Did you realize that your floors are the most heavily used part of your home? Knowing what not to do when buying floors can save you a lot of money. Check out our flooring-don'ts quiz to see what floor mistakes you definitely don't want to make.
You should avoid installing hardwood floors in bathrooms and kitchens where spills and splashes are common.
Leave at least 36 inches (91.44) centimeters from your dining room table's edge to the edge of your rug so you can pull out your chairs comfortably.
Attempting to match a large-scale pattern when laying carpet on stairs is a waste of time and money.
To prevent damage to your floors during home repairs, make sure you cover them before allowing technicians to move heavy appliances or furniture.
To avoid tripping over your thresholds, choose floor coverings of similar height or thickness for adjoining rooms.
Unless you want to clean carpet stains constantly or replace carpet regularly, choose dark color carpets for high-traffic areas.
Your floors are subjected to a lot of everyday wear and tear. Invest in the best floors that you can afford so they will last.
Depending on which floor covering you choose, you might have to add payment for delivery, installation, carpet padding or furniture moving.
To hide the inevitable carpet stains in high-traffic areas, choose a patterned carpet.
To prevent water rings and moisture damage, always use the right type of sealant for your stone floor.