How To Select New Flooring Wisely
Alan Fletcher - aka
The Carpet Professor
- 30-Year Flooring Expert and Consumer Advocate
to Choose and Select the Right Flooring Products To Match Your Needs,
Goals, Lifestyle & Budget! Carpet, Vinyl Tile, Ceramic Tile, Wood Floors,
Porcelain Tiles and Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring and Laminate Flooring.
Whether your looking for
wood flooring or
waterproof vinyl flooring for
your new home or New Carpet for just a bedroom or two, selecting suitable new flooring for your home can be a
daunting task! The last thing you want to do is choose the wrong quality
level and have it not last as long as you anticipate or be able to
tolerate your level of foot traffic.
What type of flooring are you interested in?
or Engineered Wood
or Porcelain Tiles
Vinyl Tile or Planks
Wall to Wall Carpet
Start by defining out what your needs and
goals are. For the moment, let's not be too concerned about the cost involved,
we will get to that later, for now let's focus in on what you want to have accomplished when its all said and
new Carpet or Flooring has become so confusing that most homeowners don't know where to
Rather than learning while you
shop, learn a few things before you start shopping
so you can save time, know what questions to ask, make informed decisions and avoid making
choosing the right product for your needs, goals and lifestyle is most
have added a partial list of all the various flooring products I
discuss in more detail. This
is a continuous work in progress and this website will always be growing to keep up
with the ever-changing floor covering industry. Learn more about What
Grade of Carpet Should I Select?
Carpet Dealers carry all types of flooring products so if
you are in the market for new flooring of any type. Visit my Preferred
Dealer Directory to see who I recommend near
after you buy new carpet or flooring there are many smart ways that will help make your
floors maintain their like-new appearance as long as possible. In addition to that
there are other things you might like to know...
Choosing Wall to Wall Carpet
What Grade of Carpet Should I Select?
The key to selecting the right Carpet for your
home is to select a product that is capable of tolerating your own personal Level of
Foot Traffic you have in your home.
color and style should be selected only after you determine the right grade or
quality level to meet your needs, goals and lifestyle.
example, If you want your new carpet to last 20 years or more, then you need
to start by choosing a grade of carpet or flooring that is designed to last
that long, based on your unique level of foot-traffic. Only then you can
consider a style and color in that particular "grade" of material
that is pleasing to you.
Take my free
Carpet Foot-Traffic Test to get a good idea about your level of
foot- traffic in your home, and what grade of carpet you need to purchase to
meet your personal needs, goals and lifestyle.
there are no kids or pets in your home, then you probably have a low
foot-traffic scenario. You don't need to buy a top of the line Carpet or
Flooring product if you only need 10 years of use.
you want save some serious cash, then consider buying a better grade of carpet
or flooring in those areas where it really matters. For example, buy a better
grade of carpet or flooring for your master bedroom but use a lower-grade of
materials in the kids bedrooms.
There are many factors to consider including;
Total Cost for Materials and
Installation Fees & Charges:
Floor Guide: How to choose hardwood flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Engineered Wood
Planks for your home. Learn money-saving secrets and useful information and
advice by a trusted consumer advocate. The Floor Professor. Http://www.floorprofessor.com