Five Things To Consider When Replacing Flooring

by | Feb 8, 2022 | Flooring General, Home Tips

Spring is just around the corner, and if you’ve been waiting to install new flooring in your home, now is the perfect chance to spend some extra time thinking about what you’re looking for to ensure the right fit for your space. Choosing new floors can be a lot of fun (after all, who doesn’t like having an excuse to browse Pinterest?), but if you want to make sure you find the best fit for your home, it involves quite a bit of consideration that goes well beyond designs and patterns.

At Ashley Fine Floors we know how important it is to find flooring solutions that don’t just look the part, but that help keep your space safe and comfortable. Each room has its own unique needs, and in order to choose the best option for every space in your home, there are a few key factors you’ll want to keep in mind. Below, we’ll talk about 5 different aspects to keep in mind when shopping for new flooring!

1. Where Are You Installing?

The location of your flooring is one of the most influential factors you need to be aware of when selecting your floors. This is because different areas of the home will present specific challenges that need to be taken into consideration, and that can pose significant problems if left ignored.

For example, when furnishing your basement or bathroom, you need to be aware that hardwood flooring or other sensitive flooring types likely aren’t your best bet. This is because the increased humidity and moisture will lead to rapid wear and tear that leaves you looking for replacements sooner than later. Vinyl or laminate tile, on the other hand, is a much better fit and can handle the presence of water without accelerated damage.

If you’re unsure what specific needs a certain area of your home may have, or what kind of flooring you should consider with such details in mind, don’t hesitate to give the Ashley Fine Floors team a call or visit us in-store. We’re happy to walk you through every aspect and make sure you have all the info you need!

2. Traffic Level & Lifestyle

The level of foot traffic in your home, as well as the specific area you’re outfitting, will play a big role in finding the right fit. Carpet and hardwood, for example, may begin to show some flattening or scuffing in rooms that have people constantly coming and going (entrance ways, kitchens, hallways, etc), so choosing something a little more durable may be preferable. Lifestyle-wise, you’ll also want to consider the extra wear and tear involved if you have little ones or pets in the house and plan accordingly.

3. Budget

Just like with any other home project, your budget will play a major factor in deciding what products you’re best suited to look at. The good news is if you’re drawn to high-end looks like hardwood, marble, etc, you can most likely duplicate the same design at a much lower cost with highly popular (and durable) like luxury vinyl tile (LVT).

4. Floor Care

How much time do realistically have, or want to spend cleaning your floors? While most models on the market today aren’t overly complicated to maintain, there are definitely some options that are a lot more demanding than others. Options like LVT, ceramic, and laminate are a breeze to clean and can take one less thing off your plate!

5. Aesthetics

Finally, it should go without saying that you’ll want to make sure that your new flooring fits in with the rest of the aesthetic of your home and elevates your space. Almost all of the flooring available from Ashley Fine Floors come in multiple shades, patterns, and designs, making it easier than ever to find your perfect custom fit!

Ready to Find Your Perfect Flooring Fit?

Ashley Fine Floors is here to help! For over 30 years, we’ve been one of Edmonton’s top flooring sources, and have everything you need to make your dream home complete. Contact our team today to learn more!