I never realized how much of a difference flooring makes. But then, a few months ago when we decided to put our current house on the market and purchase a beautiful new home, it all became clear. Flooring is what makes a home truly stunning. So when Mohawk asked me to partner with them for a sponsored post sharing my tips for picking out the perfect flooring and a great way to make over your own floors for less, I was ready to get started! While I was compensated, all opinions (and tips for that matter) are my own.
Going into the home buying and selling process, one of the first thing our Realtor talked to me about was our floors. They needed to be updated in our current home and we needed to decide what type of flooring we were looking for in our new home. Armed with information and samples, I set out to discover the wonderful world of flooring. Here’s what I learned about choosing the perfect flooring for both my old and my new home.
Decide if you want Hardwood or Carpet
For living areas, wood and carpet were really the only two options on the table in my mind. And I needed to decide between the two. Since our current house is carpet, I decided I wanted to try something new and look for a home that had wood floors.
But it wasn’t as easy as just saying wood was what I wanted. I needed wood floors that would hold up to my two boys. Thankfully I discovered that Mohawk Hardwoods with the ArmorMax finish are up to five times more wear-resistant that similar flooring and include a 50-year warranty on the finish. Really this made it clear that if wood floors were the way I wanted to go, only Mohawk would do the job.
But what if you’re not like me and you prefer the feel of carpet under your toes? Well, that’s totally OK too! Because the choice is all about you. But if carpet is your flooring of choice be sure to choose Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean, the only carpet with permanent protection from stains and soil! It even features Nanoloc technology, making it quick and easy to clean up spills!
Once you’ve made that decision between wood and carpet, it’s time for the next step.
Choose the Style You’re Going For
It’s not quite as simple as just going with wood or carpet. Because once that decision has been made, it’s time to start thinking about the design and feel of your room. For this step, look at the architecture of your home. The colors of your walls (unless you’ll be changing them too). The style of the adjoining rooms. Because choosing a flooring is going to instantly take your room in the direction you want it to go. Perhaps you love a light and airy look – light wood could be perfect for you.
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated look, you may want to think dark. Even better if you’re into the rustic feel (as I am) choosing a flooring that has a finish that fits in perfectly is key to creating the room of your dreams.
The same goes for carpet. Remember that you will likely be living with this flooring for years to come so pick colors that will be easy to coordinate with as you change the look and feel of your furniture. Personally, I love neutral colors that are a little darker hue as they are easier to keep looking new.
But the great thing is that with Mohawk SmartStrand carpet, it’s easier than ever to keep even white carpets clean, ensuring that you can enjoy them for many years to come.
Test Out Samples for Several Days
While you may feel like you’re loving a certain look in the showroom, it may look totally different in the light of your home. Most showrooms have samples that you can either purchase or borrow to bring home. Trust me when I say DO IT! Put it up against your furniture. Lay it in a prominent place for a few days so you can walk by and see your flooring in all different lighting. This way you can be sure before instillation that it’s something you’re going to love as much in your home as you did outside of it.
Purchase from a Brand You Trust
Once you’ve picked out the look and feel you want from you room, be sure to make your purchase from Mohawk Flooring. In addition to having an awesome selection, Mohawk is proud to offer select flooring that’s made in the USA! And to help you turn your dream room into a reality, they are celebrating all things homegrown with an All-American Sale and Sweepstakes!
From now through August 31st, Mohawk Flooring is offering a $500 (yes, I did say FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR) coupon to use towards some of their most popular made-in-America flooring! This special (and can I say uh-mazing) offer includes styles of SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet and ArmorMax hardwood! So how do you take advantage of this can’t miss offer? It’s simple actually.
Register here to receive the sale coupon as well as a list of your closest participating retailers. Then shop your little heart out and turn any room of your home into the perfect room with amazing flooring!
But wait! Because in addition to that great coupon that EVERYONE can take advantage of, there is also an equally amazing giveaway! Right now you can enter the All-American Sale Pinterest® Sweepstakes. It runs August 3–17 (yes, right this moment you can enter) and is a great way to win big when it comes to your flooring! One Grand Prize winner will receive an extra $1,000 off their flooring purchase, and one First Prize winner will receive an extra $500 off!
So how do you enter to win? Register here today to be part of the sweepstakes. Then simply create your very own Pinterest® “My All-American Dream Home” board and pin your favorite made-in-America home products or American-inspired images. Be sure to tag all of your pins with both the #MadeInAmerican and #MohawkAllAmerican hashtags for your chance to win big!
Now I don’t know about you guys but my I could create one amazing board with all in the inspiration Mohawk offers! But just in case you need some inspiration, check out Mohawk’s All-American board here. Then get started TODAY because the lucky winner will be announced on or about August 21….right in time to cruise into fall with some amazing new floors!
So what are you waiting for? Your dream floors are ready to become a reality with the help of the fabulous ideas from Mohawk Flooring!
Before you run off to enter, be sure to follow Mohawk Flooring on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ to stay up to date on trends, sales, inspiration and more! Then get your entry in and start your journey to beautiful floors that you’re sure to love for a lifetime!