Preparing for a remodeling project is very exciting, yet can also be overwhelming. There are simply so many things to decide on! You need to think about the big stuff, like what kind of counter tops you want, as well as little details like light fixtures. With all of this looking around, don’t forget to look down! What kind of floor do you want? This decision is absolutely crucial in achieving your desired look. The following are your four main options:
#1 Genuine Hardwood Floors. Genuine hardwood floors are often on homeowners’ minds because of their durability and timelessness. Not only do they look great, but the floors you put down tomorrow could quite possibly last the rest of your life- and even longer!
If you do decide on wood, you may want to look beyond Cherry Wood and Oak to Bamboo flooring, one of the most eco-friendly types of flooring available. It looks absolutely gorgeous and gives the room a nice, light vibe! Of course, hardwood flooring is often the most expensive and will give a room a more traditional feeling, so it is not right for everyone. This is particularly true if you are going for a very modern, fresh style.
#2 Luxury Vinyl. So, what if you want the look of wood without the price tag? You go with luxury vinyl flooring! Today’s best vinyl doesn’t actually look like vinyl at all. It can look like ceramic tile, hardwood, stone, and just about anything else! It’s up to you whether you let your house guests in to your little secret that it is actually vinyl. And don’t forget, with the money you save choosing luxury vinyl flooring instead of genuine hardwood, you may be able to get the exact light fixtures you wanted for the bathroom or even a brand new appliance, while still staying under budget.
#3 Tile. Of course, many people in Southwest Florida like the look of tile for their home. This is because a transitional style mixing metals, woods and light colors such as grays, whites, and tans is quite popular. Plus, tile is needed for achieving contemporary looks. Don’t be scared to get a little creative with your tile; don’t just go with a white or light gray and be done with it. There are many, many tile choices for you, in different shapes and colors. You could be building an interior decor that goes great with Mexican Tile, or want something bold to stand out against muted walls. With such a variety of design options, you are sure to find some tile flooring you like.
#4 Carpet. Some people prefer carpet in the bedrooms or other rooms where they want to be extra cozy. There is a huge range in the quality and durability of carpet, so be sure you work with Beattie Development’s Remodeling Team to pick out the right carpet for you. This goes beyond just the color, to the brand, texture, and material as well.
Obviously, this is a lot to go over. The difference between carpet to luxury vinyl to genuine hardwood floors is huge, and will completely change the look and feel of the room. You don’t have to decide right now. Our professional designer can guide you through the process to make what otherwise could seem to be a daunting process into an enjoyable experience. If you would like, you can stop into Beattie Development’s Remodeling Design Center, conveniently located right off Cape Coral Parkway, and have an up-close look at your options. This is the best way to see numerous flooring options, all at once, and know you are satisfied with your choice. If you would like to come in and have a personal tour, please call us ahead of time at 239-766-4150 and ask to speak with our design specialist!