Building or remodeling a home can be expensive. No matter how carefully you plan your budget, there’s always the chance that you’ll come up a dollar or two short on that marble sink you had your eye on. Here’s the good news: Your flooring doesn’t need to be expensive to be beautiful. Here are some affordable flooring options that can help you to build a millionaire’s home on a working person’s budget:
Luxury vinyl isn’t expensive, but it sure looks the part. Luxury vinyl flooring can replicate any hardwood or tile material down to the look and feel so that few people will even be able to tell the difference. It’s sort of a skeleton key of non-carpet flooring, capable of unlocking any look and style you want at a fraction of the price.
Laminate is one of the cheapest options for flooring, and can be made even cheaper if you’re not picky about the laminate flooring you end up with and if you skip things like underlayment and special embossing. That said, going the extra mile on underlayment and special embossing can help to save you more time, money and effort in the long run.
Think wood flooring is outside of your price range? Nope. Utility grade, also known as builder or rustic grade wood flooring may not be as polished as top-grade hardwood, but with a nice sanding and finish on it doesn’t have to look like the floor of an old shack in the woods.
Synthetic carpeting materials like polyester and nylon are far less expensive than many natural fibers, and truth be told, most people can’t really tell the difference. Not to mention, polyester and nylon are far more stain and moisture-resistant than natural fibers like wool. Synthetic carpets can be found in a range of styles, and tend to go a long time without fading from sunlight and foot traffic.
If you feel like putting a little something extra into your flooring budget, maple, walnut, stone and concrete will get you great results with inexpensive maintenance over the years. These are among the most popular choices for high-quality, affordable flooring. If you’re ready to get to work on your new flooring project, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Birmingham a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation.
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