If you’ve renovating your home, whether because you’re wanting a new look or because it’s simply time for some updating, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make will be what materials to use. Especially when it comes to flooring, the wrong decision could mean headaches for years to come—or a lot of expenses to replace your mistake.
So to help you in making the right decision, regardless of what room you’re renovating, here are three tips for choosing the right flooring for every room in your home.
Consider Your Budget
One of the first things you should think about when getting new flooring in one or all the rooms of your home is what your budget it. Without knowing this information right off the bat, you can’t hope to make the right decision for yourself—or at least the smartest decision financially.
According to the DIY Network, there’s almost always a way to find a type or look of flooring that you want with whatever your budget might be. So even if you want the look of hardwood floors but don’t have the budget for that type of materials, you can always choose something like a laminate that looks almost identical but costs a fraction of the price.
Know How Much Moisture You’ll Be Dealing With
As far as the actual materials that you’ll want to use for flooring in the various rooms of your home, one thing that you’ll need to consider, according to Lee Wallender, a contributor to The Spruce, is how much moisture you’re going to be dealing with in that space.
For rooms like your kitchen, bathroom, and even your basement, you’ll want to make sure you pick a material that can stand up to some amount of moisture. Good options include concrete, tile, or ceramic. But if you’re not worried about any moisture that might be in the space, like in a living room or bedroom, your options open up considerably.
Think About Cleaning And Upkeep
Another thing you’ll want to consider before selecting your final choice for flooring is what the upkeep and cleaning for that material is.
According to This Old House, if the floors will need to be professionally cleaned or a regular basis or if they won’t last long in their current condition, you might not want to choose that type of flooring unless you can afford all the upkeep. Additionally, if cleaning will take a lot of time and effort that you don’t want to necessarily put into your flooring, you might want to find something that’s less maintenance for you.
If you’ll be replacing some or all of the flooring in your home, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you pick the right materials to use in your space.