Spring Hill homeowners who are ready to replace their flooring are faced with many choices in terms of flooring types, colors and styles. There’s carpeting, hardwood floors, laminate flooring and tile (amongst others!) So what points should you consider as you choose new flooring? Well, keep reading to learn more!
Tips for Selecting the Right Flooring
Spring Hill residents should begin by considering their lifestyle and other needs, such as indoor air quality-related requirements. For instance, if you have asthma and other respiratory issues, carpeting may be a bad choice due to its propensity for harboring dust mites and allergens. Similarly, if you have pets and/or children, carpeting and hardwood flooring may not stand up to the wear and tear, resulting in stains, scratches and other damage.
So really consider how tough you are on your floors and be honest in terms of how frequently you’re willing to clean your floors, as carpeting will require very frequent vacuuming and time-consuming shampooing sessions on a regular basis.
Carpeting is a good pick if you and your family are easy on your floors and don’t have sensitivities to dust mites and allergens. It’s also very budget-friendly and there are lots of different styles available. But the cleaning requirements can be significant.
Hardwood floors look great and they can last for many years, but they cannot be exposed to moisture and scratching can occur, especially if you have pets. Refinishing the floors may be required every 10 to 15 years (or sooner if you’re rough on your floors. Refinishing can be a very time-consuming and messy project. Laminate flooring gives you a similar look, but for a lower price. The durability can be comparable in some high-end flooring.
Spring Hill natives may also consider tile. Tile flooring is one of the most popular choices due to its extreme durability and the affordability (although some high quality tiles can be quite pricey). Tile flooring is great because if a tile is cracked (typically due to dropping a heavy object or due to improper installation on an un-level surface), you can replace just that one tile. The same goes for grout, which can be easily removed if it is stained or damaged.
Tile can also last for many, many years. Plus, it’s a great pick for homeowners who suffer from allergies and indoor air quality sensitivities because tile does not harbor dust and allergens like carpeting and the tile does not typically give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other indoor air pollutants that can be emitted by wood flooring finishes. Its factors such as these that makes tile flooring a top pick amongst homeowners who are ready to revamp the look of their home.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Proline Tile Distributors*