Four tips for choosing the perfect flooring

Four tips for choosing the perfect flooring

Shopping for new flooring is fun, but we know it can also be overwhelming. Just walking into our flooring store in Rockville, MD, will expose you to hundreds of samples! Here are some tips to streamline the process for you.

First, assess your flooring needs

Remember, your needs might be very different than for some others, so the floors you fell in love with at your neighbor’s home may not necessarily be the best for you. Communicate to your flooring company so they can help you find the product. Some things to consider are family size, extra durability, and stain resistance requirements; special needs, such as hypoallergenic or pet-friendly, and the room itself.

What is your budget?

Don't think about product cost only, but also factor in services, such as installation, disposal, and, if applicable, moving and storage. Think also of associated products, such as carpet padding, transition strips, adhesives, etc.

Now that you have the budget finalized, buy the best your wallet will allow. In other words, don't become swayed by what you might see as a "better deal" on flooring. Very often, bargain-basement prices translate into inferior products with costly repair and premature replacements.

Conduct a little research on flooring

While you don't need to be an expert, familiarize yourself with some terms, along with advantages and disadvantages. This way, you can make an informed decision on your next flooring.

For example, fiber will most likely be the most critical decision you'll make in a carpet, so know the pros and cons of each. Also, there are two versions of hardwood; will one work better for you than the other?

What’s your home’s decor?

It's certainly common to have a couple or more flooring types in your home. Just be sure the styles harmonize with each other, so your house has a cohesive look instead of a jarring, confusing combination of different decor types.

Feel free to explore the inventory at Renaissance Floor & Carpet. Our professionals will help you find the right flooring, plus they’ll also give you a free quote. From our showroom in Rockville, MD, we work with homeowners and businesses in and around Rockville, Aspen Hill, Bethesda, North Bethesda, Gaithersburg, North Potomac, and Silver Spring.