Thinking About Reflooring?
Thinking about replacing the flooring in your home in order to add more vibrancy to your home or perhaps a little resale value? This is the type of project many homeowners often consider after they've repainted the interior of their home, added new window décor, replaced countertops in kitchen's, and even put in new showers and bathtubs. Some homeowners will even consider replacing the flooring in their home as part of a new furniture plan.
Before replacing the flooring in your home however it's important to review and consider several things. The first and perhaps most important among these things is your budget. Many homeowners often make the mistake of diving headfirst into a reflooring project without giving much consideration to their budget. Much like a child's eyes that are bigger than their stomach when they visit a restaurant, a homeowners eyes may be bigger than their budget when they begin considering putting in stained wood flooring or marble tile into one or more of the rooms in their home. Keeping your head out of the clouds and your feet firmly planted on the ground in front of your bank account will help you determine what types of flooring you'll be able to purchase and how many rooms you be able to re-floor.
The next thing you should consider prior to beginning a reflooring project is the rooms themselves. Questions like, “how often are these rooms used” and “what type of flooring will stand up best to foot traffic in that room” are good questions to start with. Homeowners who simply begin re-flooring a room without considering the type of foot traffic those rooms see and the types of abuse the the new flooring might have to endure will often be faced with a mandatory reflooring project within just a matter of years, sometimes less. Not only does the traffic take its toll on certain rooms but so do things like pets, children, spills, and even food stains. You can further determine what type of flooring will work best for any particular room by considering things like leaks, moisture, exposure to direct sunlight, and even appliances. Not all types of flooring support heavy appliances so it is wise to select flooring that is both resilient and supportive.
The next thing you should consider is installation. While many homeowners may elect to lay down new linoleum, tile, or carpet, the job itself can be arduous and time-consuming for inexperienced individuals. There are also intricacies of each job that many do-it-yourselfers will overlook. Things like requirements for subflooring, removing old staples and baseboards, as well as some safety issues related to any re-flooring job can and should be addressed by someone with experience. This is why it's a good idea to consider hiring a professional re-flooring contractor. Professionals bring with them not only experience but professional grade tools and even advice for homeowners who feel lost during the initial planning phase of the reflooring project.
When properly prepared for and completed by experienced hands reflooring of a home adds something new to look at, resale value, and is something for homeowners to be excited about. You'll be amazed at how your new flooring changes the atmosphere in a particular room and makes it all the more easier to spend time in said room as well.