Your flooring is one of the most important elements in your home, and choosing one for every room in your house can both be exciting and confusing. But one thing you should actually be when selecting flooring materials is smart. Do not just go for the cheapest nor the “prettiest” one you find in a showroom or online. There are factors that simply go beyond the price or the look, although both are very important, too.
To help you out, here are some things you should ponder on before and when you are choosing a flooring material:
Imagine your daily routine and everything your floor would have to go through on a daily basis. Is it just you and your partner? Or do you have kids and/or pets who will be running around every minute? If so, you’d want a flooring material that is very durable and is easy to clean and maintain.
Naturally, you’d want to be really comfortable. So try to imagine how it would be like to walk on the material every day for years.
You might not know it but there are some flooring products that contain high amounts of VOC that can be affecting your indoor air quality. There are also those that harbour allergens and elements like mildew and mould. Make sure that you are getting a material that can repel these and promote a healthier home.
Consider the usual weather elements. Does it often rain or is it usually dry? There are materials that are more resistant to extreme changes. Also, consider that whatever’s happening outside can easily be tracked in by your shoes. So you’d have to consider whether or not you’d be willing to clean the floor that often.
Let’s admit it. Of course, you’d need to make sure that you choose a flooring that would go well with the architectural style and décor of your home. So aside from the flooring material itself, you’d want to choose the right design and colour.
Think hard about the area where the floor would be installed. Would there be high foot traffic? Would the room require a warm and comfortable floor or sturdy and easy to clean one?
When making these considerations, don’t just listen to what your friends or neighbours tell you (unless they’re floor experts). Look for labels and certifications that indicate the product you’re considering meets the industry standards.
Healthy Home flooring products have all the important certifications that ensure you of the quality of the flooring you’ll get. Our Scotchgard, Permashield, Ultra-Fresh, Magic Fresh, and Pet Guarantee certifications ensure durability and easy maintenance requirements. CARB II, FloorScore, GreenGuard Gold, Green Label Plus, and Silver Release ensure a safer, healthier, and greener home. Designer’s Choice and Authentic Beauty meet your aesthetic requirements. So what else do you have to look for? Check out Healthy Home’s amazing line of products available at Tony’s Flooring Centre.