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How to Mix Different Types of Flooring

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by

Many people have trouble deciding what kind of flooring to use in a particular room, but you don’t have to settle for just one type of flooring. For added visual interest, consider mixing different flooring. Here are a few things to think about from the flooring experts at Unique Flooring San Diego.

Types That Work Well Together

Not all types of flooring will work well together. If you’re feeling adventurous, try mixing American Walnut wood floors with darker tiles for a breathtaking combination on a kitchen or dining room floor. When you are selecting flooring, keep in mind the maintenance needs of each, long-term upkeep (will some need to be replaced while others can just be refinished?), and traffic in that particular area of the house.

Unique Designs

When you mix flooring types, it’s all about aesthetic appeal. One key to making mixed flooring work is to keep it simple. For instance, make the dining room all wood flooring with tiles just where the dining room table will be. Another fun option is to fade one type of flooring into the other where the room ends or somewhere in the room where it makes sense (like having wood fade into tiles along the cabinet line). Mixing too many types of flooring or too often throughout the house will give your home a disjointed feel.

Drawbacks

You should consider carefully the drawbacks of mixing floors. You will have to do more work initially to install different floors, especially if you want special designs. You will also have to be sure to clean the different types of floors according to their materials and, in general, should plan on additional maintenance to keep the floor looking its best. If you can deal with the extra maintenance, mixing floors may be a great idea for your home.

 

Thinking about mixing floors? Reach out the flooring experts at Unique Flooring in San Diego. We have a wide selection of flooring for every price point, including plush carpet, modern laminates, and classic hardwood. Give us a call today at (760) 945-0010 to request your free quote.

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