Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, and that means that it’s time to start considering your goals for spring cleaning this year. Are you looking to do a major overhaul of your home to invite in the good weather? If so, updated flooring can give your home a new style and feeling. This is a welcome change after a bitterly cold winter. Many times people forget the flooring, but it can really make a big difference in the appearance of the home. In this article we’ll discuss some of the reasons that spring can be the best time to install updated flooring.
While we’re excited that the cold is finally going away in the spring, your flooring will also thank you if it is installed in temperate weather. Why? Many types of flooring needs time to acclimate to your home before it is ready to install. This is especially true with natural wood flooring which needs several days to acclimate. Otherwise it can cause sinking, buckling, and a host of other problems. Spring is a great time to let your flooring acclimate because this is likely the average temperature for your region. In the intense heat of the summer with air conditioning blasting or the dead of winter, your home is not at its normal humidity and temperature. This means that if flooring acclimates to this temperature it may then have issues when the weather is more pleasant.
Additionally, spring may be rainy, but it usually does not include any snowstorms or heat waves. This makes it ideal for workers to install your flooring. They won’t accidentally track in snow and slush, and they won’t have to cancel work for hazardous weather conditions. This means that you will stay on track and get your updated flooring installed quickly. Plus, your flooring will not be accidentally damaged from snow and slush in the nice weather.
If you put off spring cleaning or changing your home because you have too much going on, it might be time to take a step back this year. Consider if you’re really happy with your home and its design and style. If you’re not, maybe it’s time to replace that shag carpet in the basement or the yellowed vinyl in the bathroom. New flooring can give the space a clean, new feel that makes living in it much more pleasant. This is not to mention that you’re drastically cutting down the dust, allergens, and possible mold living in very old flooring in basements and bathrooms. Make this year healthier with updated flooring.
When you need updated flooring, Vonderheide Floor Coverings Co. is the first place to go. We’re happy to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your home. We have one of the largest showrooms in the Peoria area, and we know you’ll find what you’re looking for. Contact us or visit our showroom for more information on our updated flooring options.