When picking out new flooring for your home, there will be a variety of things to take into consideration. Not only will you need to find flooring that fits your budget and personal preferences, you should also think about your current décor and the style of your home. At Unique Flooring in San Diego, we’ve found that one of the best ways to make a room look cohesive when installing new floors is by selecting a material that compliments the style of your existing windows and window treatments.

In our experience working with designers, homeowners and builders, we’ve come to realize that homes with floor to ceiling windows are used in more contemporary spaces. Corresponding window treatments are typically long, sleek drapes or simple and modern roman shades. In these rooms, solid hardwood, stone or tile flooring will best compliment the contemporary style of the room.

For more traditional living spaces, windows are often treated with heavy blinds or drapes, creating a formal ambiance. In these rooms, we typically suggest a plush carpet to enhance the richness of the room. However, we do understand that carpeting is not a flooring option for everyone, or every type of room. Dark hardwoods, as well as distressed and vintage hardwoods in San Diego are other flooring alternatives that can add a rustic elegance to spaces such as a formal living or dining room.

Another popular window treatment that we’ve seen in San Diego remodels is plantation shutters. These types of shutters allow homeowners to control the amount of sunlight and privacy of a room and are commonly installed in kitchens and bathrooms. We’ve found that lighter stones such as travertine and marble and brighter hardwoods including oak and maple, enhance the clean cut lines of the shutters while also making the room larger and brighter.

Other design elements of a room such as paint color and furniture will also help determine which type of flooring is best for the space. You may also want to talk to a flooring expert for insider tips such as which direction the flooring should be laid, as well as general information about care and maintenance requirements.

If you have any additional questions about flooring, contact Unique Flooring. We are the experts in carpeting, hardwood, laminate and tile flooring in San Diego and our flooring specialists will gladly help you select the flooring option that will meet your needs, budget and existing space!