How to Buy Quality Flooring That Is Right for You

R. Tews Offers a Showroom and In-House Designer to Help with Your Flooring Options

Decisions, decisions. When you are decorating a home, building a new home, or have hired a remodeling or general contractor to help you with changes to your current home, you might suddenly realize that you are overwhelmed with decisions. Even with a designer, things can be challenging.

Fortunately, there is a logical order of things to consider, especially when you begin with the most common words of wisdom and work “from the ground up”. You have to start somewhere, and for many of our clients, starting from the flooring and working upward can make a project much more manageable. Flooring is not invisible, or merely necessary. It’s literally the foundation of the room, and as such it can influence the aesthetics of every other design choice.

So, let’s take a look at flooring and how to make the best choice for your needs.

Know How You Will Use It

What are you going to ask of the flooring you choose? That is a fundamental question, and it can often help you, your designer, and/or your remodeling & general contractor know what best to recommend.

For example, are you putting down tile in a high traffic area of your home? Will it be exposed to daily wear and tear? Pets? Lots of snow or dirt tracked in from outdoors? At R. Tews Construction & Design, we would recommend a heavy duty, durable surface. Mannington tile and Daltile brands offer a wide variety of beautiful options.

Another beautiful option is wood flooring, though you will also want to consider wear and tear with this choice. Will it withstand the level and type of use where it is installed? As with other types of flooring, there is a range of brands and attributes to consider. Among options at R. Tews is flooring from Virginia Vintage Wood, with hand-scraping and distressing that give stylish value to any room.

Know Your Brands

At R. Tews Construction & Design, we carry many quality brands of flooring in our showroom, so we can supply designers and do-it-yourselfers with great products and advice. Some of our preferred names include Karastan Carpet and Karastan Rugs, both world-class names in the world of interiors. We also feature products from Daltile, Paramount Wood Floors, Masland and Fabrica Carpets and Rugs, to name just a few. Each has its own functional and aesthetic strengths, and you are welcome to visit the R. Tews showroom at 620 Bartlett Avenue in Altoona anytime to learn more from our helpful staff. Flooring is not something you should buy online, or in a rushed environment; you’ll want to experience the qualities and approach of the different manufacturers, which are quite distinct when you can see and touch the product.

If you’re in the market for flooring, we hope you will visit the showroom at R. Tews Construction & Design in Altoona. As custom home builders in Eau Claire and the Western Wisconsin area, as well as remodeling contractors for kitchens, baths, additions and more, flooring is a large and exciting part of what we do. Just walk in, and we’ll find something great for you to walk on!