Posts Tagged ‘flooring material options’

Questions to Consider When Purchasing New Floors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Flooring

Investing in new floors can be a big decision. With recent advancements in flooring technology, many floors can be long-time investments for your home, that is why it is important to select the right floor for your needs. Since there is a broad spectrum of flooring options from carpet to hardwood and everything in between, the decision can seem daunting. Fortunately, your friends at Century Tile are here to help!

What’s My Budget?

Unfortunately, the first thing you need to consider is your budget. Flooring can come in many different qualities with various attributes. While these may all be extremely nice luxuries, you need to understand what you can and cannot get at your given price range. Typically, carpet is less expensive than hardwood floors or tiling options. Yet, it would not be challenging to find an extremely high-end carpet that can be more costly than some hardwoods. Knowing the value and general price range for different floorings can let you know where to start.

Where Am I Installing My New Floors?

Not every floor can be installed in every room. For example, solid hardwood flooring will need to be nailed to a subfloor; however, if you are on a slab of concrete, you will not be able to use this option. That is why understanding your subfloor can help with the overall flooring decision.

Is My Room Exposed to Water?

Carpet is not great for wet environments and can lead to harvesting bacteria in your flooring. Hardwood will also not do well in these environments. Note what floors are waterproof or water-resistant when tackling rooms that are prone to moisture.

What Is the Temperature and Humidity of My Space?

Floors acclimate to their environment. Many floors are adaptable to normal climate and humidity conditions; however, if you live in an area with extreme temperatures and humidity, your flooring options may be limited, especially in outdoor environments exposed to diverse weather.

Is This Flooring Option Good for Children or Pets?

Your flooring needs to be custom to your needs. If you have pets or children, you may need to look for a pet and child-friendly floor since accidents happen. You want flooring that can withstand everyday traffic as well as accidental spills that your children or pets may make.

Is This Floor Stain-Resistant?

Similarly, maybe you have no kids or children; however, you may be a messy person. Certain floors are easier to maintain and care for than others. You should look for an easy to clean flooring option if this is a concern.

Before making a flooring decision, you will want to understand the value of each floor. Hardwood, tile, vinyl planking, carpet, rubber flooring, sheet vinyl, and many more options all have a time and a place. If you are feeling uncertain about the best option, one of Century Tile‘s expert sales representatives would love to assist you. Call us or visit us today!

Design Your Own Room Online

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Website Tools

Yeah, yeah some websites have fun features that allow you to decorate a room on-line. While this may be a fun exercise and you may learn something from it, wouldn’t it be better to actually be able to design your own room on-line? Imagine changing floor coverings and paint colors in a blink of an eye.

Now you can have your cake and eat it too. Century Tile allows you to upload a photo of the room you want to remodel, re-do or change up. “This sounds a bit complicated,” you say. Not at all.

Simply take a digital photo of your room and upload it to our designer center. Within 48 hours (a little longer if you upload it over a weekend or on a holiday) you will be able to decorate your room using our Virtual Room Designer. You do need to be logged into our website in order to upload your photos, but that’s really simple as well.

How good is this tool?

You can choose flooring options, everything from hardwood to natural stone. You can choose the color of your walls, your ceilings and your appliances. You can try out different color cabinets and countertops too. And that’s just for a kitchen. You can also upload pictures of your bathroom, your living room, bedroom or hallway.

You’re welcome. This is just another way we feel we can help make your home improvement projects easier and more fun. Try it out and let us know what you think.