5 Questions Before Buying New Floors - Macadam Floor and Design

With so many flooring options, it can be challenging to determine the best selection for a family’s budget, preference, and lifestyle. Here are five questions to consider before making the flooring installation plunge.

Vinyl flooring installation photo

1. What room is being renovated?

For the kitchen, the best choices are easy to clean and durable, such as linoleum, ceramic tile, or hardwood. Bathroom options should be able to stand up to moisture; consider limestone, granite, tile, linoleum, or marble. Flooring installation choices for the living room are more a matter of personal preference.

2. Are you planning to redecorate?

Homeowners who want to retain their current couch, artwork, window treatments, and decor should choose flooring that complements the aesthetic of the existing room.

3. Do family members have allergies?

Hardwood floors and other hard surfaces such as laminate collect less dust and debris, making them a better choice for those with allergies.

4. What is the budget?

With flexible flooring options, almost any look can be created with engineered floors regardless of budget. Buyers should first consider the desired effect, then find an affordable version. Don’t forget to account for delivery and installation.

5. Are there children and pets in the household?

In general, hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl floors are more durable when it comes to traffic and messes caused by kids and pets. Many families opt for carpet upstairs, as bedrooms tend to have lower traffic and benefit from the warmth of carpet.

After considering these questions, homeowners should consult a flooring installation specialist who can help determine the right floor for their needs.

Special thanks to Andrea Lopez for the image.