Shopping for a new floor can be difficult, especially if you have no idea what you want. While it can be a good thing to be open to something new, it also means leave you paralyzed with indecision. You wouldn’t purchase a new vehicle without knowing exactly what you are looking for, and buying a floor shouldn’t be any different. While your vehicle is only recognizable as yours when someone sees you in it, your flooring is used all day, every day. It’s best to have at least a big picture idea of what you want, even if it is something as simple as deciding you want carpet instead of hardwoods or vinyl plank flooring. If you are in Nashville or the greater Middle Tennessee area, then you have the pleasure of speaking with the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey, men and women who are more than willing to work with you each step of the way. They can help you with everything, from picking out the perfect material to the installation. It is helpful to have a few things figured out before you get here though, which is why we put together this guide to help you ask some questions and decide on some answers before choosing the perfect flooring for you.
Know What Flooring Options You Need
The first and foremost thing you should know and have ready to explain to someone is what your home or office is like. Do you have a lot of people up and about, constantly walking around? Are babies, cats and dogs in the environment on a regular basis? Are there any concerns about large quantities of water or any spill concerns?
Carpet reacts differently that traditional hardwoods, and within carpeting there are many sub-categories to consider. Residential carpet is created and designed with something else in mind than commercial carpet. Knowing what is most important in your life, and what you mostly need your flooring to do, will help out a lot in the long run.
No Question is a Bad Question When it Comes to Your Residential or Commercial Flooring
At the end of the day, you know the needs of your flooring area better than the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey. Use that knowledge to your advantage, and ask anything and everything you can before installation begins. Concerned about the way water affects engineered hardwood because you have a bit of a leaky sink in your kitchen? Ask away, my friend. The professionals here want to share their knowledge with you, but need to know what your questions are in order to help guide you in your decision making. Don't forget to ask about warranties and installation services.
Like any big purchase, doing your research ahead of time is going to pay dividends in the long run. There is a lot to learn about flooring, but even just scratching the surface of the topic is enough to give yourself a leg up on the process and speed everything along. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are going to help you as much as they can, so help them by coming prepared.