Answers to the most common questions about flooring
How much flooring do I need?
To determine how much flooring you need, it’s important that you make accurate measurements of the room or rooms that you will be installing new flooring. While some rooms may be perfect squares, in may cases, accurately measuring your flooring will be more difficult. Do you best to make as accurate of measurements as you can, and we always recommend adding 5-10% additional material to account for waste.
If you’d prefer to not measure yourself, our team is happy to come measure your room and provide a free material and installation estimate.
What flooring is best for resale value?
Due to the cost involved in installation, and the mix of appearance and durability, a good hardwood floor, in most cases, will offer you the best resale value for your property.
How long do hardwood floors need to acclimate?
Wood is a natural product that will expand and contract based on the environment that it is in. This can pose huge problems if you install the wood flooring immediately without letting the material acclimate to your home first. Most manufacturers recommend that any hardwood product be acclimated in the space that it will be installed for no less than 72 hours.
How do I protect my hardwood floors from furniture scratches?
Hardwood floors are naturally resistant to damage and scratches from furniture, but we’ve all been there when someone scratched the floor moving a piece of furniture. An easy fix for this would be to purchase and install small felt pads on the feet of your furniture. You might also consider using an area rug, which offer a great feel while not covering up your beautiful wood floors.
What flooring lasts the longest?
The longest lasting floors are ones that are well taken care of. But when it comes down to types of flooring, the best options for long term durability are ceramic tile or a true hardwood.
What is the best flooring when you have dogs?
Pets, as much as we love them, can be hard on floors. Scratches and stains are a real concern for any pet owner, but having the right flooring can minimize those concerns. Our recommendation is to choose something that is durable and stain resistant like luxury vinyl, UV coating on hardwood floors, or tile.
Are vinyl floors scratch resistant?
Yes! Vinyl flooring is highly durable, long lasting, and resistant to moisture, scratches, and dents.
Are vinyl floors waterproof?
Yes! Vinyl flooring is backed with PVC, a waterproof material. This construction makes it an ideal choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and even basements.
Are laminate floors waterproof?
Laminate flooring is actually composed, in part, of recycled hardwood. While it tends to have a protective layer which will give you some level of spill or stain resistance, the truth is that laminate flooring is not waterproof.