Any New Year presents many opportunities and challenges. Renovating your home in 2020 with new flooring is certainly an opportunity, but not without its challenges. Avoiding common renovation mistakes will help to set the right expectations for the entire process and will result in choosing new flooring appropriate for each room that is durable and attractive. We at New York Carpets & Flooring want you to know what the most common mistakes are so you can avoid them and have the best flooring renovation experience with the best choices in flooring material to enhance the look of your home.
Mistake No. 1: Setting an Unrealistic Renovation Deadline
New York Carpets & Flooring strives to meet and exceed your flooring renovation goals. At the same time though, we trust that our customers aren’t setting unrealistic deadlines based on the scope of the project or other factors. When setting a timeline for your project, some things to consider are the possible removal and storage of furniture, the number of rooms to renovate, whether anyone in your household needs to be displaced while the renovation is occurring, availability of flooring materials, any requirements for unique designs or customization, for example, creating unique patterns with hardwood planks.
As with any renovation project, unexpected issues may arise, and may not have anything to do with the flooring renovation itself but with other aspects of the renovation, the arrival and installation of new cabinetry, building and inspection permits or other unforeseen issues. So, the basic rule of thumb is to give yourself and us a reasonable amount of time for the flooring renovation to be completed. That helps avoid needless stress and frustration.
Mistake No. 2: Choosing the Wrong Flooring Material
Not all flooring materials are suitable for every room in a home. Typically, carpet or hardwood flooring, or porous stone in rooms that often experience spills and moisture isn’t a smart choice, especially when so many newer more durable and waterproof vinyl flooring options are available with the attractive look and texture of hardwood, stone or tile. Some flooring types are better for the abuse that children and pets can dish out. For warmth, coziness, and comfort, carpet is still king and most appropriate for those rooms in the home where peace and quiet is a necessity like bedrooms and dens. But choosing the right type of carpeting can still be a challenge because durability, maintenance, and texture are key in making a long-lasting return on your investment.
A New York Carpets & Flooring representative can help you narrow down your best flooring options based on your lifestyle or your particular needs. They’ll be able to show you what flooring will work best in each room and meet the demands of your family.
Mistake No. 3: Purchasing Cheap Flooring
Renovations can be expensive and have a tendency to go over budget. You can always cut corners here and there and make several compromises with materials, décor, whether to knock down a wall or two, or refrain from installing certain upgrades throughout the home. But you should avoid selecting flooring that is cheap and less durable. Saving money as a short-term decision may actually cost you more a few years later when the flooring needs to be replaced because it couldn’t stand up from the wear and tear it endured. Spending a bit more for a higher quality, more durable flooring material might even seem extravagant now but it will be well worth it in the long run because it will save you from purchasing new flooring again and tearing up and disrupting your life unnecessarily.
Mistake No. 4: Cutting Corners on Installation Costs
It really doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend good money on high-quality flooring materials only to have them installed by an unqualified handyman or part-time do-it-yourselfer. Chances are you may see flaws and other mistakes that need to be corrected and these corrections may cost more money – whether they are lumps or noticeable seams in the carpet, tiles poorly laid out or cut, or hardwood trimmed improperly. If you want professional looking results it’s always best to let professional installers tackle your flooring renovation project. New York Carpets & Flooring’s installers are the best and most considerate in the business for any type of flooring project — carpet, tile, hardwood, vinyl or laminate.
Mistake No. 5: Not Adequately Prepping for the Installation
There are many things you can do to help streamline the flooring renovation process before, during and after the installation. At a high level, this entails removing breakable items, detaching wiring from electronic equipment like TVs and other home entertainment components, making sure pets and young children are kept away from the installation area, and much more.
We cover all of this in detail in our blog: Considering new flooring? Install prep is key.
Visit Our Showroom in Anaheim
If you need help choosing the most appropriate flooring for your renovation project, let us help you. Stop by our beautiful showroom in Anaheim and a flooring specialist will be happy to help you find just the right flooring for any room in your home. We hope to see you soon.
1225 South State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806