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Process of Buying New Flooring

If you’re thinking about upgrading your home, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is choosing new flooring. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which material and style will work best for your space. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process of buying new flooring.


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Step 1: Set a Budget

Before you start shopping for new flooring, it’s important to set a budget. Flooring prices can vary widely depending on the material you choose and the size of your space. If you’re on a tight budget, consider lower-cost options like sheet vinyl or laminate flooring. If you have more to spend, hardwood, LVP or tile flooring can be a great investment.

Step 2: Choose the Right Material

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The next step is to choose the right flooring material for your space. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Hardwood: Hardwood flooring is a classic choice that adds warmth and character to any room. It’s durable and can be refinished multiple times, but it can also be expensive.
  • Laminate: Laminate flooring is a budget-friendly alternative to hardwood that mimics the look of wood. It’s durable and easy to clean, but it can’t be refinished.
  • LVP: LVP flooring (Luxury Vinyl Plank) is a versatile option that comes in a range of styles and colors. It’s easy to install and maintain.  But, depending on the wear layer of the product it can be prone to scratching.
  • Tile: Tile flooring is durable and comes in a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone. It’s water-resistant and easy to clean, but it can be cold and hard underfoot.
  • Carpet: Carpet is a comfortable and cozy choice that’s great for bedrooms and living areas. It’s available in a range of textures and colors, but it can be prone to staining and wear.

Consider factors like your lifestyle, the amount of foot traffic in the room, and your personal style when choosing the right material for your space.


Step 3: Measure Your Space

Once you’ve chosen a flooring material, it’s time to measure!  This will help you determine how much flooring you need to buy and give you an idea of how much it will cost. We will measure the length and width of each room, and will be sure to account for any nooks, closets, or alcoves.

Step 4: Choose a Style and Color

Now that you’ve chosen a material and measured your space, it’s time to choose a style and color. Flooring comes in a range of styles, from traditional to modern, and a variety of colors. Consider the existing decor in your space and choose a style and color that complements it.

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Step 5: Take Samples Home

Bringing flooring samples home into your lighting will make a big difference in your decision.  What the samples look like in the showroom of our store, may look different once you get them into the lighting of the room it’s going in.  We encourage you to keep them a couple of days so that you can see what they look like at different times of the day; especially if the room has lots of natural lighting.

Step 6: Prepare Your Space

Before your new flooring is installed, you’ll need to prepare your space. This may involve removing furniture, clearing the room of debris, and ensuring that the subfloor is clean and level.

Step 7: Install Your New Flooring

Once your space is prepped, it’s time to install your new flooring. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the size of your space and the complexity of the installation.

Step 8: Maintain Your New Flooring

After your new flooring is installed, it’s important to maintain it properly.  We encourage to follow the manufacturers instructions for maintenance.  For carpet cleaning, keep all receipts of when it is professionally cleaned.  If you need any help finding the maintenance instructions of your new flooring, please reach out to us and we will be happy to help!

The process of buying flooring is often a tricky situation with many factors that go in to it.  But, refer back to this step-by-step process to help walk you through the process!


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