The decision to engage professional Residential Flooring Services impacts not only the appearance and aesthetic of the house interior but also the future resale value of the home. So when decision time comes, a number of options come into play. First, what type of floor do you want to be laid down? Each choice in and of itself as a range of options depending on available budget and individual taste.
Carpeting is popular both for the comfort of the walking surface and the appearance of warmth it conveys to residents and guests. But carpet care can be a complicated business and so too is the selection of material. Areas of heavy foot traffic will require a thick durable fiber to withstand such usage over a long period of time. Both soil and stain resistance also factor into the grade of carpet and color to be selected.
Selecting tile is a good choice. Tile is easier to keep clean than carpet, more durable than wood, and comes in a variety of styles, textures, patterns, and surfaces. However, it is necessary to consider whether glazed ceramic, laminate or stone is more desirable. Also necessary is to decide which rooms of the house it is to be laid down based on luminosity, expected traffic, and water absorption.
Wood conveys the elegance no other floor surface can match. However, wood has its own complications. The chief of these is water resistance, since wood warps under excess moisture and is vulnerable to water stains. There is also the type of wood flooring to be selected. Solid wood comes in 3/4 inch thicknesses and is made from a single solid piece, but is more moisture-vulnerable. It should be installed only over a pre-existing wooden subfloor. By contrast, engineered wood can be installed using glue upon a variety of subfloors. Exotic woods make for a dramatic appearance but are expensive as they are uncommon in North America. Prefinished flooring is ready to install and the job can be completed in a single day with comparative ease. On the other hand, unfinished flooring will take several days to lay down, stain, and polish, but allows the client to choose the exact color and finish.
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