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 requires thought. With a little planning 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, do not forget performance. The amount and type of expected traffic as well as the area of use 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 style 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. A different floor covering treatment in different rooms or areas of the installation may be preferable.
Unfortunately many buyers and sellers of floor products only look at the product with aesthetics and price in mind. 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 should be chosen for its appearance retention characteristics. This 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, factors such as it resistance to matting and crushing are important considerations. There is a popular saying in the carpet industry, “Carpet doesn’t wear out it uglys out.”
Selecting the correct flooring style you must understand the environment or individual rooms in which they 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. Some sales people are well trained in flooring product knowledge and others are just salesmen.
It is common for many consumers to select floor covering styles on emotion. The flooring is fashionable, makes them feel good. They believe it to be at a price that will work within the budget. Besides, they saw it advertised and it looked like it never gets dirty and has a ten year warranty. Remove the emotion from your purchase. Emotion often leads to disappointment in the selection.