The type of flooring used within a home sets the tone for the rest of the decor. Flooring can reflect both the lifestyle and tastes of the homeowners, and is one of the most basic components of designing a home or completing a renovation project.
At Owens Construction, we are here to help guide you through some of the available options and to help you install the flooring that best suits your home's unique character.
Carpeting is a choice that appeals to many homeowners who are looking for a soft, comfortable feel within their homes. Technology has greatly improved the quality and durability of carpeting in recent years, and there are a plethora of styles, colors and finishes from which to choose.
Carpeting will help dampen sound within a home and can also make a space feel warm and inviting. One of the drawbacks of carpet, however, is the need to regularly vacuum and clean the carpet fibers.
Addressing stains can also be an issue, although there are a number of stain-resistant carpet choices on the market. Carpet can be an affordable option, but there are certainly choices that will increase the price.
Hardwood flooring is a classic choice and is a way for homeowners to bring a little piece of the outdoors into their homes. There are many different types of wood to choose from, each with its own unique grain pattern and finish.
You have two options when you select hardwood floors — installing a pre-finished hardwood floor or a finished-in-place floor. With the pre-finished flooring, the installation process is much easier and quicker because everything is already taken care of. For those who want the ability to truly customize their flooring, finished-in-place hardwood floors are the better option. This type of flooring allows you to customize the color/finish of your wood, but it takes much longer because you have to sand and stain your floors, plus put down multiple coats of polyurethane.
It is possible to choose a clear sealant to showcase the natural color of hardwood, or to select a colored stain to deepen the wood's natural tone. Hardwood flooring is durable and can last a lifetime and then some, but will likely require refinishing at some point down the line.
Hardwood is also easy to clean and is a great choice for families in which one or more members have issues with allergies.
Tile floors present the ultimate in utility and are a durable choice that also can be quite beautiful. Homeowners can choose from a wide range of materials, including natural options such as travertine, granite or slate, as well as ceramic tiles.
There are innumerable color choices from which to choose, and it is even possible to install a border or pattern of different tiles to add a layer of complexity to floors. Tile is simple and easy to clean, requires almost no maintenance, and is an affordable choice when compared to hardwood or better-quality carpeting. Tile floors are a favorite among families with small children or pets.
Regardless of which type of flooring you are drawn to, the team at Owens Construction can help you plan, budget and implement a flooring plan that will suit the needs and preferences of your family. Contact us today to learn more about available flooring options, or with any questions about your next home remodel project.