Tips for Buying New Floors

We know that choosing new floors can be a daunting task. There are so many different types, styles, designs and colors that it can be an overwhelming process. To help out, we’ve put together a few things to consider as you begin the search for new floors.

Determine budget

Determining your budget should be the very first thing you do when you begin the floor buying process. Not only will this help narrow down your list of potential floors, but it will also keep you from falling in love with something that is way out of your budget. Having a budget – and sticking to it – will help ensure you get the floors you want without breaking the bank. Be realistic when setting your budget, and remember that there are many different flooring options out there in all different price ranges.


Once you’ve set your budget, it’s time to research potential floors. You may have some idea about what type of floors you want, but be sure to investigate all your options. Pinterest and Houzz are great resources for gathering design inspiration. When you visit friends and family, take note of the floors they have in their homes. The more floors you see, the better an idea you’ll have of what types, styles and colors you like and what you may want in your own home. Make sure to consider how the floors will look in your home with your existing furniture, if they require any special maintenance, and whether or not they fit with your lifestyle. You may love the look of light-colored plush carpet, but if you have kids and pets, it may not be the ideal choice.

Narrow down your options

Once you’ve researched your options, it’s time to narrow things down. Pick two or three flooring materials and a few different colors as finalists. This is a great time to visit your local flooring store to see your choices in person. Here at Floor Coverings International, we bring the flooring store to your door, so you can see samples right in your own home. A flooring professional will be able to give you recommendations and guidance on different brands and styles, including hardwood floors, carpet, bamboo, green / eco-friendly, and tile.

As you begin this process, remember that your new floors should fit your budget, lifestyle, and give you the look you want in your home. While it may seem daunting at first, keep our tips in mind and you’re sure to find the right flooring for your home.