Your flooring is one of the greatest contributors to your home’s aesthetic. It quite literally sits at the base of your home’s entire design, so it’s essential that your flooring works with the rest of your home’s décor. Finding just the right thing can be a nail-biting experience if you’re taking it on all on your own, but you don’t have to go it alone! The interior designers at Deja Blue Home Staging and Interior Design can help you choose the best flooring look and style for your life.
Located in Redwood City, CA, Deja Blue Home Staging and Design has 25 years of experience serving the San Francisco Bay area. They know what’s trendy and can help you bring your interior design dreams to life. They can also help you maximize your space with home staging. Call today to explore your flooring options and see what they can do for your home.
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Choosing something that fits your lifestyle is the most critical aspect of finding flooring. Consider how much time and energy you have to maintain it, your pets, and your budget. These considerations can point you in the right direction when choosing your flooring.
Stunning and timeless, hardwood flooring overflows with warmth and vibrancy. As durable as it is beautiful, it’s available in several wood species, color choices, and finishes. However, it’s not ideal for moist areas because the wood can warp, and it’s difficult to install yourself because it requires extreme precision. Hardwood flooring can get scratched easily by sharp items, like furniture or pets’ nails, and requires high maintenance. Fortunately, it can be refinished, and it can last for generations when it’s properly maintained.
Plank flooring is vinyl flooring that mimics the patterns and colors of hardwood flooring. It’s durable and easy to maintain, so it’s ideal for homes with a lot of traffic. It’s easy to install and water resistant so it can be used in most rooms of the home, including kitchens and bathrooms. It’s more affordable than hardwood flooring, but it can’t be refinished so it won’t last as long as true hardwood.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Like hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring is made from real wood, but it’s made from several thin sheets, making it more resistant to heat and moisture. You’ll select from several wood species, colors, and finishes. Engineered wood flooring retains the beauty of nature and is easier to install than hardwood. However, it can only be refinished a limited number of times.
Tile flooring includes stone, ceramic, concrete, and porcelain. It has the widest color choices, patterns, and design styles. It’s also durable, water-resistant, and easy to maintain. It can be very cost-effective depending on the type of tile you choose. However, installation is time-consuming and challenging to do well without experience. Since tile is cold and hard, items are likely to break if they hit it, and rugs should be used for warmth.
Maintaining Your Flooring
Once you have your flooring in place, you want to keep it looking nice. Each flooring type requires different levels of care and maintenance.
How to Clean Hardwood Floors
For hardwood floors, prevention is the best maintenance. Use furniture pads liberally and keep pets’ nails well-trimmed. Use rugs by doors to avoid tracking in dirt. From there, clean and care for your hardwood floors and engineered hardwood floors by:
- Sweeping daily with a soft broom or dry microfiber dust mop
- Going over floors with the soft bristle brush of a vacuum
- Immediately wiping up spills
- Deep cleaning with a microfiber cloth and a small amount of hardwood flooring cleaner
- Filling scratches in with a wooden paint marker
- Refinishing your floors every 7-10 years.
How to Clean Plank Flooring
Sweep plank flooring regularly with a soft broom or a microfiber dust mop. You can also clean with soft vacuum attachments. Use a damp, but not soaking, mop to remove debris about once each week. Employ a soft, dry sponge to wipe away scuffs.
How to Clean Tile Flooring
While tile floor is durable and easy to maintain, it does take some work to keep it looking its best.
- Sweep with a broom or a dry microfiber dust mop at least 2-3 times each week
- Mop the floor with warm water weekly. Make sure the mop is damp, not soaking, or it can seep into the grout.
- Spot clean spills with baking soda and water to get them up as soon as possible.
- Clean the grout monthly using a grout brush and grout cleaner.
We proudly serve Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mountain View, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Woodside, California, and the surrounding areas. Contact us at (650) 542-9693 or visit us at 626 Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City, CA, to get started on your flooring project today. You’ll be amazed by the transformation!
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