When shopping for new flooring, here are some important aspects for your consideration, including your lifestyle and budget.
Do You Have Kids?
Consider the ages and activity level of your children. Are they active in sports and bring home muddy or heavy equipment every day?
If you have a dedicated area for those items, such as a mudroom or entryway, consider using a durable, waterproof or water-resistant product for that space. If you think these items will make their way all over the house, you may want to choose a super durable, yet beautiful vinyl plank product that will stand up to years of activity. Not only are luxury vinyl floors easy to clean and maintain; but the large range of color and style options available in realistic wood patterns will surprise you!
Do You Have Pets?
If you want to install hardwood flooring, one or two small pets won?t alleviate the option; but if you have large or multiple pets, you may want to consider a vinyl or laminate product. These floors have scratch resistant wear layers for durability that hold up to everyday wear and tear from your pets? nails and playful activity. Modern vinyl and laminate floors have the same visuals as hardwood floors including distressed, wire brushed, and rustic wood styles, or earthy, natural patterns. So, you can still have the look you want; but the function that you need (and less worry about damage to your floors!).
Where do you live?
Avoid solid hardwood collections if you live in a very humid climate like South Florida. Although gluing and nailing these products can alleviate some cupping and crowning, an engineered hardwood option will result in a much more stable installation. With today?s options in flooring, it is very easy to find the look that you want with the functionality that you need.
Are you environmentally conscious?
Many families today take steps to recycle and bring reusable bags to the grocery store to promote a healthier earth. But when it comes to your home, did you know you can choose a green-friendly flooring option?
Quantum Floors offers numerous flooring options from manufacturers who undergo strict procedures and rules to gain certification status. Some of the environmental commitments from our brands ensure that the wood is gathered from sustainable forests.