Have you noticed that the normal wear and tear on your floors is more obvious in some places than in others? Fun fact: all the spaces in our homes aren’t used equally. Some areas need to hold up to a lot more foot traffic. Making strategic choices when installing new floors can keep your whole home looking newer longer.
Identify Your High Traffic Areas
There are a few key areas in your house that definitely see more foot action than others. While some spaces may seem more obvious on the on-set, some may be less easy to spot.
Entryways are always high traffic. Most of us tend to come and go through one exterior door more than any other. However, even your least used entry is still more exposed to outside elements than any other area in your home. Bathrooms are high traffic both because of frequency of use and exposure to moisture. Hallways are like the highways of houses, so we expect there to be more wear and tear there as well.
Other high traffic areas depend on your day-to-day life. If you have a playroom or a game room, it’s probably seeing a little more use than your average floor. For some families the kitchen is a place for everyone to congregate at least once a day every day.
Ways to Avoid a Worn Look
If you’re in the process of selecting new flooring, you could consider a highly durable material for your high traffic areas. If you want a consistent look throughout your home, we can help you choose flooring that will hold up to your lifestyle.
Using tile or natural stone in entryways, bathrooms, and your kitchen can allow for a bridge between style and durability. If you want to be more budget conscious for a game room or entertainment area, luxury vinyl or carpeting is a good option to consider.
If you want to minimize wear and tear to your current flooring, area rugs are great options to add both style as well as protection for your new floors. Adding a runner to your hallway or in the kitchen can make a big impact in more ways than one. Indoor and outdoor rugs placed at all entries can cut down on any damage as well as provides a reduction in what can get tracked in.
Our team of experts here at Flohr are ready to answer any questions you have about durability, style and – of course – how to achieve that wow factor in your home. Give us a call today.