When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your home it’s best to start by determining what your specific needs are. Here are some factors that may play an important role in deciding which flooring would suit your home best. There are some types of flooring, like carpet or hardwood, that aren’t ideal for every family situation.
Young children or pets might need a spill-proof or scratch-resistant flooring option. Price varies widely, so you need to know what your budget for this project will be. Some materials need underlayment or pad, which may cost a little extra than other flooring options. There is a large range of styles so it is important to do research in order to get your best return on investment.
Hardwood continues to be the most popular choice due to its great appearance and longer-lasting materials. Hardwood flooring is popular for its aesthetic as well as the many styles and color options. This flooring can be resurfaced around every four years and is a really good option for shared living spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.
A few of the downsides to using hardwood flooring is that it can be much more expensive than other flooring options. Hardwood floors are also prone to accumulating scuffs, dents, and sometimes moisture.
The cost to install hardwood flooring ranges between $6 and $12 per square foot for the labor plus materials but can cost even more depending on the wood and design chosen.
Refinishing hardwood flooring costs between $3 to $8 per square foot.
Laminate flooring also has many advantages and is a viable option if you don’t think hardwood floors are for you. Laminate can come at a much lower cost than a hardwood flooring option. This is partially due to the cost difference in the material but also due to the fact that laminate is much easier to install. This flooring is also a durable and stylish option. There is a very large variety of colors and designs available for those who are interested in laminate flooring.
Again this flooring option also has some downfalls. Laminate can be susceptible to damage caused by moisture. This can be difficult to repair and isn’t very ideal for places such as the bathroom or the kitchen.
At Top Knot Flooring we have showroom locations in Walnut Creek, CA, and Concord, CA. We offer 0% interest for 12 months and 100% financing – with approved credit. Come in and see one of our flooring specialists to help you decide on the best type of flooring for your home.
To learn more or get a free quote for your project visit www.topknotco.com!