Tips on How to Design Your Flooring

7 Mar

Tips on How to Design Your Flooring

Walking on a lovely floor is a nice feeling, especially after a hard day at work. It’s always nice to know that what you paid for is worth it from an aesthetic perspective.  So, the next time you start on another flooring project, make sure to plan it well with the right design to make all your efforts and investment worthwhile.

There are many things to consider when you start a flooring project. The type of flooring material is important as is the style of your new floor. However, for some projects, there are other considerations to consider, such as limited time and a budget.

Below are some tips for designing your floor:

  • Picture it beforehand. Visualize what your floor will look like after the project is done. This will help you identify what colors will go best with your interior, the type of materials you should use, and the pattern you should choose for your floor. Sketch it to help you remember the details.
  • Identify the needs of your floor. This includes traffic flow, maintenance, and the environment of the room. More durable materials are needed for floors located on your porch and in the hallways and kitchen. Since these areas are prone to a higher traffic and moisture levels, it is best to use flooring materials that are more durable.
  • Don’t skimp on the quality your floor. Yes, you have a budget to stick to and it is important to reference your budget when creating decisions. But, keep in mind that it will ultimately be more costly to have your floors repaired and replaced often if you choose a less expensive, cheap material than if you pay a little more up front for a higher-quality material that will last.
  • Make it functional for you. A beautiful floor may be useless if you and your pets can’t walk on it. Make sure that your floors possess both functionality and beauty in order to make them worthwhile.
  • Consider your furniture inside the room. Your floor needs to blend well with the walls, the furniture, and the overall interior of your room. When choosing a style and color, consider what will match your existing decorating style.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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