Flooring

Home Improvement: Flooring

 

Home improvement is the process of remodeling your home, or parts of it, to keep it up-to-date with your tastes, the trends, or your needs. If done haphazardly, it can be a lengthy process with disastrous results. Done properly by a professional flooring company, each and every are of the house should be examined and considered, so you are sure you aren’t missing any vital area. One of the most important parts of any home is its floors. Depending on the material used throughout your house, whether it be laminate flooring, wood flooring or simply carpet, you might need to renovate your floors while doing the rest as well. Below we’ve listed a few ideas of how to redo your flooring, with different materials for a variety of ideas.

 

1.    Wood

Wooden floors are a classic for a reason. They exude elegance and add warmth to any room. Due to the improvements in technology and manufacturing methods, they’ve become increasingly affordable and durable. You can spring for solid-wood floors, which are cheaper than the engineered-wood flooring. However, the labor costs for installing and finishing the real wood push the costs up. Solid-wood floors are also a good investment because they can last as long as your home, thus holding their value. By sanding and refinishing them every time they start to look dull, they maintain their value for years. Furthermore, if cared for properly, they age more gracefully than engineered-wood flooring and develop a patina that cannot be matched by imitations.

2.    Paint

If you want to go for something slightly different, you could try painting your floors, or at least the floor in one room. This can set a fun tone for the entire room. Depending on the pattern, it can establish the room’s bold and playful style. You can paint on top of the wood flooring already in place if you like. This way, you can finish the paint in such a way that the grain of the wood shows through, creating a beautiful effect. Also, to make the paint last longer, remember to apply multiple layers of polyurethane to protect the finish of the floors!

3.    Carpet

Carpets are one of the most versatile and comfortable ways to finish a floor. They can be used for almost every room in the house, except the kitchen. They lend warmth to a room both physically and visually and add texture as well. Choosing a neutral color can downplay the floors, and let you have fun with the rest of the room without being restricted to a color palette. Another choice would be to have a ground and balance the room with a bold, attention-grabbing color. If the room in question has high ceilings, this can add a pop of color without diminishing the spacious atmosphere.

The flooring options mentioned above are only 3 possible ways to remodel your home. This list is in no way extensive, and there are a plethora of options even within these 3 categories. However, this should give you a starting point and a general idea of the numerous options available if you wish to renovate the floors in your home.

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