6 Things To Consider When Buying New Flooring

When you're shopping for carpet, the fiber from which it's made will be your most important consideration. Think about fiber in relation to other aspects of the carpet you're considering. Some fibers are best with low-loop or low-pile carpets. Some fibers can be solution dyed-- the color is mixed in when the fiber is being made. A low-grade, poorly made carpet may not be a value, no matter what the fiber. When you're shopping for carpet, the fiber from which it's made will be your most important consideration. Remember that no fiber is right for all situations. Traffic: Is the carpet for a bedroom, where there will be minimal wear and tear? Or a family room, where there will be more? Or a hallway or stairway, which receives the most? Budget: Prices vary quite widely. You should look for the best value that you can afford. Moisture: Carpet for a bathroom, pool, basement or kitchen area may be exposed to dampness. Some fibers tolerate it, some don't. Lifetime: Do you want the carpet to last for decades? Or are you planning to replace it in a few years? Pets and children: Are there likely to be spills and accidents? Kids playing on the floor? You should consider these things before choosing a fiber. Think about fiber in relation to other aspects of the carpet you're considering. Some fibers are best with low-loop or low-pile carpets. Some require greater density or more yarn twist. Dying method is another consideration. Some fibers can be solution dyed-- the color is mixed in when the fiber is being made. With stock dying, the fiber is dyed later and the color does not penetrate. Think of the difference between a radish and a carrot; the carrot, like solution-dyed fiber, is the same color throughout. Stock dying leaves the color on the surface, as it is with the radish, red on the white and outside on the inside. Solution dying usually results in a smaller range of colors available, but greater resistance to fading. Remember that not all fibers of a particular type are identical. There are different grades and qualities of every type of fiber. A low-grade, poorly made carpet may not be a value, no matter what the fiber. tips
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6 Things To Consider When Buying New Flooring

With your personal taste and design goals in mind, our experienced South Carolina sales and installation team is passionate about bringing your home or business to life with new flooring. With a myriad of options to choose from, we are proud to offer commercial and residential carpet, a variety of hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl floors, and hardwood restoration at the best value. Floor Boys is happy to serve the greater Lexington, Columbia, and Midlands areas of South Carolina to help with important considerations before choosing your next floor.

What to Consider When Selecting Your New Flooring

We help with all Types of flooring:

Hardwood floors
Carpet
Tile and stone flooring
Laminate and Vinyl flooring
Custom made area rugs
Commercial flooring
Acoustics
Do you have kids or live in a multi-story home or business? A high pile carpet is a practical way to dampen traveling noise. If your heart is set on hardwood, no problem, we can install your flooring using thick padding.

Allergens
If anyone living in your home, including pets, has allergies, hardwood, vinyl, or tile floors may be an ideal way to add function and style to your home. We can assist with the installation of area carpets and how to effectively off-gas carpets ahead of installation.

What’s going to age well?
Choosing flooring such as certain hardwoods and tiles that are easy to clean and will stand up to high traffic should be considered. Carpets are ideal for living rooms and bedrooms- some even come pretreated with stain guard.

What’s easy to repair?
Hardwoods, certain tiles, and laminates may be an ideal option if your space is highly trafficked for their ease of repair. When carpeting is damaged, the entire carpet may need to be replaced.

Are you living with the right floor?
Sometimes slight adjustments can be made to improve your current flooring. Perhaps your beautiful carpet simply needs improved padding beneath, or your hardwoods may simply need restoration to bring them up to date. When new flooring is desired, our experts can help choose what is ideal for your space.

Are you selling your home?
New floors can add to resale value of your home without being too hard on your wallet. Certain tiles and low pile carpets can help a space look larger and give it a fresh face that will appeal to potential buyers.

How will the new floor look next to old flooring?

When you have different wood ​flooring adjoin​ing rooms it’s important to make sure you pick flooring that matches and flows through the home.

We strive to provide the most personalized flooring options to our valued clients. Are you living in the greater Lexington, Midlands and Columbia areas of South Carolina? If you answered yes, Floor Boys can help with all of your flooring considerations.

Brian Peed
Brian Peed
Brian Peed Owner Floor Boys From selling all types of products for some of the largest flooring retailers, to owning and operating one of the highest quality flooring installation companies in the midlands, you could say he’s learned all about flooring from the floor up.

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