Defining your budget
How do I know what I need, and how much I need
How to plan your flooring project
Whether you are looking to add flooring to a newly built space or are looking to upgrade the floors during a renovation project, you need the best price estimate, so you can create a reasonable budget that meets your lifestyle.
Creating A Flooring Budget
The Floor Store knows that the world of flooring is a huge industry with near limitless choices and starting a new flooring project can be a daunting task. We understand. It’s easy to get lost in the mire of different brands, styles, materials, constructions and looks.
Having too much variety can be just as bad as having not enough. Thankfully, The Floor Store is here to help. We’ve been helping customers with design consultation and answering the tough questions for nearly 35 years of experience. With our help, you’ll have all of the answers to your flooring questions, options and budget considerations!
At The Floor Store, we’re not just flooring installation experts; all of our staff members are intimately familiar with the process of planning a project. Everyone at The Floor Store is here to help you set up a project that is sure to end with the flooring of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for Carpet, Hardwood Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Waterproof Flooring or Area Rugs, The Floor Store has exactly what you’re looking for at competitive prices.
If you’re considering a new flooring option for your home, there’s plenty of planning to do before the renovation begins, which is why we’ve gathered a few tips for getting yourself organized before your project. Read on to find out what you need to do in advance in order to make sure your flooring installation goes as smoothly as possible.
Nail Down Your Budget
It may seem obvious, but many homeowners fail to set their budget before they begin putting their project together. If you’re thinking about installing new flooring, make sure you know exactly how much you’ll be able to spend, as it is sure to inform what type of flooring option you choose. If you figure out your budget in advance, a flooring professional will have a much easier time helping you make choices in determining the scope and style of your project. Furthermore, with a determined budget in mind, setting up a schedule will be a breeze.
Selecting A Flooring Option Right For Your Budget
Most of your flooring project’s budget will rest on the type of flooring you select, so product choice is definitely a major piece of the planning stage. Consider the space that you’ll need to cover, as well as what flooring option will work for your home.
In recent years, there are a number of affordable products that mimic some of the more expensive flooring options such as Hardwood Floors on the market, which should help you work within that budget you spent. If you love the look of hardwood flooring, but don’t quite have the budget to make it work, look into laminate flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Similarly, if you’re interested in the look of natural stone flooring but need to keep spending down, look into great products like Luxury Vinyl Tile.
Set Your Plan, and Stick To It
Now that you’ve determined your budget and flooring option, it’s time to cement your plan with an installation professional. Whether you’ve had one of our interior design consultants help you in selecting a flooring option, or you’ve done the research on your own, you’ll want to nail down the final schedule for your project.
Making changes in the middle of a renovation always causes added costs and headaches, so all of your prep work is sure to pay off down the line when you finally have the flooring solution of your dreams. If you’re able to craft a thorough project plan, the rest of your remodel will go as smoothly as possible.
Prepare For The Unexpected
Last but not last, be prepared for the unexpected. From the beginning you’ll likely want to purchase slight overage, typically 10%, with your flooring option in case any of the product becomes damaged or is difficult to work with. Also, there’s always the possibility that when you pull up your previous flooring option you may find issues with the sub flooring you didn’t know about beforehand. Even with the best-laid plans, unexpected turns can occur, so plan in advance for potential roadblocks.
We are committed to not only providing our customers in the San Francisco Bay Area with the finest flooring from the top brands but also the resources and know-how to make sure their installation goes smoothly. Our hope is you and your family enjoy your new flooring for years to come!