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How to shop for a new flooring installation
Friday, April 16, 2021 10:37 AM
A new flooring installation is exciting and yet overwhelming. Not only is there a wide assortment of products, but you have a lot of decisions to make; it is, after all, one of the most significant investments you'll make in your home. Here are some suggestions to make the process easier, but if you still have questions feel free to come into the Carpeting by Mike showroom, the most trusted flooring company in Somerset, WI.
First, explore your needs and wants
Is your family large, with kids and pets, or small? Do you cook large meals and entertain frequently? Are there any additional needs, such as durability, stain resistance, mobility devices, or sleep (infants or shift workers)? What did you like and not like about your present flooring? What is your overall style? Most importantly, what is your budget?
Now think about the room in which it’s to be installed. Does it have heavy foot traffic, like a family room, or light foot traffic, like a bedroom? Is the room sunny or dark? Is it large or small? Is the area above or below grade or vulnerable to humidity and moisture? Basements can get damp, as can kitchens, while the bath is considered the “wettest room in the house.”
Before you walk into the flooring store
Keep watch on the room during the day so you can see if there are any times when the sun's UV rays are powerful. You may need to re-consider your window coverings. Also, get professional measuring because rooms aren't perfect squares; they have moldings, door sills, and baseboards and must be calculated correctly.
When the floor is selected, look at your moldings, baseboards, and transition strips. If they don't coordinate with the flooring, get new ones. And the most critical aspect of your new flooring is the installation. Make sure you have a professional installation.
We’ll help you sort it all out and simplify the process. We’ll keep you on track, organized and give you a free flooring installation quote. Come into the Carpeting by Mike showroom in Somerset, WI. serving Somerset, WI, New Richmond, WI, Osceola, WI, Hudson, WI, Baldwin, WI, Hammond, WI, Woodbury, MN, Stillwater, MN