Biviano's Buying Guide

When making the best flooring selection for a room in your home, take into account these practical and design considerations for the best flooring choice. Listed below are some of the considerations followed by solutions for the rooms in your home.

biviano-carpet-one-floor-home-girard-oh-buying-guide-kitchen-laminate-tile-hardwoodThe Kitchen

Common Considerations & Challenges

  • A high traffic area that typically has an outside entrance bringing in dirt, water, and dust
  • Spills are common from cooking and eating so the floor must be durable and easy to clean
  • Non-slip flooring is a safety feature
  • Backsplashes can offer a major design element in the kitchen

Practical Solutions

  • Vinyl is an excellent choice for kitchen floors as it is resilient, durable and has a long life
  • Tile, laminate and hardwood are also great options for a kitchen floor and area rugs and runner offer a softer solution for the areas where you stand and work
  • Ceramic tile, natural stone and glass tile are all practical and high-end design finishes to your kitchen backsplash

The Living Room

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Common Considerations & Challenges

  • As the focal point of the home, consider all the furnishings through out the home and select a complementary flooring
  • A basic design tenant states "Form Follow Function" so be sure the flooring suits the room's purpose

Practical Solutions

  • Natural and innovative fibers are now available in most carpet styles
  • Hardwood flooring is certainly an attractive and lasting option for these rooms

biviano-carpet-one-floor-home-girard-oh-buying-guide-bathroom-vinylThe Bathroom

Common Considerations & Challenges

  • Overflow from the sink, toilet and bathtub can be a common problem
  • Ease of cleaning is an important consideratio
  • Non-slip surface materials are plentiful in a variety of style

Practical Solutions

  • Vinyl is the easiest to clean with a simple area rug to prevent slipping
  • Ceramic tile is an excellent option and is viewed as a stylish
  • Today's improved laminates and wood products are a good solution for bathrooms

The Bedroom

Common Considerations & Challenges

  • Consider the bed and bed linens as well as the window treatments are the primary elements
  • Traffic is usually more limited and therefore, stains and durability are not primary considerations

Practical Solutions

  • Carpet is traditionally selected for its comfort
  • Wood or laminate floors work well especially if allergies exist in the family

biviano-carpet-one-floor-home-girard-oh-buying-guide-dining-room-laminate The Dining Room

Common Considerations & Challenges

  • The formality or functionality of this room is the primary driver for which flooring to select
  • Form and function again dictate choices in the style as well as color

Practical Solutions

  • Carpet may be a nice option, but light colors will show stains more than medium tones
  • Traditional wood, laminate or ceramic tile is always a good selection for the dining room

Hallway & Stairs

Common Considerations & Challenges

  • Heavy traffic resulting in wear and tear dictate the flooring be durable and long lasting
  • These areas are often the first impression for visitors to your home. A pattern or design that makes a statement can be just the right choice

Practical Solutions

  • Inlaid patterns of wood parquet or ceramic tile are durable as well as dramatic options
  • Laminate flooring is also an alternative as they provide value and long life
  • Patterned, low-pile, and dense carpet will both wear well and create a statement for visitor's first impression

Biviano Carpet One offers Carpet, Hardwood, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Vinyl, Tile, Porcelain, Natural Stone (including granite, marble and limestone), Laminate and Area Rugs for every room in your home or in your commercial space.

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