Very few things in life are as exciting as making a home for yourself, especially when you’re the one customizing it and taking every little detail into account. Yet as exciting as it may be, building a home can also be extremely stressful, so we’d like to try and guide you along, starting from the ground up, so let’s talk groundwork.

Incredibly inexpensive in comparison to most and easy to install, vinyl is a popular option among new homeowners. Vinyl is easy to clean, relatively durable and quite flexible, it’s a good choice for people looking for something a bit on the cheaper side and it comes in several different designs.

Another popular choice is ceramic or porcelain tile, which is mostly used for bathrooms but works just about anywhere in the house. It comes in a wide variety of colors and designs, it’s stain resistant, easy to clean and if pieces happen to break or chip it’s not hard at all to get them replaced, not to mention imperfections like that are typically harder to detect with ceramic or porcelain tile!

Carpet is a classic and while it can be costly to maintain and stains easily, it really makes a room cozy and comfortable, especially considering that carpet actually acts as an insulator for warm air in the winter months. It can dampen noise as well as trap pet dander and debris which overall improves air quality!

While on the more costly end of the flooring spectrum, hardwood can be an excellent choice for homeowners looking for extremely durable, lifetime option. Hardwood can be sanded and refinished, it’s easy to keep clean and though it doesn’t dampen sound or retain heat like carpet does, it’s resistant to the wear of everyday life. Not only all of that, but it’s very down to earth and stylish.

Stone, while comparably more expensive than the others and a lot harder to install, is a wonderful choice of flooring because it typically looks better with age, it’s incredibly durable, aesthetically appealing and has a rather timeless appeal to it. Though it’s important to note that again, it’s a costly choice and it can be really slippery when it’s wet!

If you’re really thinking about building a new home for yourself and you’re having problems deciding on what flooring suits which floor, why not give us a call? We’d love to work with you in the near future!