Chances are if you are already looking at new flooring, your decision to update has already been made. But before you buy, let's discuss your decision. Many consumers make hundreds decisions about their homes each year. Whether their current floors are outdated or the homeowners are just ready for a change, each year millions of people hit the home improvement and flooring stores in search of the perfect product for their homes. Here at Keith Clay Floors, we want you to have all the information you need to make the best decision for your home based on what you need, and what you select with your home decor.
There are many factors to consider when you're in the market for new floors. Keith Clay Floors believes that one of the most important things to remember is that finding the right flooring material to meet your needs is vital if you want to be happy with the finished product. If you aren't happy, then you've wasted your money. No matter what, it's something you will see and walk on it everyday so it needs to be right the first time. While there are many different types of floors available to you, not all materials are going to provide you with what you're looking for.
Here are a few things we think you need to consider when you are shopping around for the perfect flooring product.
Tip Number One: If you have kids, look for kid friendly floors. If you have young children or pets in your home, it is important to remember that, although they are adorable, they are going to make messes. And lots of them. So you need to be prepared and purchase something that will clean up with as little effort as possible.
But just because you know your little angels are going to wreak havoc on your home doesn't mean you can't have the floors you really want. There are many kid safe flooring materials out there that you can choose from.
If carpet is at the top of your list (and this is a great flooring choice to have in kids; rooms since the majority of their play time is spent on the floor, then look for a durable carpet that cleans easily. Stainmaster carpets have always done well and are great for small children. They are easy to clean and most stains are repelled before they have a chance to stain at all.
If you would rather have wood floors but are afraid of the maintenance and possible damage from your kids spilling liquids, then a beautiful wood laminate floors may be the perfect alternative. Laminate is now available in many different colors and type of wood look. It is easy to maintain and a breeze to clean.
If carpet and wood or wood laminate don't seem like the right choice for your home, there are other materials available that work well with kids, including tile, vinyl and eco-friendly options like concrete and cork. Tile is great for clean-ups and is fairly durable. Although concrete can definitely jazz up a space and is extremely durable, it is obviously very hard and may not be a great choice if you have small children who tend to play a lot in the house.
Area rugs can help with color and style, but all in all you are the best one to evaluate what best suits you and your family.
Tip Number Two: Please take the time to do your homework. Before you head out to the store to look for your new floors, spend a little time doing research online. Make a list of what you want in flooring materials and look for the best match. New flooring options are emerging everyday and unconventional flooring products are becoming more and more popular in homes and businesses. Even Green Flooring options have become a large consideration with most families eager to do their part.
Tip Number Three: Beware of maintenance and what it will require to keep your floors in tip top shape. If you arenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t the kind of person who likes to clean or who likes to maintain things, there are certain flooring products you just arenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t going to like. Keep in mind that all floors require some type of maintenance, whether it is regular cleaning or sealing, but some floors require more treatment than others. When you are researching flooring choices, be sure to look up what is required to maintain the floors once they are installed. You can always talk to us here at Keith Clay Floors for additional advice, we have been in business a long time and have invaluable information to assist you in making your best decisions.
Now that you are armed with facts and information, give us a call and together we can find the right product for your home. Remember, itÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s not important what the sales associate, your neighbor or your mother-in-law wants you to get. Choosing the right floors for you is whatÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s most important throughout the process. We are here to help you right from the start.