When selecting floor covering styles, you need to consider the “aesthetics” as well as the technical areas of the flooring product. Selecting the correct floor covering styles for your installation needs to be done with a lot of thought and a little planning so that you will experience the satisfying performance and enjoyment that you deserve. Selecting carpet or any other flooring for beauty or style alone will often lead to disappointment.
Floor Covering Styles: Selecting Floor Covering Styles for the Aesthetics
When shopping for floor covering styles the amount and type of traffic that it experience as well as the area you hope to use it should come before aesthetics. By wisely sleeting your flooring you will be able to experience both the look you wish to achieve and performance.
As you may have experienced with a previous purchase, a floor covering styles that may be absolutely perfect for one residence or even a single room may be a disaster in another. With this in mind you should carefully decide whether you want the same product and color throughout or a different floor covering treatment in different rooms or areas of the installation.
Unfortunately many buyers and sellers of floor products only look at the product with two elements in mind aesthetics and price. Aesthetics includes such things as color, style, pattern, texture, luster, and feel. Price is often based upon how cheaply can we buy it? Aesthetics and price while being two of the more important elements are but part of the selection process. In addition to aesthetics a properly selected product will be chosen for its appearance retention characteristics, which includes its ability to withstand wear and its soil-hiding ability. With a hard floor you will look at addition characteristics such as its resistance to moisture, scratches and gouges. With a carpet you are interested in additional factors such as it resistance to matting and crushing. There is a popular saying in the carpet industry, “Carpet doesn’t wear out it uglys out.”
To get the correct flooring style you must understand the environment or individual rooms in which the are to be installed, the look you would like to achieve, how much you are willing to spend, the care it will receive and how long you expect it to last. Not all floor covering products, floor covering styles, or carpet fibers and constructions have the same performance characteristics. You should learn the characteristics of differing flooring products when making your selections for the various rooms in your home. Don’t rely on the salesperson alone, for some they are well trained in sales while not well trained in floor covering.
It is common for many consumers to select floor covering styles on emotion because it is fashionable, makes them feel good and they believe it to be at a price that will work within the budget. “And besides, they saw it advertised on television and it looked like it never got dirty and it also has a ten year warranty.” Learn to remove the emotion from your purchase. Emotion often leads to disappointment in the selection.