Flooring should reflect your personal style and match your needs nd budget. With so many available options to choose from, let your imagination soar.
Since the options for flooring are endless, take these 10 Things into consideration before you run out and buy:
EXISTING FLOORS - Make sure that if the new floor won't match the old one, it will at least compliment it. You may want to try and build in transition spaces with patterns or other building materials to solve this design dilemma.
Location - Basement spaces may be prone to moisture so select your flooring with this in mind - try laminate or vinyl. Still not sure? Consult our flooring experts who can guide you every step of the way.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ROOM - If it's an entryway or a play room, the flooring should be considered differently than a master bedroom floor. Entryways need durability and quick cleanup, so tile is a great option. The master bedroom sees less traffic, so plush carpet may be just what you're looking for. Not a fan of carpet? Select from a vast array of hardwood flooring options and use area rugs to add colour and warmth.
FAMILY ALLERGIES - Hard surface flooring collects fewer dust mites and allergens. Use area rugs for warmth and décor changes.
HEATED FLOORING OPTION - Maybe you'd like to add the luxurious feeling of heated flooring in your bathroom. Not all flooring options are compatible with subfloor heating. Always check with our flooring experts to make sure your choice is right.
INSTALLATION - Understand your limitations. Can you repair an uneven subfloor? Do you have the tools to properly install the new flooring? Do you have time to do it? If you need help, the Installation Services team at Lowe's is here to help.Learn More
Handscraped, or vintage-look flooring is available in hardwood, engineered, laminate, and even tile. The look is warm, well-worn and completely at ease - perfect for an active household to naturally camouflage the look of scratches and scrapes.
Inject a little colour into your life with interesting stains. Black and grey are excellent shades to underscore your personal style. Consider that lighter colours reflect light and darker colours absorb it. Also keep in mind that darker colours show scratches, dirt, pet hair and wear, while lighter colours may be more apt to hide dirt and stains.
Renewable hardwoods such as bamboo and cork offer durability, a range of interesting colours and unique patterns that set them apart from traditional hardwood. Since they are natural insulators, these hardwoods are warmer on the feet.
Add elements of luxury and comfort to your home with a varity of textures and finishes
Whether concrete, hardwood or plywood, painting the floor opens up a world of colour and design options. Stencils, painted "rugs" and other designs turn the floor into a clean canvas to please your inner Picasso. For the expert do-it-yourself artist, a unique patterned installation of tile and / or plank flooring adds panache to your place.