Some homeowners prefer hard surface and hardwood flooring to carpeting in their home for a variety of reasons. Hard surface flooring is more durable than carpet and tends to outlive carpet flooring by years. Hardwood and hard surface flooring is also relatively impossible to stain and doesn’t collect dust and allergens as easily as carpet flooring. Although there carpet flooring allows for a large selection of color, fabric type, and pattern options, hardwood flooring comes in an equally wide array of choices. For hardwood flooring, Houston homeowners can contact one of the specialists profiled below to receive expert advice and unparalleled flooring selections.
The cost of new flooring will vary depending mostly on the type of wood selected for installation, but the species of wood will determine the floor’s durability and appearance. Homeowners can also choose the level of gloss for their hardwoods. High gloss hardwoods have a constant shine as though they have just been mopped. Low gloss hardwoods aren’t as shiny but hide surface scratches and scuffs. Houston hardwood and hard surface flooring companies can explain each of these aspects in detail and can provide recommendations based on lifestyle, interior decoration, project budget, and time frame.
With such a wide variety of carpet types, styles, fabrics, and colors, selecting the right carpet for your home can be quite a stressful process. More than simply deciding which carpet color blends with the color scheme of your home’s interior design, weighing the pro’s and con’s for each carpet combination will prolong the life of your flooring and mesh with your lifestyle. The Houston carpet flooring contractors profiled below have the industry experience, helpful customer service, and selection of carpeting options to help you decide the perfect floor for your home.
For Houston homeowners, level loop pile and cut pile are the two most common residential carpet types. Both carpets are constructed with dense and tightly-wound fibers which are durable against high traffic areas of the home such as main hallways and entryways. Level loop pile carpets are made of interwoven loops of fabric, therefore making the area crush-resistant. Cut pile carpets are made of tightly wound fibers that are densely woven together to allow the carpet to keep its shape and resilience. Other common types of carpet offered by flooring contractors include cut loop, Saxony, shag, and friezé.