Choosing Your Floors
Choosing the Right Flooring for your Lifestyle
While flooring may not be the first thing everyone sees when they enter your home, it may be the most impactful element of a room since it provides the grounding for every other enhancement and piece. Because of this, choosing the right floor for your lifestyle and needs is a very big choice. We at Bedford Carpet One are here to help you make that choice by answering any questions you may have about flooring options and flooring installation. Our staff of flooring consultants is very knowledgeable when it comes to our products. In the meantime, to help you get started, we are providing a brief snapshot of our most popular flooring categories and their features!
Carpet is the most common option used in residential flooring today. Carpet is soft, which provides a good landing space for small children. Carpet is a popular choice for bedrooms, playrooms and more and comes in many different fiber materials. Carpet is not well-suited for high moisture areas such as bathrooms or kitchens and can stain easily, although we carry many products that are resistant to soil, stains and more.
The most classic flooring option, hardwood has been around for a long time. Though hardwood is one of the more expensive options, it is a great investment if you are looking for a long lasting floor. Hardwood is easy to clean and stands up well to heavy furniture and foot traffic. Hardwood is best suited for entryways or living and dining rooms as it can add a formal flare while also being able to withstand the activities of the room. Hardwood boards can warp or buckle due to changes in moisture and temperature, so it is not suited well for bathrooms.
Laminate is an interesting floor since it is made to look like hardwood or stone but is actually made up of layers of recycled wood fibers and a photograph. Because of the materials used to make laminate, it is one of the more affordable flooring options. Laminate is very versatile and fits well into many rooms, although it reacts to moisture in a similar way that hardwood does. Laminate’s protective seal makes it scratch resistant and wear resistant.
One of the most popular waterproof floors, ceramic tile, can fit into so many spaces in your home, including outdoors! Ceramic tile is made of clay that has been fired and shaped into tiles. There are limitless options for tile patterns. Tiles come in every color and are installed one by one! They are usually glazed which makes them waterproof and very easy to clean up. Tiles are fire-proof, making them the perfect option for under or around a fireplace. Tile is a great option for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Vinyl is another great waterproof floor. When vinyl is installed it is done in a seamless way so that no moisture can get through to the subfloor. This makes vinyl a great option for bathrooms, laundry rooms and other high moisture areas. LVT, or luxury vinyl tiles, are made to look like ceramic tiles, stone tiles or hardwood planks. LVT is a great option if you are searching for the look of tile but on a budget, OR if you wish you could have hardwood in your bathroom! Now you can have something that looks just like it.
We hope this overview has brought you that much closer to making the big decision!