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Guide to Pick The Right Flooring For Your Home

Choose the Right Flooring
Article Author
Shirin Ahmadpour
Jan 10, 2018 12:07 AM

Have you ever walked into a model home and stood in awe at how beautiful the floors were. The floors complemented the entire interior design, opened up the space in the home, and felt amazing under your feet. Flooring has a major impact on a home, and to make it truly yours, you need floors that match your unique style, cater to your family, and overall use of the home.

Express Flooring is a leader in flooring in Arizona. From the countless flooring options, regular discounts, and professional installation, they are changing homes in the Valley everyday. Their experience and professionalism can guide any homeowner through the flooring process and help even the most indecisive homeowners find the perfect flooring.

What your flooring says about you

Choosing the right flooring for your home is important because your home is a reflection of you. The way you design your home, from the colors on the walls to the decor, your home expresses your personality, your family, and your life. You can tell a lot about a person when stepping into their home. Your choice in floors can signify whether your a social or private person, or whether you cherish luxury or prefer ultimate comfort. It can show people your personal style and tastes. Flooring is as a part of the home as the people who live in it.

types of flooring

Different types of flooring

There are many different flooring trends. And just like history, trends often repeat themselves with just a new and better version. The amount of flooring options to choose from today are endless. Start with choosing the right type of flooring for each area of your home, then the size and texture, and color and pattern. Flooring is nearly customizable down to the most similar color shades. At Express Flooring you’ll have endless amounts of carpet flooring, tile flooring, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, stone flooring, and vinyl flooring options.

Carpet

There are many different types of carpet to choose from. Carpet comes in three main carpet types including: cut pile carpet, loop pile carpet, and loop and cut pile combined.

Types of carpet

Cut pile carpet is popular because it has a smooth and soft texture. It is commonly found in bedrooms and living spaces for its comfortability. Cut pile carpet also has many different styles including: textured plush, Saxony, frieze, and cable.

Loop pile carpet as shown in the image above is made up of small loops that go in and out of the carpets backing. Loop pile carpet is popular for its durability. This type of carpet is commonly found in places of higher traffic.

Lastly, there is loop and cut pile combined, which is a durable blend of both carpet types. This type of carpet is not as popular as the first two listed, but is another option to choose from. The loop and cut pile combination allows for carpets to have a varied texture design like squares of cut pile throughout a loop pile carpet.

Tile

Tile flooring instantly adds a pristine and gorgeous look to a home. The natural stone and patterns in beautifully laid tile can make a home look bigger. Tile comes in many different sizes, shapes, stones, colors, and patterns. Tile is heavy and durable. Experts, like the installers at Express Flooring, lay each tile down with precise care. One benefit to having tile is that if one were to crack, it can simply be replaced instead of having to tear out a huge section of the floor. Tile floors are cool to the touch and remain uniquely textured. Added customization comes from your choice of grout as well.

Laminate

Express Flooring is Arizona’s preferred laminate flooring company. Laminate is an affordable way to give your home the look and feel you want. Laminate flooring gives you the option to have wood-like floors. Nowadays, laminate flooring looks so real that guests often cannot tell if your floors are real wood or not. High-end looks meet budget-friendly prices with laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is also highly durable and easy to clean. It has become more and more popular to see laminate flooring used in remodeling projects, new homes, and model homes.

Hardwood

Hardwood flooring is a classic, elegant yet cozy flooring option. It can give homes a luxurious look and also give it a rustic and natural look. There are so many types and colors of hardwood flooring to choose from. Traditionally, dark woods were themed with elegance. Now you can find lighter woods, even some with white to grey hues, that add elegance to a home. Hardwood flooring is charming. It gives modern homes a touch of nature and traditional homes a touch of luxury. From the color to the gloss, the grain to the finishing, hardwood floor offers a unique style and is a highly desired flooring type.

how to choose right flooring

Here are some of the main factors to consider when selecting new flooring for your home:

• Family oriented

Do you have a full household? Do you have kids, pets, or both? Is there heavy foot traffic in your home and do you need durable floors to keep up with your lifestyle?

family oriented carpet

When you are figuring out how to choose the right flooring for your home, be sure to consider the lifestyle of yourself and your family who walk in and out of your home regularly. It is very important that your home’s flooring matches the needs and personalities of those who live there. Many family homes often have a combination of carpet in living areas to ensure comfortability, while leaving high traffic areas tile or laminate for their durability and easy to clean nature.

And, you can’t forget the furry friends who become part of the family. At Express Flooring, there are many pet-friendly flooring options. Pets and children are huge factors to consider when choosing the right floors for your home. Carpets are a cozy place for pets and children to lay, while tile can keep your pets cool. Hardwood floors, though popular, are not always best for busy and pet-loving households as they are more prone to stains and water damage. Keep in mind that choosing floors for your home is actually like choosing floors that are perfect for the whole family.

• Cleaning preference

If you’re like me you prefer simplicity when it comes to cleaning. Quick and easy clean up is key to keeping your household running. Some flooring types are easier to clean than others. Let’s start with carpet maintenance. In order to keep clean, meaning stain free, soft, and smelling good regular vacuuming is required, semi-regular steam cleaning is needed, and a few times a year you’ll definitely want to have them professionally cleaned. Carpet fibers hold dirt, dust, and other things that may fall onto it deep down into the base of the carpet. Pet and food stains can cause major eyesores. But, if you can handle the maintenance, it is definitely worth it to have cozy, soft carpet in low traffic areas like bedrooms. Be sure to ask Expres Flooring about special children and pet-friendly carpet flooring options.

cleaning preference flooring

When it comes to tile, cleaning can be done with a mop or on your hands and knees scrubbing. Tile is most common in high traffic areas and kitchen. Although you won’t have to worry too much about stains when mishaps spill on tile, you’ll still need to regularly mop the floors, especially if the tiles have a rough texture. Mopping will be the most used cleaning appliance, however, when it comes to the grout between the tiles, a good scrub will be needed time to time.

Lastly, hardwood and laminate floors are often very smooth. A hard floor vacuum and light mopping should do the trick. You won’t want to keep these floors wet too long so a simple flat padded mop after spills is a must.

• Temperature preference

Different types of flooring will make your house warmer or cooler. Tile flooring particularly holds in cold air, which is useful during the hot summers. Many times you’ll see pets enjoying laying down on tile or hardwood floors. Carpet typically traps in heat, which makes winters toasty and cozy. And, depending on the type of laminate flooring, the temperature can go either way. For instance, wood-like laminate flooring can imitate cooler floors like real hardwood, but still would not be as cool as tile.

• Ideal look

Is there a certain style, theme, or feel you want to get from your flooring? When you and your guests walk in, how do you want them to describe your home? Do the words elegant, modern, vintage, cozy, or pristine come to mind? The right flooring can give your home any look you want. Dark hardwood floors can give a classic elegance, while light hardwood floors can give a cozy and homely feel.

living room flooring

Imagine building your home from the ground up. What would it look like? What personality would the outside of the home convey, and would it carry on into the house? Capturing the ideal look, feel, and ambiance you have always dreamed of is a priority, and the flooring professionals at Express Flooring can help make the right choice because they have truly seen it all.

• Wall colors and home decor

Are you in love with your current interior design or are you thinking of remodeling your entire home? You’ll want to choose a flooring type and design that complements your walls, theme, and home decor. If your home is filled with pop colors, think about sticking to a neutral floor. The same idea goes for homes that are more neutral in colors and design, think about choosing a stand-out flooring option. Or, if you feel inclined to constantly change your home’s decor, the safe choice would also be to go with a neutral carpet or tile. When it comes to how to choose the right flooring for your home, think about your overall interior design and choose a floor that will complement your home’s colors, decor, and theme.

• Budget

Express Flooring works with homeowners and home builders to match flooring options that meet specific budgets. With all of their regular discounts and offers, any homeowner is sure to find a beautiful and affordable floor. For homeowners who want to truly invest in bringing up their home’s value, choosing a beautiful hardwood or tile floor is a sure way to enhance the elegance of your home and increase its value.

But, when it comes to how to choose the right flooring for your home, it has to fit your budget. There are many solutions to finding affordable flooring that is still exactly what you want. One popular way to get the elegance of hardwood flooring without the hefty price is to use wood-like laminate flooring. Often, guests aren’t even able to tell that laminate is used instead of real hardwood. Laminate flooring is made specifically to replicate the look, shine, and feel of hardwood. Laminate flooring is a great way to get the style and floor you dream of within the budget you set.

You’re ready to choose the right flooring for your home

You’ve already taken the next step in asking how to choose the right flooring for your home, and now you know the many factors to consider. Keep in mind your home’s decor, your families use of the home, choosing pet-friendly floors, and the ideal look you want to achieve. With your dream floors in mind, Express Flooring will do the rest.

When you schedule a free in-home estimate with Express Flooring, we bring the store to you. Feel and see all of Express Flooring’s high quality flooring options. Explore the many different flooring types, styles, and prices. Our flooring specialists will help you choose which flooring accentuates your home, gives you the feeling you’re looking for, and fits your lifestyle and budget.

Express Flooring professionally installs your new floors, offers next day installation*, and even offers a lifetime warranty on installation*. We hope our experience in the flooring industry will help you feel confident about choosing new floors for your home and can’t wait to help you take this next step in designing your dream home.

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