What Is Your Dream Flooring?

couple going through a checklist for their dream flooring

If you could magically wish new floors into your home, what would they look like? What would they feel like? If you’re considering any type of home remodel, you will likely need new flooring. Choosing the best flooring material is part personal preference, part lifestyle, and part budget. As a local flooring company, we love helping homeowners find their ideal flooring for all or part of their home. This month, our two blogs provide you with some insight on choosing the best flooring material, color and style for a couple of different approaches.

It’s Okay to Choose a Material First

Some people love wood for its look and feel. Others, especially in St. Petersburg, Sarasota and other beach communities, want tile because it’s rarely damaged by water or sand. Some homeowners ask for low maintenance luxury vinyl products. The good news is that real hardwood and even engineered wood flooring can be just about any color and installed in a variety of ways. Tile and luxury vinyl products come in both traditional tile styles and wood-look varieties. Chances are we can create your dream flooring in just about any material.

What is Your Family Like?

Choosing the best flooring material means knowing your family and lifestyle. If you live at the beach, you may want flooring that is as water and scratch resistant as possible. Families with large dogs and/or small kids may want to consider something that is durable. Are you looking for low maintenance? That can influence what the best flooring material for you truly is. Understanding the pros and cons of different materials is a good way to narrow down your options.

Budget Always Matters

We understand that among the most important considerations for new flooring is the budget. And the good news is that, whether you have a virtually unlimited one or a tight budget, you have options. Those options aren’t limited to one flooring material either. Here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Wide plank hardwood costs more than standard three to four-inch planks.
  • Certain species of hardwood cost more than other species.
  • Straight lay hardwood installation is less costly than chevron, diagonal, or any other pattern.
  • Large format tile costs more, not only in materials, but also for installation.
  • Like hardwood flooring, the more complicated the tile installation pattern, the more you’ll need to budget for both materials and installation.
  • Engineered wood flooring can cost as much as some hardwood flooring.
  • Luxury vinyl flooring costs can be the same as high end laminate or real hardwood flooring – it all depends on the quality.

If you feel that the best flooring material for your home is out of your budget, ask your local flooring company if they believe they can fit what you want into your budget.

Color & Style

Once you decide what you want, you and your flooring company can work to find the color, style or finish that brings the vision you have to reality. With today’s technology, you may be surprised at the varieties of options you have in both tile and luxury vinyl. When you choose an experienced flooring company, they can create the color you want for your wood floors. Don’t let the fact that you want a wood-look corner you into wood floors that you really don’t want to take care of. Conversely, if your dream floors look like natural stone or a unique pattern, but you really don’t want ceramic or porcelain tile, consider luxury vinyl tile. It’s a full conversation with your flooring company to talk through all the components so you have what you need and like for your dream flooring.

Seer Flooring is Ready to Help

As a local flooring company, Seer Flooring is ready to help you choose the best flooring material for your home, family, lifestyle, and budget. We sell and install quality brands of many different types of flooring but can help you choose what’s right because of our experience. Call us today to get started on your dream flooring – (727) 469-7963 or fill out our contact form. We have offices from Sarasota to Palm Harbor and service all the areas in between.