How to Choose Quality Flooring

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There are a lot of considerations to bear in mind when shopping for the perfect quality flooring for your new home or remodeling project. It can be a lot to sort through, so Gowdy Flooring has decided to offer this handy little primer on some of the most important aspects of that choice to take into consideration when making such an important decision.

The most important thing to consider when choosing your quality flooring, is how it will affect your family. Take stock of the factors of your family's lifestyle. Do you own pets? If so, you might want to consider choosing a surface that will play well with the problems pets can bring to your flooring.

Large dogs and cats tend to create stains, damage floors with their claws, and shed fur. Having a harder surfaced floor, like hardwood, tile, or laminate, will save you a lot of hassle in the long run, as they will be more resistant to damage and easier to clean.

If you have your heart set on carpeting, however, there are some great materials available for pet-owners. SmartStrand™ Silk, for instance, is amazingly easy to clean and incredibly durable. You will also want to find a carpet that carries a Green Label designation from The Carpet and Rug Institute. This certifies that the carpeting in questions is less likely to hold allergens such as dander from pets, as well as other organic compounds that might cause trouble for your family's health.

The second major factor you need to consider is which quality flooring material is appropriate for the room in which it will be installed. Areas at risk of standing water, such as the bathroom, or that are more likely to experience stains or spills, are not suitable for carpeting. You would probably want to choose a laminate or tile for such areas. Conversely, areas where you would prefer warmth and comfort, like the living room or bedrooms, might be better suited to carpeting.

Finally, you will want to take serious stock of just how much maintenance you are willing to commit to in your new quality flooring. With wood flooring, for instance, you want to be sure to sweep or vacuum frequently to avoid scratching and loss of that lovely glowing luster caused by ground in dirt. The same holds true for stone floors.

These are just a few of the basic things you'll need to consider before you make your quality flooring choice. We invite you to come in and visit our showroom in Amarillo, TX and consult with our experienced staff about other factors of your situation that may affect your choices. We are confident they will be able to help you find the flooring solution that's perfectly tailored to your personal situation. We hope to see you soon!