Tile flooring from Affordable Flooring by Rodrigo in Manteno, IL

Four things to know when shopping for flooring

Floors take a lot of punishment, seeing many foot trafficked and getting dented, scratched, and stained. It's also easy to get distracted by all the beautiful choices in the flooring store in Manteno, IL but be mindful that how the floor wears with your particular lifestyle should be the ultimate priority.

What’s the room like?

It's essential to explore this because the sun's UV Rays account for about 60% of floor fading, darkening, or yellowing. The good news is that it's easy to avoid; if you know about it in advance, you can avoid the issue entirely with the right window treatments or a UV-resistant coating.

Be mindful of color; if your room is dark, stick with lighter shades to make it look bright and airy. Also, consider if the room is prone to leaks or floods; if so, you should stick with something impervious to liquid such as luxury vinyl, waterproof flooring, or tile.

How’s your subfloor?

Even though you can't see it, subfloors have a significant impact on the appearance and performance of your surface floor. Be sure to tell the professional at the flooring company if your subfloor might need repair, isn't level, or if it's a concrete slab since it may need cement boards or tile backers for an excellent installation.

How do you feel about maintenance?

We all lead busy, hectic lives that don't leave much time for scrubbing or can even make it impossible to wipe spills immediately. Some aren't keen on frequent vacuuming. If you have any of these issues, let the professional flooring know so you can choose something with enough low maintenance that aligns with your lifestyle.

What’s the total budget?

This isn't only for the product but for any additional long and short-term expenses, such as installation, disposal, padding, adhesives, and cleaning.

Finding the right flooring takes a little thought and research, but you’ll end up with a quality material that will look great and perform well for a long time. We’d be happy to address any of your concerns and questions and give you a free quote. Visit the Affordable Flooring by Rodrigo showroom in Manteno, IL, convenient to Manteno, Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Bradley, and Peotone.