Next time, look down, way down, to what you're walking on. If surfacing material wasn't taken into account before a renovation, that room just won't come together. Sure, you can paint the walls, add a few more decorative elements, maybe even add a new lamp, but nothing will change the final result.
There are no two ways about it: A home renovation starts with surfacing materials. But before you run to your local floor covering companies, or our Woodstock, GA showroom, Cherokee Floor Covering would like you to consider a few key aspects.
First and foremost, think about the room that's about to undergo a renovation, and assess what type of flooring you'll need. Is it a high-traffic area? Do you have kids and pets? Will there be a lot of water or humidity? Are food and liquid spills going to be an issue? No matter the kind of surfacing, it'll obviously need to be durable, but just how durable it needs to be, all comes down to your lifestyle, household, and everyday activities.
Again, you'll surely want a high-grade material, but some options come with different features. While luxury vinyl tile is an attractive, budget-friendly alternative, you may want something that's more appealing to your lifestyle and redesign project. Usually, residents don't want LVT in their bedroom, preferring a warmer, cozier material underfoot. In that case, select a high-quality fiber at the carpet store. The point being, regardless of the location, you should pick only premium materials.
Sure, the right type of surfacing material really pulls a room together, but you also want to consider personal preferences, decor, and style. Balance these three things with a complementary pattern or design, to affect mood and ambiance in a space. Usually, we suggest darker tones for a warmer feel, and lighter colors to promote tranquility. Lastly, if an area is quite small and dark, don't select a color that will further shrink a room. Lighting also plays a huge factor in surfacing selection, so keep that in mind!