When you work with an Ottawa flooring company, you will find how many attractive options there are today for flooring. Each is unique in its benefits and detriments. Choosing between carpeting, tile, hardwood, and laminates can be challenging. Each has its features, colour choices, textures, resistance, etc.
There are a number of ways to approach your decision, and we will offer some factors for you to consider as you work your way through the options.
There are different floorings available, and many apply to other areas of the home. But you are not restricted to the same floor coverings all over the house. It is perfectly acceptable to mix and match hardwoods, tiles, carpet, etc., depending on the use of the room. You may choose hardwood for a formal living room, but carpeting may be the better choice for a children’s playroom. The tile might be nice in the kitchen but not suitable for the bedroom.
By narrowing down the use of each room, you will be better able to decide how to handle the floor choices.
Not all families are constructed the same. It will depend on if you have children, multi-generations, or a career that includes a lot of home entertaining. This will determine the durability you need in each area and how much maintenance it will take. If you have less time to devote to vacuuming, then carpeting is not a good choice. Carefully consider your current lifestyle and project it over the next five years or so to make the best decision now.
Everyone has a budget and a limit about how much they are willing to spend on redecorating. Working with a contractor and your Ottawa flooring company, you can easily adjust the numbers until you come upon the right combination of expense and desire.
There are different levels of comfort based on activities. Carpeting is soft on the feet and easy on the kids when they tumble around. However, there are some other options that are equally as nice, like cork or vinyl flooring that is easy to clean and still great for a movie night with popcorn.
Different areas need separate decisions like the kitchen. You will need something durable and yet easy on the feet since there is often much standing in that room.
Much of your decision depends on usage. If all the aunts and cousins expect you to host every holiday and event, you may want something with a hard surface that can withstand heavy traffic. Hardwood, vinyl, and laminate are good choices. However, some of these surfaces are more prone to scratching and stains if you have pets.
That brings us to maintenance. Part of your choice will depend upon whether you have the time and inclination to run the vacuum several times a week or would rather sweep with a dry mop. How are you about catching spills and making sure they are adequately cleaned and quickly? Carpets can continue to hold odours or scents longer than hard surfaces. Many of the flooring options have resistance factors that are built-in or can be added. If allergens are a problem, it is best to consider what fabrics or substances can work best in that environment.
There are indeed many things to consider as you choose the right Ottawa flooring for each room of your home. It is a good thing to have a partner in your flooring company who will be able to provide information and advice along the way. Our flooring experts at Continental Flooring will be happy to guide you in your choices and provide you with the best options for your home. We have a wide range of flooring materials, textures and styles to choose from, so whether you are looking for something sleek and modern or more traditional, we can help.