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Pro Tips on Picking the Perfect Flooring

Is it time to update your flooring?  Before you start flipping through thousands of options, take some tips from the pros.  We can work with you to find the best fit for your home, your lifestyle, and even your budget.  Ultimately, your flooring choice(s) should set the tone for the rest of your design!  So, it’s important to pick the perfect flooring for each space.

Do You Need Something Durable? 

In that case, you still have a lot of choices.  Hardwood floors have been known to withstand the test of time—provided you take care of them.  Engineered hardwood flooring is a little different since only the top layer is actual wood.  Therefore, if it gets scratched or otherwise damaged, you won’t be able to sand it down and refinish the floors.

You might be surprised to learn that bamboo is actually one of the most durable flooring materials out there.  In fact, it has a tensile strength comparable to steel!  Not only is this great for scuffs and other blemishes, but it also makes the boards resistant to moisture-related problems, like expanding and contracting. You can get that same protection from other materials, too.

Have you ever wondered why so many bathrooms and kitchens have tile flooring?  That’s because glazed porcelain tile has all the beauty and durability of natural stone.  Without the maintenance associated with sealing.  It can crack under enough pressure, but it’s designed to hold up in high traffic areas. 

If you don’t like that look, though, we have a more industrial suggestion for you:  concrete!  This is one type of flooring that lasts and lasts indoors, with virtually no maintenance. You can even install radiant heat underneath without compromising its durability at all!  Now, you just have to decide if you like the look. 

Can You Customize It?

Here comes the hard part. It’s easy to make decisions on durability and cost because these elements are based in fact.  Looks are entirely subjective, so you’re better off choosing flooring materials that can be customized.  For example, bamboo and hardwood flooring can both be stained in various shades of natural wood.  But if you don’t like the look of planks or grain, then this probably isn’t the best choice for you.

Concrete is also somewhat limiting, even though they make stamps that can mimic the look of bricks, tumbled stones, or even polished marble.  Naturally, it sticks to a gray color palette, but they make a wide range of stains and paint colors if you want the industrial look without the monotone finish.

When it comes to versatility though, your best bet is either tile or laminate flooring.  Both come in a variety of colors, finishes, and patterns. You can even create the look of much more expensive materials at a fraction of the cost!   Fortunately, you won’t have to go through this process alone.  Talk to our KCCS Construction team today about what design(s) you like, what budget you’re working with, and we can help you decide!  Not only that, we’ll handle the installation for you, too. That way, you can enjoy your new flooring faster.    

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