Before you even walk into the store, ask yourself some questions about lifestyle and how it affects flooring choice
. Then, there are a series of other considerations you'll need to make in your selection. Flooring sets the tone of a room and possibly your home, which is why designers often say, "Design from the floor up." The right flooring for your installation needs can positively impact appearance, performance, and longevity, so here are some suggestions on choosing floors from Unique Flooring, your flooring company in Ridgeland, MS.
Think about the overall picture, including installation and upkeep. For example, most manufacturer warranties now require that a carpet installation be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. If that requirement isn't followed, all protections can be lost.
Also, think about whether you have extra durability, stain resistance, or waterproofing needs. These days, technology has given us waterproof luxury vinyl, waterproof flooring (engineered vinyl), waterproof laminate, and rugs designed to stand up to pet and kid wear and tear. Also, keep in mind that not all hardwood is the same; some species, like hickory, oak, or an exotic like tigerwood, are ultra-strong, so have the flooring expert check the Janka Scale that determines hardwood hardness.