How to choose the right flooring company
Square Yard Carpets: How to Choose the Right Flooring Company
By Holly Hanchey
Decorating – or redecorating – your home is extremely personal, and every choice from paint to flooring should reflect both your aesthetic and your lifestyle. New flooring can be a significant investment in both time and money, so finding a flooring you love and that fits into your home is crucial.
With the many types of flooring available these days, finding the best one for your home can be difficult. In order to be fully satisfied with your investment in your home, it is crucial to choose the right partner in the design and installation of your new floors. Companies like Square Yard Carpet in Henderson know exactly how to make the most of your budget and install flooring you’ll love for years to come.
There are a number of things to consider when choosing the right flooring (and the right flooring company) for your home. Let’s take a look at some of the big questions you should be asking yourself:
How is my lifestyle?
Your lifestyle is an important indicator of the type of flooring you need. A flooring expert can help you choose something that will stand up to your daily use and look the best in the long run. If you have pets or kids and want a rug, they can guide you to the best rug to repel (or hide) stains. In high traffic areas you may need something more durable, while in low traffic areas like formal living rooms or offices you may be able to install something with a little less flexibility.
Often times, customers have some type of flooring in mind when they begin their decorating process, based on the latest magazine trends. However, that might not be a good choice for the way their home operates. The best way to choose the right flooring for your home is to visit a specialty store like Square Yard Carpet and talk to one of their employees.
What is my budget?
Budgeting is one of the most important parts of planning a home improvement, and it’s easy to go over budget if you’re not careful. That’s why it’s important to consider more than the initial price per square foot of your flooring options when choosing flooring. The cheapest flooring option can easily become the most expensive if it doesn’t suit your home and requires special handling. You are making significant changes to your home, and investing in quality products means savings in the long run.
When researching a new carpet business, it’s a good idea to ask how the sales team is paid. Square Yard’s expert flooring staff are not paid on a commission basis and are here to help you find the flooring that fits your budget, not just the most expensive.
How to install and maintain my floor?
Proper flooring installation is an essential piece of the renovation puzzle. If floors are not installed properly by an expert, you can end up paying twice for your floors, if they warp or tear after a few years of use. Make sure your choice of carpet or flooring supplier knows their installers and can vouch for their skills. Many of the installers employed by Square Yard Carpet have worked with the company for over a decade, and some for thirty years.
In addition to a good installation, it is important to know how to take care of your new floor. With luxury vinyl laminate and tile, less is more, and most floors can be kept clean with a good dusting or sweeping. Commercial cleaning products can be extremely harsh and ruin the floor finish. Wool rugs should never be vacuumed with a beater bar, otherwise they will pilling like a sweater. Your salesperson should be able to help you find a floor that matches both your style and your ability to care for it.
In short, the best way to choose new flooring for your home is to talk to an expert, visit a showroom, and see all of the many options available to you. Square Yard Carpet in Henderson is family owned and operated since 1979 and they can’t wait to see you at their North Adams Street store.