When remodeling your home, one of the most important decisions that you will make is the type of flooring to use. Not only can your choice of flooring material impact the overall appearance of a room, but it can play into other factors of the renovation such as how easy the material is to install.
Three of the most popular choices for flooring materials include tile, carpet, and hardwood flooring, and each offer their own advantages and disadvantages. For someone going through the home remodeling process, it's wise to educate yourself about these different flooring materials to help you make the best choice for your home. To help you arrive at this decision, here is what you need to know about tile, carpet, and hardwood flooring:
There are so many different types of tile flooring to choose from, and each offers their own unique style and look. Porcine tile flooring has become a popular choice for many homeowners because it's durable and nonporous. For those looking for extra durability, stone tile flooring is an excellent option. One of the biggest advantages of having tile flooring is that individual tiles can be replaced if necessary rather than tearing up the entire floor. If you decide to go with tile, it's probably a good idea to have a professional install it for you.
Carpet has long been a favorite flooring material for homeowners as it offers a warm, comfortable feel and helps to reduce the amount of noise in the home. Carpet is particularly desirable in bedrooms for homes in colder climates. Another reason why people choose to install carpet is that it tends to be a more budget friendly flooring material. On the downside, carpet can be more difficult to keep clean, although there are now several stain resistant carpets on the market. To keep your carpet clean and looking its best, it's recommended to steam clean your carpet on an annual basis.
This material is typically the most desirable flooring surface for homeowners. People love that it can be custom designed using different types of hardwood and stains. It's an excellent way to add character to your home, particularly if you plan to use reclaimed wood. Of course, there are some disadvantages to choosing hardwood, with the high upfront cost of the material being the biggest deterrent. Wood can be more susceptible to dents and scratches, and it has the potential to become warped when exposed to too much moisture. While it's one of the most beautiful flooring materials, hardwood does require quite a bit of maintenance to protect its beauty.
As you can see, choosing the right flooring material can be one of the biggest decisions that you make for your home remodeling project, and there are a lot of factors that you need to take into account to make the right choice. At Empire Custom Builders, we have completed more than 500 home remodeling and custom home building projects and have worked with a wide variety of flooring materials. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the pros and cons of these various materials to help you make a decision that you will be happy with.