Flooring is one of the biggest decisions when building a custom home. Not only is it an expensive line item in your overall budget, but it dictates the overall look of your home for years to come. You can expect to keep flooring for at least 10 years, so you want it to have lasting appeal.
As a leader in home construction 85281 our team at Reef Builders understands the importance of this decision. Here are a few considerations as you think through what type of flooring is best for you throughout your custom home:
Do you have pets and children that often drag dirt through the home?
This is an important consideration for flooring! Sure, you want to maintain a clean home, but you also know that messes happen and you can’t always clean them up right away. If you’re worried about your floor showing dirt and grit, you may want to opt for a darker color hardwood or tile. If you choose tile, just be wary of grout lines, as they tend to attract dirt and be harder to clean.
Is the flooring going in a high traffic area?
High traffic areas call for durability. Hardwood floors are a popular choice for many homes, and for good reason. We love the timeless appeal, variety of finishes, and resiliency these floors offer. But bear in mind, they can be scratched or scuffed when in a high traffic area. We often believe these natural blemishes add a beautiful patina to the floor, but it is something to consider if you want the floors to remain flawless. Another great option for high traffic flow is tile or concrete.
How big is the room?
When considering flooring choices, consider square footage. Naturally, darker colored floors can make a room feel smaller – while lighter colors can brighten and expand a room. Plank size for wood or tile can also come into play when thinking through the size of the room. Wider planks can open up a room and give the illusion of more space in your home construction 85281.
Is natural light present?
The lighting in a room can determine a lot about how flooring ends up looking in a home. Consider lighting when thinking about sheen of the hardwood or tile and overall color choice – as the color can change slightly in the sunlight. Also note that hardwoods can fade over time if exposed to lots of sunlight.
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