Sorting Through Hard Surface Flooring Options

ProSource | 9/19/2015 | Product Information

You’re on the hunt for the perfect hard-surface flooring solution for you home. Considering the myriad of home flooring options available, that hunt could quickly become an epic quest…and if you’re like most of us, a quest simply isn’t in your schedule. However, by asking some smart questions beforehand, you can narrow down both your options and your search.

Here are seven simple but smart questions you should ask before you shop for home flooring. Check the answers that best describe you, and you’ll start to see which floors could be the best fit for your home and lifestyle. So you’ll have a better idea of where to look first when you visit your local ProSource Showroom.

1.  Will your flooring be installed in a room where there is running water (like bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens)?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Floors that are naturally resistant to moisture, like cork and bamboo, or more watertight choices like tile or stone flooring.

2.  Will the flooring be subjected to lots of traffic…especially the kind that only kids can create?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Options that resist scratches and wear such as vinyl, laminate, tile and stone flooring, or ones that do a better job of hiding chips and scratches, like linoleum flooring.

3.  Do you have a dog (or two, or more)?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Choices that can stand up to the scratches and wear that claws can dish out, such as vinyl, laminate, tile and stone flooring, or those that can hide chips and scratches, like linoleum flooring.

4.  Do you have heavy furniture?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Flooring that doesn’t have a tendency to dent, such as laminate, tile and stone flooring.

5.  Do a lot of things hit the floor at your house (besides feet)?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Choices that provide the “give” necessary for a more cushioned – and less damaging – landing, including cork and vinyl.

6.  Does anyone in your home have allergies or sensitivities to chemicals?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Flooring types that don’t require on-site finishing or glue to install, like pre-finished hardwood, laminate, tile or stone flooring.

7.  Answer truthfully…do you want to spend as little time as possible to keep your floors looking good?

___  yes                  ___  no

If you answered “yes,” consider:
Low-maintenance options like hardwood, vinyl, linoleum or laminate flooring that are easy to clean and require no additional surface care.

Armed with answers to these questions, you now have a better idea of where to start your search for the perfect floor. Your first step? Bring along your answers, and talk to a flooring expert at your local ProSource Showroom.

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