Since 1980, E.D’s Paint & Decorating has been your local resource for window treatments, paint options, interior styles, and premium flooring solutions from carpet to hardwood and everything in between. When choosing the best floors for your home, we’ve got you covered from starting the process to installing your new floors.
When you’re making any major decision about your home, you don’t want to jump right into the deep end before you know how to swim. If this is your first time choosing flooring for your home, here are some things you’ll want to consider:
Now that you have answers to essential questions and a solid starting point for shopping, we can get into the various types of flooring on the market.
If you’re put off by the cost of wood floors or think your lifestyle would be too rough on them, laminate flooring is the next best thing. Laminate offers an incredibly realistic wood-like appearance with the budget-friendly cost of a synthetic product. This variety of flooring is created using a multi-layer process that includes an applique under a transparent protective layer. An inner core is generally composed of melamine resin and fiberboard material. Laminate is easy to install and extremely durable. It can withstand heavy traffic, spills, scuffs, and is even UV resistant to prevent premature discoloration and fading.
Another fantastic option for those seeking durability and affordability is vinyl flooring. You can choose from a nearly endless variety of patterns, textures, and colors for an amazingly realistic replication of many materials. Vinyl is also waterproof making it an ideal solution for basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and basements. This flooring also provides insulation which helps reduce your energy usage and creates a more pleasant feeling underfoot. You can throw almost anything at vinyl floors, and they won’t even flinch so bring on the kids, the pets, and the spills! It’s also incredibly easy to care for. You won’t need any specialty items to clean or maintain vinyl floors.
While used carpet is not high on anyone’s wishlist, newly installed carpet can give a comfortable, luxurious feel to any room. Carpeting absorbs sound which makes it a great option for upper floors in your home. It is also a soft surface that lessens the impact of falls and is often used in playrooms, nurseries, and family rooms for this reason. Carpet is available in a wide selection of materials, textures, and colors and at several price points to fit any budget. You can go with wool carpet for an organic flooring solution that is also a natural air purifier. Carpet is also available made of nylon and polyester for enhanced durability and longevity. It all comes down to your personal preferences and where the carpet will be used in your home.
Our team here at E.D.’s Paint & Decorating has over 40 years of combined experience in the design industry and we put our experience and expertise to work for every customer, every day. We offer many services in addition to flooring, including kitchen cabinetry design, paint, and Hunter Douglas window treatments. Contact us today at (803) 359-1222 to get a free quote. We also provide on-site consultations for your convenience. Our store is conveniently located in Lexington, SC, and we are pleased to serve the surrounding area, including Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, and West Columbia, SC.