What is your new flooring budget?
Price varies widely across flooring types, so it is important to know your options. For example, hardwood can be expensive, but you can achieve the same look with vinyl or tile. Carpet has traditionally been mid-range in terms of cost, but now carpet tile allows you to get an even better deal. Vinyl and laminate are stylish and durable at a lower cost, making them ideal for smaller budgets. No matter what your budget, there’s a floor to match. The best way for you to price your project is to see us for expert advice and a fast, free quote.
We always have great flooring in stock and on sale, so come by the showroom today!