Setting the Stage: Flooring Choices for Your Whole Home Remodel
The floors you choose for your whole home remodel have a dramatic influence on the overall look and feel of your home. But it’s not just about appearances. As one of the most heavily used elements in your home, flooring also requires practical considerations. Here are some questions to answer as you’re exploring your options:
The size of your family, whether or not you have children, and any pets you have are all important factors when choosing your flooring. With young kids, a material that can stand up to spills is essential. With pets, particularly large dogs, you will want to choose a surface that is easy to clean and comfortable for your pet. Consider how often you expect to clean your floor and how long you want it to last. In this modern home for a young family, a gray marmoleum floor mimics the look of concrete while providing a softer surface appropriate for a home with a small child. The strong neutral is easy to maintain and acts as a balancing note to the vibrant medley of colors in this inspiring space.
Safety and Comfort
If you have older adults or young children in your home, some choices are better than others for maximum safety and comfort. Tiles, for instance, can be slippery, so if you’re thinking about tile flooring, you may want to choose an option with some texture. If you love to cook and spend a lot of time standing at the stove, then a wood floor can be the most comfortable choice. A combination of tile and wood, like that shown in this Natural Modern kitchen, is a stylish and practical choice that adds interesting textural detail and character to your space.
Style and Aesthetics
Since flooring is such a strong element of the overall design of your home, choosing a style that will appeal to you in the long run is important. To unify the look of your home, a choice that makes sense with the architecture and visual design themes is crucial. In this Bird Rock home, which was rebuilt from the ground up, Duchateau St. Moritz flooring in a wide plank design with a subtle wash evokes the spirit of the original beach cottage.
Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore the many options available for flooring in your whole home remodel. Professional designers help you find the perfect balance between form and function, giving you flooring that will both feel beautiful and perform beautifully over time.