Selecting the Right Flooring for your Lifestyle

Design January 1, 2019


Choose floors that compliment your style and the décor that you already own. Think about what each floor could look like and how they feel to you in each room. Carpets, ceramic tile, hardwood, natural stone, laminate and vinyl flooring – each option comes with even more in colours, patterns, and textures. There are many choices at your disposal so you can find the right flooring for your personality and lifestyle.


We love our pets but sometimes they can leave wear-and-tear on your floors that you don’t want. Rather than ban your pet to the backyard, choose flooring in your home that promotes a pet-friendly environment. Here is an article where we lay out the flooring options that you can use in your home that are beautiful and durable enough to withstand pet marks.

Another force to be reckoned with? Children. Floors can take a beating from kids playing and eating so it’s important to keep their needs in mind. For toddlers learning to crawl and walk, having a soft carpet to learn on is safer than falling on hard floors. For our messy eaters, opt in for flooring where the cleanup will be easy. Ceramic tiles, vinyl flooring, or any hardwood surfaces are resilient to spills and accidents. These types of flooring also have a trendy modern look for those who want the best of both worlds. On the other end of the spectrum, seniors do best with soft and sturdy carpets are good for to walk on. They provide comfort and stability while encouraging mobility.

Who likes to party? Not your floors. Flooring in your home needs to be durable enough to take dancing and heavy foot-traffic if it’s going to last in the long-term. Hardwood floors, carpets, and stone floors are prone to heavy use, as well as food and drink stains. Floors that serve your party needs can also serve your décor needs without limiting your options. Options, like ceramic tile, can impress your guests and hold up to anything your party people can throw at it.

Really, different floors suit different aspects of our lives. It comes down to which factors are most important to you. If you’re someone who hates cold floors, explore options that feel comfortable and warm to your feet, or floors that can have heat installed underneath.


Finally, it’s important to keep your budget in mind and determine what is within your reach. Each type of floor has a different cost, and depending on the surface area in your home, the cost can greatly vary. However, you should be wary to sacrifice quality for cost. More affordable flooring options are easy on the wallet, but may need to be replaced anyways in a few short years. Focus on the flooring that suits your needs as well as your budget.

Choosing the right flooring comes down to your taste and style, functionality, and your budget. However, if you need help, know you’re not alone in this. At Shane Homes we offer our homebuyers our expertise in the Expressions Design Studio. Over the years it has been continuously expanded and updated to become what is now a world class design studio. Our designers will walk you through every step of the process, sharing all the latest trends and finishes to help you realize your vision.

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