Do your carpets stink? Are some of your laminate tiles damaged? Does your home need a makeover? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you know it is time to toss out the old and bring in the new.
If it has been at least ten years since you installed your flooring, then now would be an opportune time to change those tiles or those carpets. It will create chaos in the home, setting you back in terms of dollars and cents. However, your flooring is critical to your home’s foundation. So, this is a task that needs to get done.
What do you need to know about floor remodelling? Here are several things to consider as you launch this crusade to better flooring:
Clear the Room
One of the first steps you need to take to remodel your floor is to clear the room. Before you rip out a tile or insert a carpet, it is best to remove everything from your space. That way, you can have a better idea of what you want the floor to be, from the colour to the style. The only way to better understand this is to see what your floor looks like unimpeded.
Next, turn on all the lights and open all the windows. It is time to get an intimate and clear look at your floor.
If you are someone who does not enjoy a lot of natural light or you rarely turn on all your lighting options in a particular room, then you might not realize how great your floor is or how much it needs remodeling. So, try to grab as much light as possible to see if there is mold forming or an uneven feel to the ground.
Know What Flooring You Want
Generally, you know what type of flooring you want when you decide to embark upon a hefty floor remodeling initiative. If not, then you better decide now before you start.
Unsure what kind of flooring is available at your disposal? Here are some ideas:
Engineered hardwood flooring is one of the most popular ideas among homeowners. Another fashionable trend is carpet, making a comeback after years of households foregoing the material. If you have kids, then it is definitely the type of floor you should aim for.
Consider Proper Sight Lines
Are you remodelling your main floor? If so, you may want to institute a floor plan that integrates the best sightlines available. This ensures that people can see each other when in other rooms, so it makes it easier to have conversations or participate in verbal battles.
Well, uh, scratch that last bit!
View of the Outside
One of the best things about the outdoors is being able to enjoy them indoors. Indeed, if you can make it happen, then you want to change your floor plan so that you can have a pleasant view of the outside. What better way to take pleasure from that big, beautiful tree in your front yard or backyard than having a clear view?
We are going to share some honesty with you. Unless you have a small space, it is truly hard to put together a precise budget for your flooring renovation. There are so many factors at play that might be giving a specific number a tad hard. Of course, flooring experts can certainly provide rough estimates that are in the ballpark, but anything exact is quite hard to achieve.
What type of lifestyle do you have? Is it just you and your spouse without any pets or children? Or do you have three toddlers, a pet dog, in-laws who always invite themselves over, and the kids’ friends?
Whatever your personal situation might be, it would be wise to consider it when deciding which floor to install. If you have a stampede of people and animals in your home, then a carpet might be difficult to maintain. However, if it is only you, then a carpet could be OK to install.
Protect Your Floors
Stone or laminate – whatever you decide, you should always protect your floors, especially areas that are highly trafficked. You will find that your best friend will be either rugs or floor mats in front of doors.
Moreover, you need to vacuum at least twice a week, toss baking soda weekly, and hire a professional steam cleaning crew to come in and perform a deep clean at least once a year – maybe more.
Your floors are the lifeblood of your home, so it is best to treat them with the care they need.
Hire a Professional Crew
Lastly, since floor remodeling is a complex, costly, and consuming project, you should remove the thought of do-it-yourself (DIY) from your mind and hire a professional crew. Even if you have the tools and elementary know-how of these renovation endeavours, it is still always a superior choice to hire a professional flooring team. Yes, it will cost you a bit more, but it is worth it!