A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing The Right Flooring

Author: Bert Vis Flooring Inc. | | Categories: Carpet Installation , Flooring Company , Hardwood Flooring


Choosing flooring is far more complicated than just finding the best-looking product. There are many materials to choose from, and each type has a range of options to go along with it. Factors such as moisture, durability, and cost also play a role in influencing your decision. So, how do you determine which flooring is right for you?

With years of experience on our side, we understand flooring like no one else and can recommend the best products to suit your requirements. To make picking the right flooring a less daunting task, Bert Vis Flooring Inc has formulated a Beginner’s Guide to choosing the right flooring. Through this guide, we aim to help you choose the ideal flooring for your rooms by determining the best quality for your needs and style.

Getting Started

Hire a professional: A professional will help you determine the right flooring product for your home that suits your requirements and budget and lasts for years. However, before you finalize one, speak with at least three local professionals so that you get a better understanding of what options you have available to you. As professionals, we know what is the best choice of tiles for the type of floor that you have. We are able to install it correctly. A proper installation will then be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.

Determine your budget: Before acquiring new flooring, you will need to determine a budget. This will be a key factor in what kind of flooring you can get. If you have a low budget, your best option will be to have carpet or luxury vinyl tile or glue down tile flooring throughout your home. For a slightly higher price, you can still get hard surface floors. There are cheaper alternatives to hardwood flooring. Check out vinyl plank or laminate flooring for a wood floor finish at a much lower price. There are plenty of good choices for flooring types on a budget. All you need to do is look.

Next Steps

Decide on your style: On top of finding affordable and durable flooring options, you want something that looks good and fits your own style. The good news is that tile, laminate, carpet, luxury vinyl tile/plank, hardwood, and vinyl sheets come in a wide variety of colours and sizes. Tile is now available in everything from wood-style “planks” to traditional square tile. With LVP/LVT, hardwood, and vinyl sheet flooring, you can choose almost any type of flooring you want, making it easy to match your already installed kitchen cabinets, for instance.

Figure out a time frame: It takes time for new flooring to arrive and for it to be installed. When planning a renovation project, it is always good to overestimate the schedule as there could be unforeseen issues that may arise. It is difficult to determine what might be underneath existing flooring, so removing and hauling away the carpet, linoleum, tile, or hardwood might cause the project to slow down or sometimes even halt altogether. Similarly, installing new hardwood flooring can present unforeseen issues with the subfloor. While it can be frustrating to not know an exact timeline, meet with a flooring specialist to help you get an estimate for what your specific project will entail in terms of the scope of work.

Order enough: Calculating how much material you’ll need for your project might be challenging, but it must be done. The last thing you want to learn halfway through your flooring project is that you didn’t order enough! Measuring correctly is by far the ideal method to avoid wasting time and money when getting a flooring done. 

Whether it is tile, laminate, carpet, luxury vinyl tile/plank, hardwood, and vinyl sheets, remember to add an extra 10% more to account for any mistakes or mishaps. At the same time, make sure your measurements are accurate enough so that you aren’t wasting materials. Also, make sure that your choice of flooring is in stock. If the product is out of stock, you might not be able to get it for months. When coming to the showroom, let the sales associates know as much information as possible about your needs and the scope of your project to help you in the best way possible and get the right product for your home.

Advice From The Pros

Choose something you love: If you have a type of flooring in mind, carry out some research about items of interest through appropriate manufacturers’ websites. Google search a local company’s reviews and of actual projects that they have been completed. Determine what flooring you want and what is the best flooring option for your lifestyle. You can also speak with references of companies and with friends who have been in a similar position to you. It is a great way to gauge a flooring company and the products you have in mind. Once you have sufficient feedback and research, make your choice based on the product you love.

If you are looking for a flooring company in Smithville, Ontario, then reach out to us at Bert Vis Flooring Inc. We carry a wide range of flooring products. Whether you are in the market for hardwood, laminate, area rugs, luxury vinyl plank (LVP), luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl sheet, ceramic tile, backsplash tile, or carpet, we have a wide selection of each with multiple brands. In addition to flooring, we carry quartz countertops by Cambria, Caesarstone, and quality paint by Para Paints. We offer our services to clients across Smithville, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Lincoln, Vineland, Jordan, Dunnville, St. Catharines, Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Welland, Cayuga, Caledonia, Binbrook, Pelham, Beamsville, Thorold, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about flooring, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here