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post #1 of Old 11-04-2009, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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How To Choose Flooring Wisely

In order to choose the best possible flooring materials, you need to know what you are looking for. Today, a myriad of flooring choices abound depending on appearance, cost and technology. These choices include hardwoods, softwoods, stone, carpet, resilients, tiles and laminates. Each of these flooring choices has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Experts suggest that you use these three criteria in order to properly choose your new floor. First, consider how the material will fit in your design. Second - consider how much wear and tear this material can take and how much traffic the area will take. Third, decide whether or not it will fit the allotted budget.

When choosing flooring you need to consider if this fits with the overall design of your kitchen and bath. The flooring can pretty much establish the mood or character you want to create for that certain area in your house. The flooring can either become the focal point of the area or it can serve as a background that will lead the eyes to other design elements of the room. Either way, you will need to have it in proper coordination with the rest of the design elements of the room. If you want to create a bold, contemporary look, you can mix and match colors, pattern, size and texture of ceramic tiles. There are also widely available laminates that can mimic the look and feel of natural materials. These can be inexpensive and support almost all possible design options ranging from a formal to a casual look.


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post #2 of Old 11-16-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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The factors to look into when exploring your wood flooring options include:


Budget
Wood flooring can be considered among the high end choices but proves to be a great investment not only by resale time but throughout the years as not only does it boost the overall value of your New York home but also enhances the family's quality of living. With this said, project budget is a crucial factor that contributes greatly to success. In spending your hard-earned budget, the key to giving the most bang to your buck is spending wisely. Never sacrifice quality just to save some money, if you need to cutback then look for ways to get high quality for less like availing for sales, bargains, discounts, and promotions.


Location
The area where you plan to have wood flooring installed is another major consideration. When choosing, make sure that your choice would be durable enough to efficiently serve the functions of the area. Ideally softer types are for places not much susceptible to scratches and other damages while harder types can be for any area. Though more popularly used in bedrooms, entertainment areas, and other less traffic receiving places; the warmth and style that this type of flooring affords can now extend to the kitchen and even bathrooms. With new finishes out in the market, spills and moisture does not pose much problems than before.


Finishing
This can be done to wood flooring on-site or factory-applied. With pre-finished wood flooring, you would not have to deal with dust, fumes and waiting for the floor to be walked on. This also proves to be tougher than that applied on-site. The downside however is that installation may be difficult with slight unevenness in thickness and leveling as the floor has not been sanded flat.


With finishes applied on-site, installation can be made in a more accurate manner without any unevenness. Another thing about this is the possibility of having the wood tainted with colors of your choice to bring out more richness to the floor.


No matter which wood flooring type you end up choosing, the full benefits would not be enjoyed if the floor is not properly installed. This makes the role of a qualified floor contractor crucial. Remember, this material does not come cheap, so to get the return on investment expected; ensure craftsmanship.

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post #3 of Old 11-24-2009, 05:03 AM
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Good flooring can provide both function and comfort. This can also establish the room's overall mood. Learn which flooring is best for your needs, and which can provide you years of good service.

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post #4 of Old 03-27-2010, 02:56 AM
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You are right before going to buy material for floors, we need to evaluate our needs our location area traffic etc, its best strategy to identify material we need, if you wants to use carpating then dont go for expensive material
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Hi everyone,

There are different types of flooring available in the market. Like wood flooring, Laminate flooring, Vinyl flooring, Ceramic Tile etc..

So depends on your budget, requirement, status etc.. you can to choose the flooring..

you'll get more details about each type of flooring on :diy-home-tips.com/how-to-choose-flooring.html

Thanks..
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