We often have customers ask us which flooring is best for my home? How do I choose the right carpet? What’s the best carpet for my family? Should I install hybrid flooring or vinyl flooring? There’s no doubt that choosing the right flooring for your home can be tricky – but that’s only if you don’t have the right advice from the right people.
In this resource we’ve included our top tips when choosing the right flooring for your next project. Whether it’s for your dream home, business or investment property, we’ve rounded up our team’s top tips to help you get started.
1. How To Choose The Right Flooring
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right flooring for your project. Let’s run through some of them…
- Factor in your family – If you have children and are worried about spills, perhaps a waterproof laminate, hybrid or vinyl flooring option would be appropriate for your project.
- Factor in your furry family – If you have pets [especially cats who like to scratch], you may want to avoid carpets all together and go for hard flooring.
- A tip for allergy sufferers – If you suffer from allergies, you may benefit from not having any carpet in your home, and run hard flooring throughout.
- Factor in your Floor Preparation – If you have an uneven subfloor, you may want to consider hybrid flooring as these are generally more forgiving.
- If you currently have tiles, again, you may benefit from laying hybrid flooring on top of them to save on floor preparation costs.
- Factor in the Future – If you’re looking for a long-lasting, eco-friendly option for your home, perhaps timber flooring could be a good investment.
- If you have an investment property, vinyl flooring may be best in your high-traffic rooms, with a long-lasting, stain-resistant carpet in your bedrooms.
2. Choosing The Right Carpet Pile
We source carpets that are either cut pile, loop pile or a combination of the two.
Cut pile carpets are created by cutting yarn loops, producing an upright pile that’s more luxurious underfoot. Loop piles, on the other hand, are simply loops of yarn, which can yield a variety of different patterns and finishes. Loop piles are popular for their durability while cut pile carpets are less likely to show tracking. The best way to find the right one for you? Drop into our Nerang Showroom, kick off your shoes and give them a test-drive!
3. Check the Products Warranties
All products come with a residential warranty, whether the product lasts five years or a lifetime. Check out the back of the carpet drapes or on the stickers on our hard flooring [we include them on our website too].
Most stickers [like pictured] will outline the warranties and benefits and are a great starting point when identifying the benefits of one product over another.
4. Selecting the Right Colour
Once you know which flooring type is right for the project, the next consideration is generally colour. While we have a large selection in our Nerang Showroom, it’s important to trial the colour of your chosen carpet, vinyl, timber or hybrid floor in your home. After you have visited our showroom, we’ll take our samples to your home when we check your measurements. This way you can see the samples near existing walls, furniture and adjacent flooring prior to making your final decision.
5. Installation Guarantee
While it’s important to look at the manufacturer’s warranty on your new flooring, it’s also important to ensure that there is a guarantee on the installation. That’s why we offer all customers a 5-year Installation Guarantee! This is above industry standard and is important in ensuring that your flooring stands the test of time.
6. Flooring Delivery & Installation Timing
If the installation of your flooring needs to be scheduled with other trades, it’s important to ask the turnaround time early in the selection process. While some stock may be held in-house, this isn’t always the case and there may be additional lead times.
6. Choose a Reputable Supplier
When it comes to selecting, preparing and installing flooring, the big guys aren’t always the best choice. Look for a supplier who has hand-picked expert, reliable Installers. A sales team that’s knowledgable about the entire process and a hands-on business owner that will give you honest advice and recommendations.