How Do I Choose New Flooring?Choosing new floors can be overwhelming and a bit confusing. Where do I start? There are virtually thousands of choices and just as many colors. We watch all the Television shows and it looks so easy and then we start the process and become confused and indecisive.
Where do we begin?
- If I have more then one area I start with the largest area to get floored.
When we have decided on which area we will start with, we begin the process with a few simple questions:
- What is my budget?
- What do I like?
- How do we use the area?
- Who uses the area most?
- What are my greatest concerns for this room?
Let’s look at my budget first:
- What is the total amount I want to spend? Let’s say that our budget figure is $3000.00 and I have a room that measures 15 x 23, which is 345 square feet.
- Now divide your $3000.00 by your room size of 345 square feet and you find that you can spend $8.69 per square foot, (installed& Taxed)
What do I prefer ?
I am going to use Carpet and Hardwood as our option because they seem to be the ones I sell the most of.
To answer this I like to know how you use the room.
I personally prefer carpet, it’s warmer, softer, more quiet and I believe vacuuming is easier than dusting. My wife on the other hand, prefers Hardwood, she thinks dusting is faster and looks cleaner, so naturally we have a lot of hardwood in our home.
How we maintain and clean each product may become a concern for us as well. hardwood requires regular dusting and occasional use of a hardwood floor cleaner like:
Regular dusting is appealing to some who choose hardwood, while others don’t want to see dust bunnies gather on the smooth surface of hardwood so they might choose carpet.
How do we use the area?
If I know that my children and I will be on the floor a lot, I would prefer the softness of carpet and pad.
What are my greatest concerns for this room?
Looks, ease of cleaning, comfortable?
Is it a formal room? A play room? A media room? How I use it generally defines what I product I should select.
Kids and pets? I might want the ability of Resista Carpet with odor reducing qualities, (it’s like having a continual Renuzit® in your carpet) and it also comes with a No Exclusions Stain Warranty.
Sold by the square foot, carpet always gives you better bang for the buck, Period!
And if more than one product will fill our needs then we need to evaluate which product gives us the best bang for our Dollar.
Let’s Compare Carpet to Hardwood:
These are figures I found at: http://www.homewyse.com/
The numbers I used for the comparison of prices are from the same webpage using the same zip code. And I usually find that these facts are true, I could replace my carpet twice for the same price as Hardwood. Now, these figures all depend on which products you choose. A high dollar nylon carpet and an inexpensive oak hardwood should normally come pretty close to the same price. The figures above seem pretty good for products I show and that I have sold over the past couple of years.
Why Choose Carpet for Your Home?
With its many styles, textures and types of construction, carpet is the right choice for everyone, from first-time homeowners, to retirees, to families with kids and pets. Plus, carpet will maintain its beauty and durability for many years when it is properly chosen, installed and cleaned. Carpet actually improves indoor air quality.
Most people that have stains in their carpet because they don’t know how to clean them. this handy chart ~ Spot Solver has always worked for me and when it fails I call a Professional. If you don’t know a quality carpet cleaner call your local ProSource, they have many Members who they would love to send you to.
Do you like the new softer feel that carpet provides? You might want to check out Tigressá SoftStyle available through your local ProSource Store.
One fact I like about about most Carpet, is that it’s American made. I like keeping our people employed.
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