Do you have a room in your house that feels dark and drab? Dark rooms can have benefits. For instance, they can make good bedrooms. However, in rooms meant for activity, a lack of light can interfere with your activities, making you tired or unmotivated. When people think about brightening a room, several ideas come to mind. [Read more…] about How to Lighten A Dark Room with New Flooring.
Professionalism among flooring installers
Are all flooring installers equal? The short answer is “no”. There is a world of difference between a trained, reliable installer with the proper licensing and insurance and day laborers who lack the experience and training necessary to do a professional job. When you get a new floor installed, this distinction is important. But as the client, you should not be responsible for vetting the individuals who show up to install your floor. Unfortunately shoddy, fly by night companies that employ unqualified installers are not uncommon. That’s why recently there has been some conversation about the necessity to regulate the flooring installer industry.
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Ten Reasons to Install New Flooring
We love the look of a new floor. It’s our passion and yes, we’re biased. But we think everyone can appreciate the massive impact that new flooring has on a room. Below we’ve listed our top ten reasons to install new flooring in a room, or throughout your home:
1. New flooring costs less than you think
You may not realize it, but there are many inexpensive options for new floors that won’t break the bank. Durable and low-maintenance linoleum is excellent for a kitchen. And don’t forget inexpensive laminate flooring options to flawlessly imitate hardwood, tile, or even stone. All of these options are available in a wide array for colors to match any interior.
2. Nothing changes the appearance of a room like a new floor
New flooring can immediately change the appearance of a room. It can add value, elegance, space, cleanliness, or warmth. It can make the entire space look redone and new. It can take a room from dark and dreary to light and bright, or from drab and sterile to warm and cozy.
3. New floors add value to your home
Thinking about selling your home but still have worn out, stained, or knicked floors? You’d be amazed at how much more attractive your home will be to new homebuyers with new floors installed. Even just one room can make a difference.
4. New floors can improve air quality
Some flooring options contain contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) like benzene, perchlorothylene, and formaldehyde that can off-gas. By replacing these with new flooring options that minimize the use and off-gassing of VOCs in their production, you can ensure a safer environment in your home. Carpet installed in areas of high humidity can be prone to mold or mildew. Replace with floors more suitable for high humidity environments.
5. New flooring is a versatile way to change things up
You can change the floors in a room without needing to change the rest of the interior and still achieve a vastly different look. Flooring options come in all varieties of color and finish to achieve any look.
6. New floors can create more openness
Replacing a stained, scraped, warped, knicked, or dark floor with something light can immediately open up a room.
7. New floors can make space useable
Building an outdoor patio or deck creates a comfortable place to enjoy the outside. Replacing an old tile floor with carpet can warm up a living room and make a space safer for toddlers and children to tumble.
8. New flooring is a good investment
By choosing wisely, you can install a new floor that will last for years to come. Talk to a professional about the intended use of the area you wish to renovate so you make a choice that is best. Some floors can better handle high use while others have specific cleaning and maintenance requirements.
9. New flooring can add color to a drab interior
With all of the flooring options available today, there are rich tones in every color. Whether you choose a rich mahogany wood-look laminate or a bright green tile, the rich hues of a floor will reflect on the walls and surroundings to change the entire space.
10. New floors are fun
New floors are like a haircut for your home – they make everything feel new a fresh. They can give you a new perspective on a home you’ve grown tired of. They can inspire you to care about your space all over again.