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6 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Floor

Whether you’re completely remodeling your home or just sprucing it up with new flooring, one thing is certain: it’s an investment. Choosing new flooring can be challenging, as you’ll have to know all of the facts before making a purchase. Weighing aesthetics, maintenance, price, and overall durability can quickly become stressful. This is especially true because new floors are a large purchase that you don’t want to regret in five years. 

To help you out, we’ve created a list of important factors to consider when deciding on a type and style of flooring for your home or business:


Flooring options are endless, but some are more expensive than others. Thankfully there are often less expensive options to mimic the aesthetics of the original and more expensive version. Buyers can choose the less expensive version that fits their budget. Don’t forget to account for delivery and installation costs. 

Interior Design

You likely want your new floor to blend well with the style of your home. Many flooring options come in a wide range of colors, styles, and patterns. To achieve this desired look it is best to pick out flooring that’ll complement your cabinetry, countertops, and furniture.


Floor maintenance is inevitable. The question is how much time and effort are you willing to invest to maintain your floor? Before purchasing a new flooring solution, determine what is required for cleaning and upkeep. Consider factors like refinishing, weekly vacuuming or dusting, and steaming into your decision. A brand new real wood floor may be gorgeous, but it will be much less attractive in a few years if you can’t keep up with routine maintenance it requires.


Not every type of flooring is a fit for every room of your home e.g. ground-level and basement spaces are more susceptible to moisture than those upstairs. Also, if the room will serve as an entry area for your home or a play area for pets and kids, look for flooring that can handle wear. When choosing your flooring take location in consideration. 


As a homeowner, you want floors that will last and continue to look good for years to come. Durability is an important factor in your flooring decision because the quality of your floors can influence both the value of your home and how much enjoyment you get out of the space every single day.


If you have family members with allergies, certain flooring such as carpeting is a less attractive option, as it can trap allergens like dust, dirt, pollen, and dog hair to make allergies worse. Instead, it is better to choose hard-surface flooring as these collect fewer dust mites and allergens.

Choosing the right flooring can be a difficult task as there are many factors to consider. Follow the above-mentioned tips to make the most of your investment. McCarren Supply has flooring solutions at a fraction of the cost of big box home improvement stores. Browse our selection online or visit our store for more inventory options.

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