How To Plan Your Flooring Project With Flooring 101

At Flooring 101, we offer more than just fantastic products at even better prices. When you shop with us, you also get the opportunity to work with our knowledgeable staff, who are ready, willing, and able to help you with your next flooring project or renovation. Our team enjoys nothing more than assisting a homeowner in achieving their goals. And not to toot our own horn, but this is something we’ve been quite successful at over the years. Please take a look at our customer reviews page for more on that. 

As part of our neverending quest to provide you, the customer, with a better shopping experience, we’ve compiled a helpful list that will enable you to get things started as you begin your next home project. We’re here to help you prepare for each stage of your flooring project.  

This blog post details how to plan for a flooring project. 

Measure Your Space In Square Footage

The first step to planning a flooring project should be measuring all rooms you plan to floor. For a rectangular room, multiply the length and width in feet to calculate the square footage needed. It is important to always add ten percent in square feet required to account for flooring waste as it is installed. Many flooring companies, including Flooring 101, will provide you with free in-home measurement services. 

Determine Your Flooring Needs

Early in your planning process, it’s essential to consider what you’re looking for in your new flooring. If you have pets or children, you may want to consider highly water-resistant flooring. Location can also affect your flooring solution selection. Considering the room’s functionality and where the new flooring will go is essential in determining your overall flooring needs. 

Find Inspiration

A great way to get inspired is to browse online, visit local home renovation shows, or use helpful online tools like Pinterest to get some idea of what you’re looking for. You can browse our inspiration galleries for flooring ideas as well. 

Figure Out Your Budget

This may be an obvious step in the planning process, but sometimes homeowners put off deciding on a budget until the very last minute. Budget planning should include the flooring materials and the necessary tools and materials needed to install the flooring. Also, consider the cost of removing your old flooring and hiring a contractor if you do not plan to install the flooring yourself. 

Research Flooring Companies And Ask For Samples

Find a few local flooring companies that carry your desired flooring solution and fit within your budget. Most companies, like Flooring 101, will allow you to order samples of the flooring product for free or at a low cost. This sample will help you decide if you want to move forward with installing this type of flooring or not. 

Bring Your Vision To Life

When you visit one of our showroom locations, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will encourage you to share your vision for your home. We will listen to your ideas and guide you through the entire process so that you can make the best choices for your lifestyle and budget. At Flooring 101, we’ve got your back!

Set Your Plan & Commit To It

Create a general timeline and a deadline of when you expect to have the work completed. The timeline should include time to remove and dispose of the old flooring, potential subfloor preparation, delivery of the new flooring materials, acclimation of the new floors in your space, and the overall installation time.

Trust Flooring 101 For All Of Your Flooring Needs

Let us help you plan your next flooring project! Our team is ready to help! Contact us today to learn more about our services, or see us in person to browse our incredible selection.