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Guide to selecting  Flooring.


You might be asking, How do I choose the right flooring? Whether you’re just starting to think about purchasing new flooring for your home, ready to choose your flooring and get the installation started, or simply need help maintaining your floor, you’re in the right place. Our flooring guide, crafted by flooring pros, will walk you through everything you need to know to make a confident decision for your home. This guide on how to plan, choose and maintain your flooring is our way of sharing our experience and expertise with you. You’ll find information on everything from figuring out your budget to shopping and installation. But, remember, you don’t need to figure this out on your own. Your local Carpet One Floor & Home store is just a phone call (or visit) away.


When it comes to home renovation, choosing the right flooring can make all the difference. With a plethora of options available, from luxurious hardwood to eco-friendly carpet, making the right choice can be overwhelming. At Carpet One, we're here to guide you through the process.


Dive into our ultimate guide that highlights Flooring Pro tips to discover the perfect flooring for your home.


How Do I Choose the Best Flooring?


1. Understand Your Needs and Lifestyle

Choosing the right flooring isn't just about aesthetics; it's about understanding how you live. Your daily activities, the members of your household, and even the climate you live in can significantly influence the best flooring choice for your home. With our Flooring Pro tips, we'll provide insights and expert advice to ensure you make an informed decision tailored to your lifestyle.


  • Family Dynamics:

    • Children: Homes with young children require flooring that can withstand spills, drops, and lots of foot traffic. Safety is also a concern. You'll want a surface that's slip-resistant and soft enough to cushion those inevitable falls.

    • Pets: Pet owners know the challenges - from scratches to accidents. Durable and stain-resistant options like vinyl or laminate can be a lifesaver. These materials resist scratches from pet nails and are easier to clean in case of accidents.

    • Elderly Members: If you have elderly family members, consider flooring that offers slip resistance, such as textured tiles or low-pile carpeting.


  • Climate Considerations:

    • Humidity: In areas with high humidity, solid hardwood can warp or swell. It's essential to choose flooring that can handle moisture without getting damaged. Engineered wood is constructed in layers, providing stability against changes in humidity. Tiles, especially ceramic or porcelain, are also excellent choices as they're resistant to moisture and mold growth

    • Temperature Fluctuations: If you live in an area with significant temperature changes, you'll want flooring that remains stable. While solid hardwood can expand and contract, materials like luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or stone tiles tend to handle temperature fluctuations better.

    • Sunlight Exposure: In rooms with abundant sunlight, UV rays can cause some flooring materials to fade over time. If your room gets a lot of sun, consider UV-resistant options or invest in quality window treatments to protect your floors.

By understanding the unique dynamics of your household and the climate of your region, you can make an informed decision about the best flooring options. At Carpet One, our experts can guide you through these considerations, ensuring you choose a floor that's not only beautiful but also perfectly suited to your lifestyle.


2. Explore the Different Types of Flooring

  1. Carpet: Perfect for bedrooms, carpets offer warmth and comfort. Explore our range of colors, patterns, and textures.

  2. Hardwood Flooring: Timeless and elegant, hardwood adds value to your home. Choose from oak, maple, cherry, and more.

  3. Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Durable and water-resistant, luxury vinyl also known as LVP and LVT,  is excellent for kitchens and bathroom

  4. Laminate Flooring: Get the look of hardwood or stone without the cost. Laminate is also scratch-resistant, making it perfect for high-traffic areas.

  5. Tile Flooring: Tile is known for its strength and easy maintenance, tile flooring can withstand heavy foot traffic, resist scratches, and is easy to clean, making it ideal for busy households.

3. Consider Your Budget

While hardwood is an investment, options like laminate and vinyl flooring offer a stylish look without breaking the bank. At Carpet One, we offer flooring solutions for every budget.


4. Think About Flooring Maintenance

Some floors require regular maintenance. While hardwood might need refinishing over time, tiles can last for years with just regular cleaning.


5. Eco-Friendly Options


For the environmentally conscious, we offer green select carpet. Experience peace of mind with the eco-conscious choice. 


6. Visit Our Showroom

Pictures can only tell you so much. Feel the textures, see the colors, and speak to our flooring experts at Carpet One. We'll help you visualize how different options will look in your home and help you find the floor that is perfect for your lifestyle and style. 


7. Think about Warranties


We pride ourselves on having some of the best warranties in the industry, including coverage options for up to 50 years as well as life of the floor coverage on installation for all flooring types. To get the full scoop on our most popular warrantee products, check out these handy floor warranty guides.


8. Installation Matters

A perfect floor can look imperfect if not installed correctly. Trust our team of professionals to do the job right. Choosing the right flooring is a blend of aesthetics, functionality, and budget. We strive to ensure that the floor we’ve created together, is as beautiful as the one in your dreams. If not, we’ll replace it for free. That’s what we call The Beautiful Guarantee®.



Whether you're looking for the warmth of the carpet or the durability of vinyl, Carpet One has the perfect solution. Get a Free Estimate today and transform your home one floor at a time.


Flooring FAQ


How to Measure Flooring


Taking measurements is the first step in the planning process. Here's what you need to know to get the most accurate flooring measurements:





When considering a budget for your flooring project, it's important to first determine the best type of flooring for your lifestyle.



Shopping For Flooring


It's hard to know everything about flooring, but fortunately, you don't have to. We've compiled some flooring basics you should know before beginning the shopping process.





Use this guide for helpful hints when choosing the right flooring for your remodeling project.



Carpet Flooring


A great choice for many rooms within a home, with its warm, quiet, and comforting qualities.



Hardwood Flooring


Beauty, strength, and unbeatable character makes a beautiful backdrop in any home.



Vinyl Flooring


Offering style, comfort, and durability, along with enduring values. 



Floor Tile


A timeless choice with endless possibilities, tile can complement any design style.



Laminate Flooring


Providing a wide array of styles, colors, and textures that are both aesthetically pleasing and budget-friendly.



Flooring Installation


Flooring is a large project and can be expensive, so you want to make sure your installation is done right.



Flooring Warranties 


At Carpet One Floor & Home, we take the guesswork out of flooring your home with an easy-to-understand warranty system offering incredible levels of protection. Ranging from Bronze to Titanium, you’re sure to find the perfect flooring warranty to fit your lifestyle. And if you’re looking for absolute assurance that you’ve made the best selection, we offer The Beautiful Guarantee®: a one-of-a-kind guarantee that ensures you’ll love your floor, or we’ll replace it for free.


Floor Care & Maintenance


When you follow our flooring maintenance and care guides, it's easy to maintain the beauty of your new floor. Proper care and cleaning will enhance its life and performance, giving you years of enjoyment.



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