Flooring FAQ's

Answers To Your Common Flooring Questions

Whether you want to upgrade your home space or your business’s surface, we can help you find the right solution for your flooring needs. Our expert’s years of experience, knowledge, and skills combined have provided many Sarasota home and business owners insightful answers to the most common flooring questions.

Read through our frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms, hardwood flooring is a popular choice due to its durability and timeless appeal.

Porcelain and vinyl tile flooring are excellent choices for bathrooms and kitchens because they are water-resistant, easy to clean, and come in various styles.

The kitchen flooring installation cost can vary widely depending on factors like material, labor, and kitchen size. It can range from $2,000 to $5,000 or more on average.

Yes, selecting the right flooring can improve your property’s value. High-quality and well-maintained flooring can make your home more attractive to potential buyers and increase its overall worth.

The choice of the best flooring for a home depends on various factors, including your personal preferences, budget, and the specific needs of each room. Here are some popular flooring options and where they work best:

  • Hardwood Flooring – best for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, known for its timeless beauty and durability, may not be suitable for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and basements.
  • Laminate Flooring – versatile and budget-friendly, suitable for living areas, bedrooms, and occasionally kitchens, not recommended for wet areas due to moisture sensitivity.
  • Vinyl Flooring (Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile) – highly durable and water-resistant, ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, mimics the look of wood or stone at a more affordable price point.
  • Ceramic or Porcelain Tile – excellent for high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens, available in a wide range of styles and colors, can also be used in living areas for a sleek and modern look.
  • Tile or Stone Flooring – offers durability and a unique, natural look, commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways, can be cold underfoot, and may require area rugs for warmth.
  • Engineered Wood Flooring – combines the look of hardwood with enhanced moisture resistance, suitable for various rooms, including kitchens, and offers more flexibility in installation options.

The timeframe for flooring installation can vary depending on factors like the type of flooring, the size of the area, and any necessary preparations. We can provide you with estimates based on your specific project requirements once we assess your property to help you plan accordingly.

The cost of repairing damaged flooring can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the type of flooring. On average, it costs around $1 to $100 per square foot (sq. ft.) for hardwood floors and $10 to $15 for tile flooring.

Tile flooring can last 20+ years, vinyl sheet 10-20 years, vinyl plank and tile 15-20 years, and hardwood anywhere from 25 to 60 years or more, depending on the quality and care.

A good rule of thumb would be every 7-10 years, but you should also consider the floor’s thickness and quality.

Engineered hardwood flooring is better than solid hardwood for areas with moisture exposure and varying climates due to its resistance to warping and versatility. Solid hardwood offers timeless beauty but is more sensitive to moisture.

Investing In Your Home’s Surface Is Investing In Your Future

Investing in the right flooring solution is more than just a home improvement; it’s an enhancement to your daily life. Experience the lasting beauty, comfort, and durability that quality flooring provides. After installation, expect improved safety, reduced maintenance, and a space that truly feels like home, creating a secure and comfortable environment for your family to thrive in.