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Feb 12, 2022 | Design Trends

Choosing Flooring to Control the Comfort of Your Home

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Flooring is an integral part of your home or business. When designing your perfect space, it can be easy to trivialize flooring and focus on other aspects of interior design, like wall color, kitchen cabinets or countertops.

Choosing the right flooring isn’t just about finding a style that matches your interior design. While you want your floor to look good and complement other elements of your home’s design, you also need to consider functional aspects like acoustics, comfort, durability and any allergies or health issues that the flooring material can trigger in you or your loved ones. Let’s elaborate more on why selecting the right flooring is so important for your home.

Acoustics

Flooring’s impact on acoustics isn’t usually top of mind when people are shopping for flooring, but it can be important. Generally, the harder the floor, the more it will reflect and distort sound. While carpet is good for absorbing sound, it’s not always the best flooring option in terms of quality or aesthetics. Many homeowners choose rigid core luxury vinyl floors not only for their beauty and durability but also because they typically have a pre-attached sound-reducing acoustic underlayment, which helps to reduce noise in the room.

This can be especially important in multifamily residences or homes with multiple levels.

Comfort

When choosing the right home flooring, think about your daily habits and preferences. Do you enjoy walking barefoot in your home? Do you prefer comfortable resilient materials over hard floors? Perhaps you live in a hot climate and would love a floor that helps keep your home cool in the summer? Carefully consider what makes you most comfortable in your own home and incorporate these preferences when exploring different flooring options.

Aesthetics

Flooring significantly impacts the way your home looks and feels to you. For example, it can affect the way you perceive the size of rooms. Did you know that the color of your floor can influence your mood? Cool colors, like blue, green or gray, have a calming effect, while warm colors, like beige or brown, can make your home feel warm and cozy.

Do you wish to style your home as modern or traditional? Luxury vinyl flooring is perfect for either scenario. LVT flooring can be an excellent option if you’re interested in a modern look, as it authentically imitates the contemporary look of stone and tile. Luxury vinyl plank also does a wonderful job of replicating the appearance of natural materials like wood, giving your home a traditional and elegant feel.

Durability

Something crucial to consider when choosing flooring is the amount of foot traffic your floor will endure. High-traffic areas like the living room, hallway or kitchen need durable flooring. This is especially important if there are many people living in or frequenting your home. Durability is even more important in your basement or laundry room. These spaces need flooring that can tolerate moisture and withstand the weight of heavy objects like washing machines or water tanks.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has an effect on building occupants whether they be family members or work associates. Flooring should be free of formaldehyde, heavy metals or other chemicals that can introduce VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the interior space. Only choose products that have a 3rd party certification for indoor air quality like FloorScore®, Assure™, or other reputable IAQ 3rd party certification to ensure the floor is not putting the quality of the air you breathe at risk.

Home Value

An aesthetically pleasing and high-quality floor can add substantial value to your home. It may be one of your strongest bargaining chips if you decide to sell your home in the future. Some flooring materials, like low-quality carpet or laminate, might detract from your home valuation. Installing overpriced luxury flooring like natural stone or hardwood may increase your home’s value but ultimately leave you with a negative ROI once the final sale price is negotiated. Luxury vinyl is the perfect, affordable middle ground that makes your home more attractive and increases its value.

Find the Perfect Flooring Solution for Your Home or Business

At Metroflor, we offer you only the highest-quality products. Our floors come with outstanding surface properties and are FloorScore® or ASSURE CERTIFIED™, which means they’re free of toxic materials that can negatively affect your health and indoor air quality.

We offer a broad range of luxury vinyl flooring products that accurately mimic the appearance of wood, tile or stone to match your unique stylistic vision, but with the comfort, warmth, and ease of maintenance that is unmatched by natural resources.

Browse our rich and diverse selection of LVT and LVP flooring in traditional glue down and rigid core construction to find the perfect fit for your needs. Find and contact a dealer near you for more information and assistance

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