Purchasing new floors can make you ask questions. We’re here to help put you at ease with answers that help you make the choice that fits you best. Here are 7 of the best questions to ask when buying new floors.
- What room(s) are you wanting to update?
Look for signs of wear and tear such as cracks in tile, scuffs on wood or laminate, and tears or bumps in carpet that is losing fibers. Living rooms, foyers, kitchens and bathrooms are high-use areas. When considering flooring, think about which rooms you want to refresh and what rooms or hallways are attached. The level of traffic will help you choose a flooring type that is durable and welcoming.
- What is your ideal budget?
If you know your ideal budget, it will help provide guidelines for homeowners or contractors to follow. Eastman’s Carpets and Flooring work with you and your budget to get the best flooring solution possible for your home. Flooring can also be financed to reduce your out-of-pocket costs at the time of installation. Eastman’s also offers special financing options for home owners. Stop by in person or contact us here for assistance.
- What style of flooring do you need?
Now it’s time to consider the material and style of flooring that best suits your needs. Carpet, luxury vinyl plank, hardwood, laminate? There are many modern choices available. Based on the room’s traffic and atmosphere, there are certain flooring options that may work best. For instance, a foyer may enjoy extra warmth and longevity with Shaw Flooring’s Floorte Luxury Vinyl Plank. You can have the look of hardwood flooring, with a more durable, low-maintenance material. For more options and information, stop by our store in Morehead City or explore brands and options online.
- Will your existing floors match?
If you are not planning to replace the floors throughout your entire home, it’s important to consider color and texture when choosing new floors, especially where they will meet your old floors. The experienced professionals at Eastman’s Carpet and Flooring can help you make selections that will coordinate well. You can also browse the home and hearth category of our blog for inspiration, current styles and trends.
- What maintenance is required for the new flooring?
Some flooring is higher maintenance than others. Depending on your schedule, lower maintenance flooring may be a better option for you. Talking to our specialists about your lifestyle and care preferences will be helpful in making the best selections for new flooring.
- Who will use the floors most?
Are there pets in the home? Children or grandchildren? Does anyone have asthma or allergies? Are there any mobility limitations that require smooth or softer flooring? Thinking about what the space will be used for and who will use it most often will impact the flooring options you consider.
- What is the state of my sub-flooring?
It can be out of sight and out of mind, but sub-flooring is important for a successful installation. Is your sub-floor in good condition? Are there any repairs needed to be made before installation of the new floors? A contractor can help you assess your sub flooring. Our professional installers are also experienced with installing over sub-flooring and can often help make minor corrections, like leveling concrete where tile was previously installed. Just ask our team and we’ll let you know if we can help.
Eastman Carpets and Flooring is here to help you through every step of the way. For more information on re-flooring your home, contact us or visit us in Morehead City.