The floors in your home go through a lot, so you want to make sure that you have the flooring that works best for you. Whether you are choosing the flooring for a new custom home in Victoria BC, or you are looking to redo the flooring in your existing home, there are endless possibilities out there. But before you make your decision, below are some questions that you can ask yourself to help find the right flooring for your home and lifestyle.
What is the activity level in my home?
First, think about the number of people and pets who will be living in your home. The level of daily wear on your flooring will be an important factor in which flooring you will choose as you may need more durable flooring depending on your situation. For example, if you have multiple children and pets, you may want to opt for a more resilient flooring such as hardwood, vinyl, or ceramic tiles for your home’s common areas. If you have a smaller, less busy household, you could instead choose carpet or bamboo for your common areas. Keep in mind that different rooms may have different activity levels!
What is my aesthetic?
Choose a flooring that best matches your personal style and aesthetic, as well as the overall style of your house and furnishings. No matter the design and style of your home, there is a great chance that you will be able to find a flooring that both looks amazing and functions well for your lifestyle.
How often will I have visitors?
The activities that you do in your home should be a consideration when choosing flooring. Even if you are someone who lives alone, if you have guests over often then you may need to consider a more durable floor. Think about what a typical month looks like in terms of having visitors in your home, and think about how your flooring needs to function during that month.
Which material is best for me?
Carpet, hardwood, tile, vinyl… which one is best for you? Carpet is a great choice as it provides a softer surface for young children along with stain and odor resistant options. If you suffer from allergies or have a busier home that requires a more durable flooring, hardwood or even tile may be right for you. If you are looking for a wider variety of colours and styles mixed with the durability of a tile or hardwood, vinyl is a great option. Lastly, if you are looking for a more natural or “green” alternative, cork and bamboo are both eco-friendly choices.
Now that you have your initial considerations, it’s time to choose your flooring! If you have any questions about custom flooring, our expert team of Victoria BC custom home builders would be happy to help.