● Are you a one or two-person family, or do you have kids and pets? With the latter, there’ll be a lot of running, jumping, spills, dragged toys, toppled water dishes, and more. That is a lot of wear and tear and foot traffic. You’ll need something ultra-tough and stain, spill and water resistant.
● Do you cook large meals, bake and entertain? If so, you’ll be frequently standing, and that’s pretty hard on the feet, legs and back. A hard surface might be uncomfortable. It might also mean the floor is more prone to dropped pots and pans, so you’ll need something that can withstand that.
● On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most, how much do you dislike cleaning? No one really likes cleaning, but if you dislike it intensely, choose something that’s very easy to care for.
● What is your preferred style? Are you traditional or casual? Is your home cottage or beach-like? Is your style minimalist and sleek? Is your home eclectic or even kind of quirky? That makes a difference overall in the kind of flooring you select: Colors, species (hardwood), textures, etc.
● Do you follow trends? Look to see what’s trending for the current year and if it’s something that’s predicted to last; you don’t want to confuse it with a short-lived “fad.” For example, grey (various shades) hardwood floors are expected to be around for a long time.
● Do you like variety? If so, you’ll probably be changing things up a lot, so maybe select neutral colors; you can do simple accessory changes for a “mini remodeling.” Choose a flooring with not as long a life as, say, hardwood, which can last for decades, because you probably won’t want it for decades, or even change the color of the tile grout. Etc.
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