Buying new flooring has obvious aesthetic benefits. Old flooring that looks scuffed and worn can be replaced with brand new carpeting, vinyl, hardwood options or tile. Outdated styles can be updated with attractive, contemporary models and designs.
However, there are many more benefits to having new flooring installed in your Bozeman that you might not have thought of. Here are four additional flooring benefits to consider when selecting new floors from the experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
New flooring can offer a barrier between your home and the elements. Whether it’s new carpet with an insulating pad or vinyl with an insulating layer, modern flooring includes qualities that can help to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
2. Water Resistance
Some new flooring also has water-resistant properties that can protect your home. The protective effect of certain flooring types can keep your home’s foundation and structure safe from moisture and rot. The flooring itself is also more resilient in rooms prone to moisture and splashing, such as the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room or basement.
The best flooring types for waterproofing benefits are vinyl, tile and some wood laminate types. Real wood flooring is not advisable in rooms prone to moisture, as it can open to door to warping and rot.
New flooring can also offer soundproofing benefits when chosen correctly. If noise, echoing or sound traveling is a problem in your home, the right new flooring can help to buffer and absorb sound so that the home is quieter and more enjoyable to live in. Carpet, especially with a substantial carpet pad, is the best choice for soundproofing benefits from flooring. Vinyl can offer some sound absorption as well. If soundproofing is a priority, avoid hard and reflective surfaces such as tile, hardwood or hard laminates.
4. Added Warmth and Comfort
Another added feature of new flooring could be its feel beneath your feet as you walk on it. Some flooring, such as carpet and hardwood, provide natural warmth. Other surfaces, like tile, can be very cool in the winter months. Consider a radiant heating system beneath cold, hard flooring to provided added warmth and comfort.
New flooring has an abundance of practical benefits in addition to updated style. In addition to the look of the new floor, consider your priorities for warmth, comfort and noise control. Our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman can help you find the perfect flooring to meet all your needs. Contact us for a free in-home consultation today.
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