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December 6, 2016

Flooring for your Family's Lifestyle

When it comes to choosing a flooring type for your new home, the number of selections can seem endless. Even though looks can be
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appealing, when you are trying to determine which type of flooring is best there are a few things you should keep in mind. Hayden Homes wants you to be able to make the decision that is right for you and your family. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you begin your quest to find the right flooring.

  • Sound: Carpet is great for muffling the sound of foot traffic. If you have a hallway with tile floors, you will be able to hear the movement above you whenever you are downstairs. If you don’t want carpet, but still want some sound absorption, vinyl flooring could be an option. It won’t absorb sound as well as carpet, but it is quieter than other options.
  • Allergens: If you have anyone in your home that suffers from asthma or allergies, carpet may not be the best option. Just as carpet is great for trapping sound, it can also trap allergens. Pollen, pet dander and dust are small and can easily get trapped inside the fibers of your carpet. Hard flooring like tile, wood, laminate, and vinyl don’t trap allergens and clean up really nice.
  • Durability: When it comes to durability, wood floors are a great option, but tile reigns supreme. Tile will likely last as long as your home. If a tile breaks, it is easy to pull out a single tile and replace it with another. That said, tile holds up to a lot of use and abuse. It handles repeated use extremely well. This doesn’t mean that tile doesn’t have its downsides. If anyone in your home has a walker those grout lines might increase the risk of a fall. And if you ever drop a glass on tile flooring, a break is sure to occur.
  • Maintenance: The richness of wood may be one of the most beautiful flooring types, but it will also require a bit of maintenance. You will need to sweep and clean your wood floors more often than vinyl or tile. The wood surfaces also do not handle water well and lead to warping. However, cleaning wood surfaces is a peach for it can be cleaned easily with soap and water alone.
  • Do-it-yourself: If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, laminate flooring is one of the easiest flooring types to install. Unlike carpet or tile, you do not need to buy any special tools. With laminate all you need is a measuring tape, a good saw and patience to do the job right. Laminate Flooring is a good option for those with pets for laminate flooring has the look of hardwoods but with stand up to your dog’s toe nail avoiding scratches.
  • Cost effectiveness: When it comes to cost, flooring options can range. But cost is not limited to the purchasing price only. Cost effectiveness also considers the life the product. Both items need to be taken into consideration for a fair comparison.
  • Beauty: Is all in the eye of the beholder…Every flooring option has a specific beautiful quality and if combined appropriately with other hard surface selection you can set your home apart from the pack.

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When you have your new home built by Hayden Homes, you are getting the best in craftsmanship and experience. If you have questions about what type of flooring is the best for you and your family, just ask. We will be able to go over the pros and cons of each type and work with you so you can find a type that complements your lifestyle.