• Choosing the Right Flooring Option

  • Flooring Myrtle BeachIt used to be that wall-to-wall carpeting was considered a luxury and almost everyone went with carpeting except in the kitchen and bath.  However, as houses aged, and the carpet needed to be replaced, most people began to consider other flooring options – more healthy options, more eco-friendly options, and longer-lasting options.  Let’s take a look at some of these options.

    First, you have to consider what your subflooring is capable of supporting.  Some flooring Myrtle Beach options will require a more substantial subfloor.  Tile is one option that will require a really solid subfloor to prevent grout and tile from cracking.  Other types of flooring, such as linoleum, or most laminate flooring and all carpeting can get by with a more flexible foundation of subflooring.  If you aren’t sure about this, we urge you to call Flooring Myrtle Beach for an inspection so that we can guide you accordingly when choosing your flooring.

    Now that you understand what your subflooring will support, it’s time for the fun to begin – choosing the actual flooring for each room of your home.  You can choose something different for each room, depending on the traffic and the expected wear and tear.

    Here are some basic flooring options:

    • Wood
    • Laminate
    • Vinyl
    • Ceramic tile
    • Bamboo
    • Cork
    • Slate

    One of the most important considerations when choosing flooring is your lifestyle.  Here are four questions to consider:

    • Will you have children in and out of the house (and their friends!) for many years to come?
    • Do you have pets?
    • Do you have a swimming pool which will generate a lot of “wet” traffic in and out of the house?
    • How much time do you have for maintenance?

    The good news is for your flooring choice to be practical it does NOT have to be unattractive.  Your choices are almost limitless because of modern technology and science.

    Two of the favorites at Flooring Myrtle Beach are Bamboo and tile:

    Bamboo flooring Myrtle Beach can give you the natural beauty of wood in your home without having a damaging affect on the environment. As one of natures greatest gifts to mankind, it has become the wood of choice for making both decorative and practical items that are aesthetically pleasing as well as environmentally friendly. Just like some other wooden floors, the processed and machined cane comes in short planks; therefore installation is conducted in much the same way to any other similar type of flooring. It should also be said that, being tough and durable, it will also last many years if both properly installed and cared for.

    Why Tile?

    Tile is form, function, and fashion.  It is an expression of your personal style and an investment in your future. Tile is easy to clean, not allowing dirt, germs, or mold to penetrate its surface creating a healthier home for your family.  Tile and stone add value to your home in a time of depreciating assets; thus creating a selling point for your home for those looking for an escape from allergies, looking to express their individuality, or looking to protect the value of their assets.

    So, when choosing flooring for your home, think: Price, Style, Color, Practicality and Durability.

    Have fun with this decision and call Flooring Myrtle Beach when you’re ready to get started.

    Flooring Myrtle Beach
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577