Whether you are choosing flooring for your new house or updating the existing floors in your home, picking the right floor matters. Flooring is a long-term investment in your home, so you need to ensure the flooring suits your needs, lifestyle, and decorative taste. Our flooring professionals at Kemp’s Dalton West Flooring are well-versed in all types of flooring and will be happy to brainstorm with you for your space. If you want to explore your flooring options, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.
- Your Budget—Before you begin shopping around for flooring, decide how much money you are willing to invest in the project. There are certain flooring types that may be out of your intended price range and may not be helpful. However, if you like the look of a more expensive flooring type, let our staff know. There are many alternatives which can deliver a remarkably similar look for a reduced price. For example, if you are set on a dark hardwood look, but the price tag is too high, you could consider a luxury vinyl plank instead. Being clear on your budget will help you feel at peace with your investment.
- Your Needs—Think about what kind of features you desire in your flooring. Some homeowners prefer uniform flooring throughout their home. Others like to customize each room depending upon the usage of the space. For example, you could choose a waterproof luxury vinyl plank for your spaces exposed to water regularly, such as your kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, but prefer a luxurious carpet for your bedrooms. Once you consider your needs for each room, we can make material recommendations. Be honest with yourself about your lifestyle to ensure that you choose flooring that will last long-term. If your family has young children or pets, you should factor them into your flooring choices. Families usually look for flooring types which are easy to care for and hard to damage. If you like the durability and ease of care with hard flooring but prefer your first step out of bed to be soft, you could consider adding an area rug. Area rugs can provide added comfort while allowing you to keep your uniform hard flooring throughout your home.
- Your Style—A quality floor will last for many years, so you should consider what floor will fit your style long-term. Flooring should complement your decor but choosing a neutral classic option would be wise long-term. Your decor may change over the years, so your floor should be timeless. There are certain flooring types that can further your decorative style. If you are going for a farmhouse style home, going with a wide plank light or unfinished wood floor look will communicate the desired rustic charm. Wide plank light floors can also work for an old world style as well. A modern industrial style may utilize a stone, tile, or gray wood look. Many homeowners are choosing bold tile for their bathroom floors right now as an accent. Choosing a floor to follow a trend is alright, but make sure that you will enjoy the look long-term to maximize your investment.
If you are ready to explore your options, schedule a consultation with us or visit one of our showrooms in Peachtree City, LaGrange, or Newnan. We want to help you find the ideal flooring options to suit your needs, style, and budget.