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Choosing the Right Flooring to Fit Your Style

flooring style Choosing the Right Flooring to Fit Your Style
Have you have started thinking about replacing your home’s flooring? Maybe you’ve looked through countless home design magazines and web sites, or you’ve browsed the flooring sections at many stores, and you’re finally ready for new flooring. You have your inspiration, and now you get to make your dream a reality.

Shopping for flooring is the easy part. Choosing important elements of your home design, like flooring, isn’t as simple. There are seemingly endless options when it comes to flooring—colors, textures, and materials are just a few of the countless characteristics that differentiate flooring types from each other. You may think that you’ve narrowed down your choices enough to choose one, but knowing exactly what will work for you can be a challenge.

Choosing the perfect flooring doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Thankfully, we have four easy steps to help you sift through all of your options and figure out what flooring will work best for you. They are:
  • Think about what you want
  • Think about what you need
  • Consider your personal style
  • Consider your budget
Once you complete this thought process, you’ll have a solid idea about which flooring will be the perfect fit for your home.

Think about what you want

The first step to choosing flooring is to figure out what you want. When you envision your perfect home, what kind of flooring does it have? Does it have carpet, tile, wood, or laminate flooring? Will this flooring be consistent throughout your home or do you want hardwood in your kitchen and carpet in the bedrooms? Is there a specific type of wood or stone, or a certain color of carpet that you have your mind set on? These questions will help both you, and whoever you work with to purchase your flooring, get a better idea of what you’re looking for.

Knowing your design vision is a great way to narrow down your choices right at the start of your project. If you know you only want tile or hardwood in a space, you can focus on researching those flooring types exclusively.

Think about what you need

Now that you have determined your dream flooring, you need to decide if it’s practical for your home. Do you need durable flooring for a high-traffic area like an entryway or a kitchen? Does your flooring need to be easy to clean? These questions will help you choose flooring that’s beautiful and long-lasting. The last thing you want is to invest in flooring that doesn’t fit your needs in the long run.

Be sure to consider practicality, in addition to looks, when purchasing new flooring. You may love a certain kind of tile, but it could require more maintenance than you’re willing to provide. Be open to alternatives and different materials—nothing should be off limits! The flooring experts at Imperial Wholesale know their stuff when it comes to choosing the right flooring for any style and budget. If you keep an open mind, you may be surprised which type of flooring ends up being perfect for your home.

Consider your personal style

Your home is a reflection of you and your style, so make sure you take into account your personal tastes and quirks when it comes to design. Make sure that your new flooring enhances your current décor and takes it to the next level. This is the fun part of choosing new flooring. Take flooring samples home to get a better idea of how each color or design works with your home’s décor.

When thinking about your new flooring, think about what kind of style you want to emulate. Are you into more funky and bohemian styles, or more elegant and classic décor? Funky styles may lend themselves to an abstract mosaic or wood tiles, while a preference for classic style may lean toward clean lines and smooth stone tiles.

If there’s a certain style you’re trying to mirror, do some research on what flooring is commonly used in those designs. There are thousands of home design blogs and web sites out there that showcase real homes that you can get inspiration from.

Consider your budget

As with any renovation or large project, budget plays a big role in the options that you have in the end. Keep in mind that there’s usually a wallet-friendly alternative to pricey flooring options that still fits your style. For example, vinyl and laminate flooring closely mimic luxurious stone, but at a much lower cost. In addition to their small price tag, these materials are also very durable and easy to clean.

If you do your research, you can find a wide variety of flooring at discounted prices, even luxury stone and hardwood!

Flooring is sold by the square foot, so take your budget and divide it by the square footage of the space you want to install flooring in. That’ll provide you with a concrete number, and give you an idea of the maximum amount you can spend per square foot on your new flooring.

As mentioned above, always keep an open mind while shopping, and consider all of the options within your budget before making a purchase. Never limit yourself by only looking at one type of flooring. You may surprise yourself by choosing something you never thought you’d like!

Choosing new flooring is a big decision, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. If you do your research and use the four tips above to figure out the flooring you want before you set foot in a store, your purchase process will be a breeze. You’ll find practical, cost-effective, and beautiful flooring that’ll be in your home for years to come.

The flooring experts at Imperial Wholesale are here to help you, regardless of whether you’re just starting to shop for flooring, or if you already have a specific type in mind. Contact us or visit one of our two locations in the Phoenix valley today!