What to know be­fore re­plac­ing floor­ing

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Whether you are build­ing a new house or mak­ing up­grades on a cur­rent home, there is a lot to con­sider when it comes to floor­ing. It’s im­por­tant to keep in mind that the choices avail­able have changed in re­cent years.

Here are some things to know. Choose Style

When peo­ple choose floor­ing prod­ucts, they may be rul­ing out a large swath of op­tions be­cause of the as­so­ci­a­tions they have with spe­cific ma­te­ri­als. For ex­am­ple, you may not as­so­ciate vinyl with lux­ury but new prod­ucts on the mar­ket are re­defin­ing vinyl floor­ing, of­fer­ing fash­ion­for­ward high-qual­ity prod­ucts in strik­ing el­e­gant de­signs. En­sure Dura­bil­ity

If you love the look of tra­di­tional hard­wood floors, con­sider all of your op­tions. New vinyl tech­nolo­gies are al­low­ing home­own­ers to get the same el­e­gant style en­gi­neered to with­stand the wear and tear to which wood is sus­cep­ti­ble. For ex­am­ple, Mo­hawk SolidTech, a lux­ury vinyl tile, has a thick, rigid con­struc­tion and planks that look and feel just like real hard­wood, but are de­signed to re­sist scratches, scuffs and in­den­ta­tion, and main­tain sta­bil­ity un­der heat and tem­per­a­ture change. The planks also fit to­gether to cre­ate an im­pen­e­tra­ble lock so that the floors re­main wa­ter­proof and odor-free. Con­sider Main­te­nance

Make sure the floor­ing you opt for is easy to clean and re­quires very lit­tle main­te­nance. If you have pets, you may want to con­sider get­ting ex­tra pro­tec­tion with a spe­cial war­ranty de­signed for pet own­ers, such as Mo­hawk’s All Pet Pro­tec­tion and War­ranty, which cov­ers all pets and all ac­ci­dents. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at Mo­hawkFloor­ing. com.

Be­fore mak­ing floor­ing de­ci­sions, get savvy and weigh all your cur­rent op­tions. Th­ese days, it is pos­si­ble to find floor­ing prod­ucts that com­bine style, dura­bil­ity and low main­te­nance

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