Top Ten Flooring Mistakes to Avoid – Part 2 of 3

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Expert: Elisabeth Stubbs, Co-owner
Enhance Floors & More
Address: 1847 Roswell Road, Marietta , GA 30062 US

Buying new flooring can be a perilous journey—this guide can help you avoid shopping pitfalls
Pay Attention to Quality
Putting in new floors is an expensive project. It takes lots of planning and saving to make sure you are getting the best possible product that will last for a long time. You don’t want to end up choosing a product that you’re going to have to replace in a short amount of time because of its poor quality. Ultimately, it will cost you more money than you’ll save when you go with inexpensive flooring.
Don’t Skimp on Installation
You can buy the best-quality flooring product on the market but, if it’s installed incorrectly, there will be problems and it will not last as long as it should. It is important to do research on installation. You are paying a lot of money to put in new floors, so you want them to be installed correctly! When choosing an installer, make sure they are familiar with the product being installed and have experience dealing with that product. You want your investment to last for years, so don’t cheat yourself by cutting corners with installation. The very best installers usually do not install a wide variety of products; most specialize in certain areas in order to be true craftsmen.
Don’t Choose Based on a Small Sample
Deciding on the right color and shade of your new floor is very important. You want it to complement your home and create a visually pleasing setting. It is very difficult to get an accurate idea of what a color will look like based on a two-inch sample. Whenever possible, ask to see a larger piece of the carpet, wood or tile to really see how the color will work in your house.
Account for Carpet Seams
A carpet seam is created when two pieces of carpet are laid together. The type of carpet plays a large role in how difficult it is to hide its seams—a Berber style is the hardest to hide and shag is the easiest. With patterned carpets, careful planning should go into hiding seams because you want the patterns to match each other. Some types of carpet (and vinyl) require that more carpet be purchased in order to provide the most aesthetically pleasing results, which will add to the cost of the project. It’s up to you to choose a company or an installer who is experienced and knows how to install different types of carpets to make the seams less visible.
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