Home upgrading is not complete without a nod to flooring

When the home renovation bug hits, make sure you remember the flooring.

It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to home renovations. It’s exciting trying to find precisely what you want, in the colors you hope to use, and for a price that’s reasonable. Interestingly enough, most people, when it comes to home renovations, forget about, or leave the flooring, to the last minute. They’re completely focused on having the kitchen or living room look “just so.” What about the floor?

If you have tired, old lino in the kitchen, it does not blend well with your new, sleek, modern black and white kitchen interior. Let’s face it: the kitchen floor has seen better days, and now that there is a new look to the heart of the home, it’s time to upgrade the flooring, too. Perhaps you went country with a bit of city slicker blended together and want a floor that carries on that type of theme. You might want to consider antique heart pine flooring. Now, that would give your kitchen a stunning ambiance!

Pine is notably one of the toughest, most durable and strongest materials you could use. It has a long life, too, longer than carpet, vinyl or even tile. You just need to make sure you take care of it properly. If you don’t know what that would involve, make a call to a Tampa flooring contractor with extensive experience dealing with a variety of flooring materials.

Just remember, over time, even pine flooring will need a spiff up, and luckily, that is not a difficult task, because pine flooring is so dense. It is super easy to work with and can withstand just about anything you do to restore its original beauty. You can even easily get rid of blemishes, water damage or stains. You just need to know how to accomplish that task to preserve the eternal beauty of your pine flooring. Don’t be talked into getting the whole floor replaced if you just have a small area or two to restore.

Talk to the experts, ones willing to be honest with you and tell you exactly what you might need to do to restore the beauty of your antique heart pine floor. You’re dealing with quality flooring, so don’t cut corners. This is particularly important if you have plans to sell your home at some point. The better it looks as an overall package, the better the dollar value you will recover on a sale.

Dean Dupre is with Champion Tile, a Clearwater Flooring, Tampa Flooring, and tile installation company. To learn more, visit Champtile.com.

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