Four Floor Things to ConsiderFlooring makes a huge impact on both a home’s interior design and the life you live within it. Perhaps more than any other aspect of your home, the floor is the apex of function and form. It should handle everything your family can dish out and also look good doing it. Capps Construction can help you choose the right flooring for your custom home with a wide variety of options to accommodate your lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when thinking about flooring:
StructureThe first thing to consider is the construction of the home that the flooring will be installed on. Tile is always an attractive option, and it’s a perfect fit for homes built on a slab. But on raised foundations where the floor will vibrate a lot more, tile won’t stand up as well over time as other options.
Life HappensFloors are perhaps the most used part of your interior. Your flooring will have to withstand foot traffic, pets, plus all the spills and thrills of indoor life. Consider how much maintenance your choice will require. For example, hardwood floors are gorgeous but also high maintenance, and can scratch easily. Think of cleaning spills off carpets vs. laminate, or dealing with dust and pet hair on dark vs. light colored floors.
Style MattersWhile every room can have a different look and feel, floors set a consistent tone throughout the home. You may want a well-lit dining room and a darkened bedroom, but when they share the same floor, a balance must be struck with a choice of flooring that works for both. Let your sense of style and your budget be your guide!
How Much?And of course, you have to keep a budget in mind. So we’ve laid out some flooring ideas here ranked by price, going from most- to least-expensive. Actual costs will vary depending on materials and labor.
- Durability, longevity
- Great resale value
- High Maintenance
- Great resale value
- Cool in summer
- Cold in winter
- Heavy, not suited for certain structures
- Hardwood look, No trees required
- Easy to clean, great with kids!
- Scratch & dent resistant
- Inferior resale value
- Moisture damage