With so many upscale flooring options available, homeowners now have the choice to create the home of their dreams. From room to room, there is something out there for everyone. However, certain flooring choices simply don’t work for certain rooms. Check out the three ‘don’ts’ for selecting new flooring, as well as some accompanying ‘dos’.
- DON’T: Put carpet in the wrong rooms!
When it comes to high moisture areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, it isn’t wise to choose wall to wall carpet as your top flooring option. Why? Well the answer is simple: moisture. Think of how much moisture escapes the shower as you enter and exit. The same goes for dish washers, kitchen spills, etc. If enough moisture got underneath a rug, seriously smelly mold could begin growing. Carpets in high moisture areas are also extremely unsanitary.
DO: Invest in modern area rugs
While wall to wall carpet ideas in kitchens and bathrooms aren’t necessarily the best, an area rug will never hurt! Area rugs are excellent ways to make a statement without putting sanitary needs and functionality in the backseat!
- DON’T: Forget to take wear and tear into account!
For high traffic areas such as hallways and living rooms, it’s important to take into account wear and tear. For example, if you live in an area that is prone to rainy seasons and you have a dog, a shimmering white walk-in carpet may not be the best decision.
DO: Choose durable flooring.
When it comes to flooring, hardwood flooring is usually a stylish, sophisticated and durable option. Hardwood flooring comes in varying shades and is easy to incorporate into any room’s design scheme. If you’re set on a rug but have a home that’s prone to dirt, stains and wear and tear, invest in carpeting that boasts stainproofing and waterproofing.
- DON’T: Buy environmentally detrimental flooring options.
Did you know that vinyl tiling can emit irregular amounts to CO2? Not only is this environmentally detrimental, but it also adds to air pollution within the home.
DO: Invest in cork flooring.
Cork flooring is a stylish, relatively inexpensive, and sustainably harvested flooring option. Additionally, cork is surprisingly durable and is good for human health! It’s a great option for playrooms and kitchens alike!