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Denver Natural Stone: Five Flooring Answers You Need Before Installation

February 12, 2020

The surface material selected for your home not only needs to be in line with the other interior design components but also able to withstand its expected amount of use. Entrance ways, hallways and a few other areas will always be subject to more foot traffic than bedrooms and the flooring options should be reflected appropriately.

With a wide variety of different flooring types available to homeowners, selecting the exact type specific for your needs can be a difficult task. Whether you are in the process of building a new home, completing a remodeling project, or just wish to upgrade a certain area of your current floor plan, consider the following questions before proceeding with the installation process.

How much traffic will the area receive?
Repeated foot traffic can cause wear marks to show on carpet after a while. Even hardwoods may become scuffed or show a little discoloration after repeated use so understanding the utilization of each space is important when considering the different styles of flooring available.

Is water exposure a possibility?
Understanding what to do about a water damaged hardwood floor can be helpful in the event there ever is any type of leak or exposure but preparing before a disaster is even better. Knowing which areas of your home may be subject to leaks or humidity (i.e. bathrooms and kitchens) and selecting a resistant surface is a beneficial first-step in this process. 

Do you have pets?
Similar to understanding human traffic patterns - knowing pets will scratch, claw, and chew different flooring options can make selecting an appropriate material important. In addition, ease of cleaning up messes and/or hair should be considered.  

What is the budget?
Different materials are going to be available at varying price points. Consider your budget and then see what options you have available.

Are you painting?
Essentially a matter of personal preference, some homeowners elect to paint prior to replacing floors while others change surfaces before administering a new coat of paint. Depending on the type of flooring selected, one option may be more beneficial than the other.

If you’re ready to upgrade existing materials or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move your flooring project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.