I’m an over-thinker when it comes to design choices. It takes me forever to decide on simple items like throw pillows and curtains. I like to make sure that I love what I’m buying, and that I won’t have to replace it right away. Although it might take me a long time to complete a room, once it’s done I don’t have to fuss with it for a while. Speaking of decisions, today I want to share a few tips to help you choose flooring for your home. Flooring can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room, so it definitely needs to be chosen carefully.
How to Choose Flooring for Your Home
Our home is lived in, so I prefer flooring that can handle some serious wear and tear. When selecting flooring, consider where it will be installed and how much foot traffic it will be exposed to. You should also ensure that you purchase from a retailer that offers quality products.
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Although I want my flooring to stand the test of time, room design also plays a big role in our flooring selection. For example, we prefer darker flooring in the main living areas. I also like to consider how the floors will work with our furniture, wall colors, and other design elements that affect the overall look.
When it comes to floor textures, you’ll have several options to pick from. Even hardwood flooring has a variety of textures to choose from. Do you prefer a smooth finish? Or an etched floor? The choice is all yours.
Color & Pattern
Selecting your floor’s color and pattern can be a fun process. This is where you can allow your personal style to shine through. Do you prefer neutral tones that enable you to have flexibility in your room design? Or do colorful palettes align better with your style? If you’re not sure where to begin, check out Shaw Floors Inspiration Gallery for ideas.
When selecting flooring for your home, there are several options you’ll need to consider. Choosing flooring is long-term decision and investment, so ensure that you take the time to weigh all of your options. You can start by contacting a flooring expert from Shaw Floors to help you with the process.
What do you look for when selecting flooring? I’d love to hear your tips!