Tips for starting your flooring search

Tips for starting your flooring search

Shopping for new floors is exciting. Changing the floor is, after all, one of the best ways to refresh your home.

It's also a bit overwhelming, though, with all the colors, styles, and designs. So here are some tips to simplify the process.

Determine your needs

Do you have kids, pets, or anything that would require extra durability and stain resistance? Be aware that needs are highly individualized.

That means the floor you fell in love with at your neighbor's may not necessarily be right for you. So be sure to tell the professionals at the flooring store about your needs.

Think about where you’re installing

Every room has its own set of challenges and priorities. For example, stairs require much more durability than a low-traffic area like the bedroom.

Think about foot traffic levels, lighting (direct and ambient), sun exposure, etc. Also, how will you use it; a living room can either be a center for a family activity or a formal place only used for entertaining.

Consider budget

It's not just the initial price of the product but also factor installation and underlayments. Go over the estimate in the flooring company, and don't be shy about asking questions. Be sure there's a financial cushion to absorb unexpected costs, such as subfloor repair or disposal.

Look at your overall style

Colors and accessories should harmonize so you have a cohesive look. If your home is traditional, a coastal-style floor may seem a little odd!

Look at design pages, Pinterest boards, and samples. See if you're attracted to specific colors, grains, or styles.

Floor experts in your California neighborhood

No job is too big or too small for the Finishing Touch Floors. Let our staff help you find the perfect new floors. We're family owned and have 45-plus years under our (tool) belt! We have showrooms in Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, and Los Alamitos, CA.

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if you live or work around those areas to see our large assortment of flooring brands like Mohawk, Mannington, Daltile, Dixie Home, Cali Bamboo, and more.