When the time for a home remodels finally arrives, it can be easy to get caught up in making tough calls. Don’t let decision fatigue creep in! With the right guidelines and tips, you can start to craft your dream house. To go even further, you can also think about whether you’d like a DIY option — or if professional installation is more your style.
Flooring is, quite literally, the base of your redesigned house. That makes it a great place to start thinking about your aesthetic. In addition to the basics, like color, tone and texture, you need to examine the costs associated with each type of material. Laminate flooring is an excellent option to freshen up your home’s overall look without breaking the bank. But how do you choose what laminate to install?
Know Your Laminate Square Footage
FIrst of all, you’re going to need an idea of how much laminate you’ll need. This will help determine the maximum price per square foot you can aim for. We suggest trying to keep your browsing to options within your budget so that you don’t run away with an unworkable idea. Measuring for laminate can feel tedious at best, but it’s worth it to get it all out of the way early on in your remodeling.
Think About Potential Damage
As with any remodeling decisions, you’ll need to think long and hard about the sturdiness of the laminate you want to install. Since floors get the most wear and tear from children and pets, this is a big consideration. Some issues can be fixed with proper installation. The subfloor should be sealed and smooth before laying laminate. Beyond that, ask your suppliers to go over different grades of flooring to get an idea of durability. You’ll thank yourself later.
Know Your Aesthetic
Easier said than done, right? If only nailing down your aesthetic were simple. Take the time to look through inspirational photos to decide what laminate floors you like best. Good suppliers will have example photos of homes they’ve remodeled with their materials. Ask questions so that you can feel confident about your selection. Start with choosing between a warmer or cooler palette and go from there. Then select a pattern. Next, an installation style. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to new laminate floors!
If you have any questions about laminate flooring options, feel free to reach out to us at Westpark Supplies.