While the benefits of hardwood and hard surface flooring are numerous—durability, increased home value, aesthetics—the whole process of selecting, installing, and maintaining hardwood floors is made a lot easier with a quality hardwood flooring contractor at your service. What's more, because it is available in hundreds of colors and a bevy of styles and materials, choosing the right carpet for your home can be surprisingly hard. Once you take into account the colors, patterns, and textures, it's best to talk to a Northern Virginia carpet and flooring company for help.
Choosing hardwood or hard surface flooring. The first thing that a homeowner who’s decided to install hardwoods should think about is style and use. In what rooms are these floors going into and what kind of wood is appropriate? In addition to traditional hardwood options, new, exotic woods have become popular choices for homeowners looking for something unique. Hardwood and hard surface flooring companies also sell tile, linoleum, bamboo, cork, and other non-wood flooring. Ask your hardwood flooring contractor what kind of products they offer for bathrooms and other areas where hardwoods may not be optimal.
Choosing carpet. The most common styles of carpet—berber, frieze, and plush—make up the lion’s share of commercially available soft flooring, and those styles are available in several different materials, from wool to plastic made from recycled soda bottles. For the carpet to work well in the home, many considerations have to be taken into account, such as foot traffic and room style, and an experienced and well-qualified carpet and flooring company can help make the decision less daunting. For example, you don’t want a carpet that is more prone to wear and staining in a hallway where the foot traffic is highest. A quality Northern Virginia carpet installer would recommend a hardy Berber carpet versus a softer plush for a busy walkway.