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3 Considerations When Choosing Flooring Products For Your Home

Feb 12, 2008
Do you have a home renovation project on the go ? A popular refurbishment is replacing old flooring. This article will discuss some ways to determine what are the best flooring products for your home.

The Cost

Ok, The obvious first consideration is how much you can spend on the project as a whole and the flooring product in particular. It would be nice to have really expensive marble flooring for the kitchen but this might be an impractical expectation if your budget is tight. If your project involves more than just the renovation of the floor then you will need to set a proportion of it aside for each part of the development.

To do this, you need to list down all the things that you need and then divide your money into these things. Make sure that you stay within your budget range so that you will not end up with a pile of debts that you can hardly afford to pay. If your budget is not in the league of expensive flooring materials, look for flooring materials that are in that range.

Do some shopping around before you buy, for instance, the internet can give you a good idea of best prices for the product you decide on. Avoid the urge to impulse shop, even if the flooring product you have your heart set on appears to be scarce, more will turn up, believe me.

Consider How Many People Will Be Using The Flooring In Your Home

Having children and pets in the home can lead to more wear on the flooring product. In most cases, homes with young children and dogs will get heavy traffic so the flooring needs to be heavy duty. This means flooring of cork and wood could be a no no as they could be easily damaged, stained or spoiled by your pooch. It would be pretty annoying if your newly laid wooden floor was to get scratched or dented so an alternative material might be a better solution for the moment.

In this case you want to go for the highly popular vinyl, marble and laminated bamboo flooring. They can be cleaned easily and are hard to stain.

Consider Allergies

If your family has asthma sufferers or some other type of environmental based allergy, think carefully before buying any carpet flooring. Carpets are notorious for hiding bacteria, dust and particles that can inflame people with these sorts of health conditions. You will find it harder to clean too and notice that it wears and looks dated more so than other materials. Forget about carpet and look at flooring products like marble, vinyl or laminated flooring that don't hide dust and other particles and can be cleans with a wet clothe or mop easily.
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