When you are working on a remodel, renovation, or new construction, it will seem like you have a million and one decisions to make. One of those decisions is the type of flooring you will have laid. If you’re redoing an old room, it might not occur to you to change the type of flooring, but this is the perfect time to do so.
Adding the item of replacing flooring to your construction project is actually a lot more cost effective and beneficial than you might think. If you’re getting walls redone, a room addition, or a complete remodel, you’re already emptying the room down to the bare bones. That means it is very convenient to upgrade your flooring as well, and it usually doesn’t add that much onto your overall construction costs.
But what kind of flooring should you get? Obviously, the cost of the project is going to depend largely on what type of flooring you choose. Besides cost, here are some things to consider about your flooring.
Where are you in the life cycle of your family?
Are you just starting out with kids in the offing, or are you working on moving the kids out of the house and taking over for your own desires? This makes a big difference in your flooring options. Hardwood is a good option because it is durable, not easily stained, and can be easily sanded and revarnished when the toddler destruction is over. Of course, if you opt for carpet, make sure it is a dark color.
What makes you the most comfortable?
If you’re not worried about staining and destruction from small children, you can focus on what makes you comfortable. If you get cold easily, carpet or hardwood with thick rugs is the best answer for you. Alternatively, you could install hardwood or tile flooring and ask your contractor to ensure that the floors are well insulated to keep them from getting cold.
What is more aesthetically pleasing?
Everyone has their own tastes, and when you are remodeling or building your new home, it is your opportunity to choose what best suits your personality. Unless you have a spouse to contend with, the only limitation on your flooring is your own imagination. There are many options out there, and we can help you find the right one.
If you are ready to start your remodeling project, or if you are looking for a general contractor for new construction, contact us today.