Selecting new flooring is one of the best ways to upgrade your home. It's exciting and overwhelming since there are so many choices and so many decisions to be made. Buying a new floor is one of the biggest, if not the most significant, investments you'll make in your home, so you'll want to get it right the first time around. Here are some tips, but, as always, feel free to contact The Floor Doctors, your flooring company in Des Moines, IA.

First, explore your priorities

What are your needs?  Do you have a large family with kids and pets which might require extra durability and stain resistance? What is your home's overall style? Your goals?  What do you like and not like about the present flooring?  What is your budget?

Now think about the room in which it’s to be installed.  Does it have heavy or light foot traffic?  Is it sunny and dark or small and cramped?  How will it be used? Every area has a different priority and challenge; for example, in bedrooms, it's to step on something soft and warm, while stairways are concerned with safety, durability, and easy cleanability.  Choose accordingly.

Don’t get distracted

Take carpet, for example.  When you walk into our flooring store, you'll see thousands of rolls in all colors, styles, constructions, and textures from different mills.  While it might be tempting to reach for the one that visually attracts you, stop and remember your own needs.  Not every rug is the same, just as not every tile is the same, and the right or wrong one can impact your installation.

We’ll help you choose the right flooring.  Our team of experienced craftsmen and designers offers sound advice, creative ideas, and personalized service. For some inspiration and a free quote, visit The Floor Doctors showroom in Des Moines, IA, serving the areas in and around Urbandale, Grimes, Waukee, and Ankeny.