Furniture and Interior Design

How to Choose Hardwood, Carpet, or Tile for Room Remodel

hardwood flooringGorgeous and durable flooring will always be a major aspect to great decor. The best flooring will not only enhance the look of a room, it can also improve and increase the overall value of the house.

Selecting the right flooring can be more than a bit challenging for a homeowner. Each and every unique type of flooring will come with its own pros and cons and, although a certain style may look great, it might not end up being the best choice to make. Due to this fact, homeowners should consider their choices with great deliberation and take budget and practicality along with personal likes and style preferences into consideration.

A Look at Determining Factors

A home owner should weigh personal and aesthetic likes against a number of key factors prior to making any final decisions on a selection:

1. Practicality

You might have a preference for lightly colored and plush wall-to-wall carpeting; yet, if you have children or pets, you might find your sought after flooring could end up being utterly ruined. There will be specific types of flooring that might require a great deal more care, so you do have to be a lot more careful when you make a decision about the carpeting you acquire. That really nice carpeting might not be right for the family room, but it could be okay for a guest room that is not used all that often.

2. Price

You might very well love the look wall-to-wall hardwood presents, but you also have to be sure whether or not it fits your budget. Take the right amount of time out to measure your house so you can correctly estimate the costs of the flooring before you make any decisions. Do not forget, there will be certain types of flooring that must be professionally installed and this shall add to your final costs.

3. Restrictions

Last, you will need to take a breath and try and consider any number of the architectural features that might impact the flooring. Sunlight and humidity in the interior of a room can lead to damage or fading to certain forms of flooring, and vents in the floor should also be taken into consideration. Factors along these lines must never dictate a decision; yet, you will want to carefully take all these aspects should be though about prior to making a huge investment in flooring.

As soon as you have carefully looked the the suitability of different flooring types, you can then move onto weighing personal design preferences. When taking part in pricing, issues of practicality and other restrictions can lead to certain flooring types being unsuitable and there are many other options that might be just as agreeable but better suited for your home or lifestyle.

Flooring: The Different Types Available

Never be afraid to try out a few experiments until you can locate a style of flooring that works for you. You might even wish to mix and match different types of flooring and styles in order to be sure you can achieve the look you want to create. The following are a few options available to you when you are trying to figure out what you want. Within each of these unique categories there will be even more options available in terms of colors, styles, and looks.


Without a doubt, this would be the most economical options for home flooring. The range of the pricing for carpeting would be much greater which, in turn, offers a lot more flexibility in prices.

A carpet is pretty easy to install and, if you are a handy person, you might even be able to do it on your own. A carpet will require regular vacuuming as well as performing a shampooing at least once every 12 months.

Another carpet choice is carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are used a lot in commercial settings and outdoor areas, so you might not find all that many options when it comes to the color or style; and yes, this flooring will work quite fine in a playroom or high-traffic area. Some examples include; and

Ceramic Tile

This is an excellent option to select in quite a number of ways as ceramic tile is highly durable, but it is also extremely versatile. Ceramic tile can fit nicely in any decorative scheme, and options do exist to fit any possible budget. Ceramic tiles tend to be be quite cold on bare feet; yet, it is not tough at all difficult to maintain and require upkeep beyond basic mopping and sweeping.


Hardwood can deliver a lot of depth and warmth to the decor of a room that would not be easily achieved by any other means. Hardwood can be maintained by just performing a little dusting, though it should be refinished every decade or so in order to maintain a brand new look. Be aware of the fact that hardwood can end up being a lot more easily scratched or harmed than would be the case with other flooring.

As is clear, you do have a number of options and we have only briefly touched the surface of what is available when flooring is concerned. We do suggest you take out the time required to carefully look over all the different factors when trying to make a selection that will serve your home for many years to come.

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