Tips for Picking the Perfect Floor

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The fact that flooring gets more use than just about all the furniture, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and other equipment in your home should put into perspective just how important flooring is. As you search for the perfect flooring materials for your home, consider the following factors so that you can make informed and confident flooring decisions for every room.

Household Circumstances

What is the current makeup of your family? How do you anticipate that makeup changing in ten years’ time? Generally speaking, children and pets are harder on flooring materials than are well-mannered adults. If you have young children and pets at home or anticipate that children or pets will make an appearance in your life soon, focus on cheap, stain-resistant materials like linoleum or vinyl flooring.

Relative Moisture Exposure

When selecting flooring materials for rooms with high relative humidity or in which the floors will be splashed with water, resistance to water damage should be a priority. Ceramic tiles and non-porous natural stone flooring are ideal options for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and elsewhere that moisture exposure is a concern.

Ease of Maintenance

Another factor to consider before selecting flooring materials for your home is the maintenance that will be required to keep it clean and looking good. Rental tools and equipment that can help you clean carpet and tile floors efficiently are available, but it is still wise to opt for flooring materials with recommended cleaning and maintenance requirements that you think you can handle.

Once you decide on flooring materials for the various rooms in your home, adopt a floor cleaning and maintenance schedule to maximize the life of your home’s floors. To rent tile removers, linoleum rollers, and other equipment that can help you with your DIY flooring project or the upkeep of your brand new flooring, call A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals in San Jose at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six South Bay locations at your convenience.