When it comes to renovating or remodeling an existing space in your home or office, one of the most important surfaces to consider is the flooring. Flooring always catches people’s eye simply due to the square footage of flooring alone in any sized room.
Think of your subflooring—the concrete slab, OSB, or plywood under your flooring—as less a construction material to be covered and more a canvas to display a visually appealing surface that might make or break your remodel. So how does one go about choosing the right flooring for the project? There are many factors to consider.
The Biggest Determining Factor is Usage
The type of flooring you choose for your renovation will depend mostly on how the room is used. Will there be a lot of foot traffic or is the room more of a destination space? The fewer feet on the flooring over time, the less durable it needs to be and you may have more options to choose from.
For heavy-duty spaces, choosing a more durable floor will provide resistance to scrapes, scuffs, and scratches. When a sturdy material is needed, endurance is prioritized over esthetics in order to keep from having to replace the flooring sooner than is necessary.
Flooring Can Make More of a Difference Than You Think
Just like the finishes on your walls, the color and patterns of the flooring can work to change the feel of a room. For example, did you know that a room appears larger when flooring boards are laid parallel to the longest wall? Similarly, by choosing wide planks over narrow strips, you limit the number of seams between each piece. This technique can make the space appear less busy and less cramped.
Another consideration when choosing the right flooring for your renovation is the existing flooring in adjoining spaces. Although it is not necessary to use the same flooring room to room, it is important to choose a flooring that compliments the color and texture of surrounding flooring.
Don’t forget about your budget! Any respectable contractor like Construction Collective will take time to understand your financial capacity and respect your allocation of funds within the project. Therefore, your allowance for flooring will also be a high priority when choosing the right flooring.
Call Construction Collective at (800) 704-1006 or use our online contact form to discuss how a high-quality and affordable home remodel can enhance one of your living spaces!