When you choose to build a modular home, you’re choosing the ability to fully customize it. This applies to more than just floor plans and location, you get to decide on every detail: including your floors!
When considering what flooring you’d like in your new home it’s important to consider the functionality of the room, the appearance of the floor, and the cost of installing said floor. There is a large variety of options, but the most popular options are hardwood, carpet, tile, laminate, and vinyl.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice that comes in many different shades and types. Although they can be expensive, hardwood floors are durable and easy-to-clean if you have pet hair or small children living in your home.
Carpet is a cost-effective flooring that can last a long time if you take care of it. Letting your carpet go without proper upkeep can lead to trapped dirt and allergens, but a good vacuum and a carpet scrubber will keep it looking brand new.
Tile is most popular for areas where water is around such as laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. You can get tile wet without having to worry about damaging the floor, and it comes in a variety of looks so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Some tile can be hard to clean depending on the surface finish and some options don’t keep in warmth.
Laminate flooring looks like wood or tile but can be less expensive. It’s easy to install but can’t get too wet or be refinished. However, with some care and consideration this alternative is great for family homes.
Vinyl is similar to laminate, but instead of being nailed down, the flooring is glued. Investing in a higher quality vinyl option assures it won’t look “tacky” and will resist moisture, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the floor.
Now that we’ve covered some of your options, how do you decide what flooring is best for you? It’s important to consider who is living in your home (pets, children, wheelchair accessible), what rooms will receive the most traffic, how often you want to clean, and what your interior design style is, and what your budget for flooring will be.
Need more help? Give us, River Valley Builders, a call! We strive to give each client our utmost attention. We want to get to know you and your needs, so we understand what is best for your custom home – from everything down to the perfect flooring. We’ll listen to your vision and make it a reality. Call us today at 570.374.RVB3 (7823) or check out our Facebook page for other design tips and suggestions at https://www.facebook.com/rvbmodular.