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How To Choose Flooring For A Home Renovation Or Remodel

At OAK & STONE FLOORS, we relish the opportunity to remodel and renovate kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms and more; with wall tile, tile or slab countertops and floor coverings of quality choice. Whether you want to try to DIY or relinquish the demo hammer to someone else, below we offer some helpful tips to guide you along the way. If you know you won’t attempt your own renovation, give us a call at, 971.271.7274, and we will be glad to come look at your project and give you a free estimate.

The flooring selections for a home renovation or remodel are big decisions. Thoughts of how you will use the room when choosing the best flooring for your home renovation are important to consider. At OAK & STONE FLOORS you have a local flooring store with experienced, floor covering experts in the sales and installation of residential flooring to help you in your home renovation flooring decisions.

A home renovation or remodel brings flooring front and center within your home’s décor. It plays a dual role in your home. Floor coverings are part functional and part decorative. Choosing the best flooring for your home renovation project can be like a walk in the weeds or like a walk in the park. At OAK & STONE FLOORS we aim to lead you on a walk in the park, matching your preferences with your budget to get you the best flooring for your needs.

Floor covering samples are available to take home to help you judge how flooring options might look in your home’s environment while you look at their color, texture and design. Any floor covering choice for your renovated space deserves to be chosen with care, whether you are remodeling a bathroom, renovating a kitchen or doing a complete family room makeover. As you embark on your choices, think about the different factors at work in your renovated room and opt for a flooring type that offers the most durability you can get while staying within your budget; and most of all, while enjoying your journey to beautiful flooring.

Best Flooring For A Kitchen Renovation Or Remodel

Spills and kitchens go together, so kitchen flooring should be suited to the splatters and spills of the stain-inducing ingredients found in the foods we prepare. Solid hardwoods can be a good choice in kitchens. We recommend conferring with a flooring expert at OAK & STONE FLOORS if you are considering hardwood flooring for your kitchen remodel. They can guide you to the hardwood floor that is build to stand up to the harsh activity kitchen floors endure. They can assist you in choosing kitchen flooring with the moisture compatibility, stain resistance and durability that kitchens call for.

Laminate is one of the least expensive options for a kitchen renovation that can provide moisture compatibility, stain resistance and durability. Durability can vary and may depend upon the installation. Laminate edges and seams can present future problems. Manufacturer recommended quality glue should be used when laying laminate to ensure proper attachment. Luxury vinyl can be a step up and it is available in plank (LVP), for a wood flooring look, and tile (LVT), for a tile flooring look. Both can be great options for kitchen flooring.

Ceramic and porcelain tile are popular choices for a kitchen renovation. When installed properly, the need for moisture compatibility, stain resistance and durability all get their boxes checked with tile flooring. Kitchen tile flooring offers a wide variety of tile sizes and shapes; typically ranging from 4″x4″ tile to any number of larger sizes that will fit the style and proportions of your kitchen space. Square, round, rectangular, hexagon and octagon, as well as custom shapes with adjacent tiles joining along curved or irregular edges, are among the many shapes you will have to choose from. With natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, quartzite, slate, granite, marble and more, you can find a tile to fit your kitchen décor.

A kitchen floor can feel cold beneath bare feet. If cold feet and cooking an early morning breakfast don’t sound to you like they go together, you can consider installing radiant floor heating beneath the tile. If you opt for tile flooring for your kitchen renovation, keep in mind that tile floors require solid and level subflooring. The importance of a quality installation contractor or DYI knowledge and experience are important for proper installation to give you a tile floor that will last without the cracking or dislodging of individual tiles that can occur with improper installation. We should note, improper installation is not always the cause of cracked or dislodged tiles.

Kitchen tile floors are low maintenance and can be extremely durable, lasting for decades and generations. For a kitchen floor that is impervious to moisture, staining and puddles; generational-spanning durability is what you want and tile can deliver.

Best Flooring For A Bathroom Renovation Or Remodel

Moisture and bathrooms go together, so the bathroom flooring you choose should be suitable for moisture, spills, drips, overflows and more. Solid hardwood can be a poor choice for bathrooms; however, some quality manufactured exotic hardwoods can offer some possibilities for your bathroom. A smart homeowner will choose bathroom flooring with both moisture compatibility and durability.

Laminate is one of the least expensive options for a bathroom renovation that can provide moisture compatibility and sufficient durability. Durability can vary and may depend upon the installation. Laminate edges and seams can present future problems, so be selective about who installs your bathroom laminate flooring. Manufacturer recommended quality glue should be used when laying laminate to ensure proper attachment.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are among the most popular flooring options for a bathroom renovation. When installed properly, moisture compatibility and durability are not a worry. With tile flooring you have, at your disposal, a wide variety of tile sizes and shapes; ranging from 1″x1″ porcelain mosaic tile to any larger size that will fit your bathroom space stylistically and proportionally. You can go with square, round, rectangular, hexagon and octagon as well as many variations in custom shapes with adjacent tiles joining along curved or irregular edges. With natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, quartzite, slate, granite and more, you can find a tile to fit your bathroom décor.

A bathroom floor can feel cold beneath bare feet. If cold feet in the bathroom doesn’t sound appealing, you can consider installing radiant floor heating beneath the tile. If you opt for tile flooring for your bathroom renovation, keep in mind that tile floors require solid and level subflooring. The importance of a quality installation contractor or DYI knowledge and experience are important for proper installation to give you a tile floor that will last without the cracking or dislodging of individual tiles that can occur with improper installation. We should note, improper installation is not always the cause of cracked or dislodged tiles.

Some bathroom tile styles will carry the tiles up the wall or around showers in either uniform tile sizes or in smaller, complementary tile sizes. Bathroom tile floors are low maintenance and can be extremely durable, lasting decades or generations. For a bathroom floor that is impervious to moisture and puddles, generational-spanning durability is what you want and tile can deliver.

Best Flooring For A Family Room Renovation Or Remodel

Family rooms are the place for relaxation, comfort, coziness and style. Did we leave anything out? Well, maybe. Competition! What kid goes through life without a wrestling match or two with Dad, sister or brother, on the family room floor? For your family room renovation you will want a floor covering that delivers all of that; relaxation, comfort and coziness while withstanding the impact of the occasional family competition and all the while reflecting your tastes in décor.

For some, solid hardwood flooring meets all of the above while providing durability with a highly attractive presence. Hardwood flooring comes in a wide range of styles and looks. From the distinct looks of exotic hardwoods to the more traditional looks of maple, walnut or oak, homeowners can find a hardwood flooring that is perfect for their family room.

If the price of solid hardwood is a bit rich for your renovation budget, consider engineered wood flooring. It is almost identical to hardwood flooring in appearance and it is designed to withstand temperature changes with ease and deliver years of durability at a price that is easier on your bank account. The styles are as limitless as hardwood and it can be sanded down and refinished once, and in many cases, twice.

Carpet flooring has been the family room staple, an American tradition, for a long time. Today’s carpet technologies allow for a wide variety of choices in both carpet types and carpet fibers. Plush carpet, cut-pile, loop-pile and cut & loop pile are some of the carpet types that are in play (remember that family room wrestling match) for your family room; along with the carpet fiber options of acrylic carpet, nylon, olefin (polypropylene), polyester and wool. A quality berber carpet can provide years of life in your family room. If you are health conscious or are looking for eco-friendly flooring, OAK & STONE FLOORS can lead you to the carpet options suitable for your family room that are made of natural fibers with low VOCs. Sisal, sea grass, coir or wool carpet may be want you want there.