Whether you’re planning on remodeling the entire house or you’d just like to redo one room, one of the first things you should consider is the kind of floor textures you want to put in. The floor is literally the base of any room and from which everything else in the room must fit on and with. For some people, the type of floor materials comes solely down to personal preference. For example, approximately 90% of homeowners prefer hardwood or tile in the kitchen. There’s nothing wrong with knowing what you like, but it might be preventing you from getting the most out of your floor installation.
If you need some help picking out floor textures for your next home makeover, here are a couple of suggestions to ensure you make the right choice.
- Style and Design: The first thing most people think of when picking out floor covering is typically floor design patterns and what it will look like. This is an important thing to consider, as it can drastically affect the furniture, artwork, and other elements that may or may not fit in with the floor.When it comes to something like hardwood flooring, there’s not a whole lot of variety except with the type of wood and shades of color. For other floor textures, like carpet flooring, there is a plethora of different colors and specific materials that can change the feel of the flooring.
- Practicality: Aesthetics aren’t the only thing you should be worried about when it comes to floor textures. How it will actually hold up in the “real world” is also a big factor. For example, tile only covers about 23% of houses in one recent Houzz survey, but generally, it’s a good idea to have it in a room like your kitchen. Tile makes for a much easier clean-up in the event of spills or messy meal preparation.On the other hand, 38% said they plan to carpet their master bedroom because that’s a room where comfort is king.
- Cost and Longevity: At the end of the day, sometimes it comes down to what will be the most cost-effective and beneficial flooring in the long-term. Hardwood floors can get scratched, but also have the ability to be sanded down and made like new again. Carpet require a decent amount of maintenance to ensure longevity, whereas a texture like linoleum is generally more durable.