Residential Flooring Buying Guide

Choosing the best material for your residential flooring Dallas requires you to consider many factors, such as cost, durability, the longevity of the floors, and the installation process involved. A significant flooring industry with concrete is booming, and you may be considering concrete floors and planning to resurface your homes with them. 

But first, let us review essential things that guide you when buying home flooring materials. 

  1. Style cost 
  2. Cost 
  3. Contractors 
  4. Maintenance
Hardwood flooring in a modern residential space

Why is Concrete Flooring Industry Booming?

The demand for appealing, cost-effective, and long-lasting quality floors is a significant element that drives the decorative concrete market’s future growth. Contracting companies forecast that by 2025, the polished concrete segment will be the fastest-growing in terms of value and volume. 

The value of the material is just one of your top considerations. It is best that you talk to local contractors of various floor products; your duty is to compare and contrast.

With those facts in mind, here are the things you need to consider when buying home flooring.

1- What are the Different Residential Flooring Styles?

The first point in today’s guide would ask you what definite style you are looking for. Most properties would have concrete floors; next in line would be wooden floors and tiles. And modern houses would play with a variety for extra flair and a custom feel. 

But if this is your first time deciding, here are your stepping stones to choosing. Here are four of the standard floors at home.

  • Stain
  • Vinyl
  • Carpet
  • Polished Concrete

The next thing you can do is check out our previous blogs defining the different types of floors.

Modern living space with polished concrete flooring and carpet

2- Cost Comparisons 

After you have decided on the style, the next thing you would probably check into is its cost. Here is a rough estimate of the flooring choices you have today:

Polished Concrete Cost

From $3 to $10 per square foot, The price depends on the level of polishing that the floor needs. You need to check how old or how damaged the concrete floor is.

Carpet Floor Cost

Carpet costs on average $2.50 per square foot, with prices ranging from $0.65 to $12 per square foot, or roughly $10 per square yard.

Vinyl Floor Cost

Vinyl is one of the most cost-effective options, with vinyl sheet flooring costing $1 to $2 per square foot and vinyl planks costing $2 to $3 per square foot. Vinyl floor installation costs an additional $1 to $2 per square foot, a reasonable price for flooring labor.

Stained Concrete Floor Cost

The price of colored concrete varies substantially. Most decorative concrete companies charge between $2 and $4 per square foot for a basic application that includes a single stain color, sealer, and minimal surface preparation. The cost of stained concrete Dallas will rise in direct proportion to the job’s complexity.

3- Residential Flooring Installers and Contractors 

There are many reasons to choose concrete flooring for your home. Concrete is durable, easy to maintain, and can provide a unique look than other flooring materials cannot match. If you are looking for a contractor to install concrete flooring in your home, choose a company with experience and a good reputation. A good contractor will be able to help you choose the most suitable concrete for your needs and budget and will also be able to provide a warranty on their work.

4- Maintenance Required for Floors at Home

Residential floors need regular sweeping, polishing, and dusting off. With that maintenance task in mind, you must choose the one that best fits your household lifestyle. For instance, a carpet might be the best for you, but make sure you have a vacuum cleaner to keep the rug clean and fresh, or, if you choose decorative stamping for your Dallas concrete patio, make sure you have extra time each day to sweep the flooring and avoid stains on the stamp’s pits.

Polished concrete might be the one to buy since it’s easier to clean and maintain without using complex cleaning devices.

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