The goal is to provide you with the perfect space, as a home  should be  functional     and  appealing.  You can look over our                           portfolio for inspiration or we can simply start from scratch.   

 

 Choosing the right flooring for a particular room in your home may seem like a daunting decision. It's a process  that  combines your personal taste with careful thinking about practicality. After all, it's a surface you, your  family and  friends will walk, stand and sit on, your kids will spill, play and grow up on. But asking yourself a few  key questions at  the beginning of the process should help reduce your worry, ease your choice and increase  your long-term  satisfaction with your new floor.

 Questions on the Floor

 What's the size of the family that will regularly use the room, and how much traffic will the floor receive?  Children  definitely make a difference. Any pets? Will the floor be exposed to moisture regularly? How often is  the floor likely  to need cleaning? How long do you hope and expect your new floor to last?

 Kitchens

 For kitchen flooring, durability and ease of cleaning are top criteria. Good choices are linoleum, ceramic tile--  both very  common--and wood. Linoleum is inexpensive and provides an easy-to-clean surface and comes in  countless designs.  Ceramic tiles are even better. Also easy to maintain and available in a huge range, they offer  superior durability,  resisting most dents, dings and scratches. There are a couple of things to bear in mind about  tiles, however. One is  that if installed over a floor that has structural movement, ceramic tiles are prone to crack.  So if your house is very  old, it's probably a good idea to replace your subfloor while you're at it. A second point  that's worth thinking about,  particularly if your family includes children or anyone with special safety needs, is  that smooth tiles can be very  slippery when they get wet, so you may want to consider ones with a textured  surface.

 Then there's wood. While some feel it's an unusual choice now that there are so many different flooring options, I  personally think hardwood is an excellent choice for the kitchen. Everybody ends up spending a lot of time there,  and  wood floors can add a great deal of "homeyness" to the kitchen. At the same time, wood is also good at coping  with  the high traffic volume. One important reminder: When installing wood flooring in a kitchen, do make sure  you apply a  good protective finish, such as a polyurethane, to guard against the many kinds of moisture that  inevitably make their  way onto the kitchen floor.

 Bathrooms

 Even more so than kitchens, bathrooms obviously see a lot of moisture. Linoleum, ceramic tile, limestone, marble  and  granite are all popular and functional flooring choices, coming with a range of different price tags and  requiring various  levels of expertise to install. Working with ceramic or even vinyl tiles is relatively easy, and  many homeowners should be  able to successfully do it themselves. Ceramic tiles look great and provide superb  durability, but they aren't cheap. And if  you should elect to go with an even more challenging and higher-end  material such as marble- you're going to need to hire  professionals.