When you are building a home or remodeling a space, choosing the best flooring is important to create the most functional home. Flooring can keep your home dry, comfortable, and appealing. Homeowners may not know how to choose the best flooring or which material is best for their needs. RW Custom Homes can help you make the best choice for your home and your budget. There are multiple options for high-end flooring but which one is best for your home?
Choosing The Right Floor For Your Needs
Before you choose a flooring option you will need to think about what flooring will be the most functional. If you have children and pets choosing scratch-resistant flooring would be in your best interest. For climates that experience snow and moisture, artificial wood or vinyl flooring would be best to avoid warping in natural wood. Considering how much traffic the floor will see is another factor you should consider.
There are multiple factors when it comes to choosing flooring that works best for your needs but the only choice that is best for your home is the one that protects those who live there.
Are You Installing The Flooring By Yourself?
Some options for flooring are difficult to install and require expert skills to do it correctly. If you plan to remodel your home or install new flooring yourself, there are installer friendly flooring options. Choosing high-end flooring usually means that you will not be able to install it yourself. Even if you choose more budget-friendly flooring, it will be more high quality if it is installed by a professional.
If money is not an issue, there are many options that can approve the appeal and value of your home. Some of the best options are listed below.
When you think of decadent flooring, you may think of natural stone. Using natural stone requires quarrying for the best rocks. This can get really expensive and will take deep digging for the rarest of rocks.
Natural stone is the most man-hour-intensive flooring and becomes a really big money eater by the time it travels to your door. Some common stone options include marble, granite, limestone, slate, flagstone, and sandstone. Options like granite are best for high-traffic areas, whereas limestone is more versatile to use in different areas and comes in multiple color variations.
There are many variations of hardwood flooring, hand scraped hardwood, reclaimed hardwood, and exotic hardwood. These hardwood options are better than machine manufactured hardwood because they can be cheap and bad quality. Choosing hardwood also has a range of colors and prices per square foot. Some solid oak hardwood can be around $10 per square foot. Reclaimed wood can go for $4 to $7 per square foot.
Exotic hardwood can come from South America and Africa which means the price to transport it to you can become intense. Installation costs can add to the price but will guarantee that your flooring will withstand all that is thrown at it.
When you are choosing exotic hardwood, make sure that it comes from a respectable source. If the price seems too good to be true and does not come from a legit supplier you could be getting a lower quality wood.
Many homeowners choose vinyl because it is known to be more slip resistant and quieter. Choosing high-end flooring vinyl has options that look more realistic like wood and others can feel more like a luxury hotel. This option is great for homeowners that want a high style but one that is easy to maintain. Vinyl comes in different color options and is very long-lasting while being luxurious.
Ceramic tile is a more fun option for those who want to have decorative mosaic flooring. Tile is also easy to maintain while being glamorous. This high-end flooring is often not placed throughout the home but is reserved for specific areas like your bathroom or kitchen.
Need Help Picking Out The Perfect High-End Flooring?
RW Custom Homes works with many communities around Utah. We offer custom built homes, semi-custom homes, and remodels. With a highly qualified team of designers, architects, and decorators you can build the home of your dreams with our company. Whether you are wanting something luxurious and completely custom or just want to add value to your existing home with a remodel, our team is the team to trust. Contact RW Custom Homes in Ogden, UT, or check out our portfolio.