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One of the quickest ways to refresh a room and get a whole new look is to install new flooring. Replacing carpet, installing hardwood, or laying designer tiles can completely change the look of any space and give it new life.

When it comes to flooring, there are tons of choices. Go to any home improvement store, and you’ll see a wide array (and price range) of flooring options. It can be hard to know how a new flooring choice will look in your home or office. But when you choose After Five Floors, their representative will come to you. They’ll bring plenty of samples so you can see how the flooring of your choice will actually look. After Five Floors is a proud member of the TrustDALE Circle of Excellence, and Dale has done the hard investigative work for you. If you need new floors, After Five Floors is the one to call.

The Best Flooring For Your Space

The first thing you need to consider is how your flooring will be used. Any aesthetic choice you make will only make sense if the flooring material works in its environment.

Moisture-Resistant Flooring

One environment that needs special consideration is any space that will be humid or moist. Bathrooms are the most obvious room for moisture-resistant flooring. But you might consider other places, too. Laundry rooms, utility rooms, and kitchens are all subject to splashes and spills. A mudroom or entryway might also see a lot of mud and water. Before you choose flooring for these areas, make sure that your flooring choice can stand up to everything you plan to throw at it.

Concrete can stand up to serious moisture and spills. While most people think of concrete as an industrial material, not suited for anything but a basement or garage, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Stamped concrete is a method that uses color and texture to create concrete floors that mimic almost any other material. Stamped concrete floors can look like stone, tile, or even hardwood. So don’t rule it out as an excellent choice for wet areas.

Vinyl, porcelain, and ceramic tiles are also great for areas that will see some water. But if you really want that tradition wood look, there are still some options. Some types of laminate or vinyl flooring can very closely mimic traditional hardwood. If an area will only see some moisture, but will not be wet all the time, you may even add some hardwoods to your options. Talk to a flooring expert from After Five Floors to learn about the best floors for your moist or humid spaces.

High-Traffic Areas

If you are installing flooring in a high-traffic area, you might want to consider commercial flooring. This is especially true for semi-public spaces, like offices or retail establishments. Many offices use wall-to-wall carpeting, but that isn’t your only choice. Retail spaces often go for simple concrete floors. But just like offices, you can think out of the box and still get durability. Hardwood can be extremely durable and can give an office or retail space a unique look. Stone, stone-look, or tile flooring can also take a beating.

Of course, if you want to stick with wall-to-wall carpeting for your office, After Five Flooring can bring real samples right into your office. They’ll guide you to choosing the best-looking and best-functioning carpet for your space.

Flooring Colors

The color of flooring you choose can have a significant effect on how a space feels. Generally, dark flooring can make a room feel smaller and more intimate, while light-colored flooring can open up a space.

If you have a large open area in your home, like an open floor plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, you might opt for dark wood floors. They can make your space feel warmer and tie the large open space together.

For a small room, like a cramped kitchen or small dining room, light floors can offset the small space. Light carpet in bedrooms can make them feel more airy and open, even if they aren’t that large.

Flooring Budget

Budget is usually at the forefront of everyone’s mind when they are considering flooring. After Five Flooring knows that you don’t want to overspend, and their technicians can help you make the most of your budget. You’ll be amazed and just how much you can afford with their great pricing. Tell them your budget constraints up front, and they won’t try to upsell you with more expensive materials. And once you’ve chosen your material, you can rely on After Five Flooring for competitive installation pricing and one of the best warranties in the industry.

If you need new floors, check out After Five Flooring or look for a TrustDALE certified flooring expert in your area.