When it comes to the flooring of a home, you’re probably familiar with the debate about whether to choose carpet or hardwood. Many homeowners love the warmth, comfort, feel, and many designs of carpets, but hardwood flooring is classic. With the right care, it can last just as long as your house.
Instead of getting caught up in making a pros and cons list, however, consider choosing your flooring based on your lifestyle. You may find that the best floor type has very little to do with the “Berber or Oak?” question. Take a cue from Martha Stewart, the experts at HGTV, and at Rocha Flooring, and know that everything in your home can and should reflect your personality.
For the Pet Lovers
Coming home to your cat or dog at the end of a long day is one of the best things in life, but pets present certain challenges when it comes to floor cleaning and maintenance. One of your best options is to get duraceramic tiles, as these are very easy to clean. It would also be wise to avoid flooring that has wood, as your pets will likely use it as a scratching post.
For the Family
Parents know all too well the abuse floors can take from kids, and the hardships that follow in cleaning it. If you have kids, it’s best to install a few different kinds of flooring in various rooms. In the areas where your baby will be crawling and learning to stand on their feet, a soft carpet is the best option for safety. In rooms where the tots will be eating or are more likely to make a mess, go for the more resilient products, such as ceramic or hardwood flooring types.
For the elderly
Once the kids or parents have grown and the parties have slowed, a change in flooring can make a big difference in everyone’s safety, comfort, and mobility. Ceramic tiles and other smooth surfaces can be easier to slip and fall on, so for homes where seniors will be living, low-pile carpeting may be the better option.
When it comes to your floor, it’s all about finding the right type that perfectly blends into your design and function needs.