Custom Floors: All You Need to Know

Our high quality, custom floors continue to “floor” countless people for countless great reasons, especially nowadays when a new and unique floor is available to meet nearly every customer’s need and desire.

From laminate to wood to carpet to tile and more, there are certain factors you will want to consider before taking the next step to purchase your floor:


Are you and/or your family active? If so, you will want to consider a durable flooring that can take the beating some floors take, which means a soft wood floor might not be in your best interest.

Are there toddlers or elderly people in the house? If this is the case, you will want to make sure your new flooring is not too slippery and is smooth enough to avoid being a trip hazard. .

Do you have pets? If so, there are several types that are pet-friendly, one of which would not be soft wood because cats’ and dog’s claws can easily scratch certain types of flooring.

Degree of maintenance

Would you like a low-maintenance floor? If so, vinyl is the most practical, affordable and easy to maintain. Other recommendations are natural stone, tile, rubber, laminate or even concrete slab.

Would you prefer a high-maintenance floor? If your tastes are more along the lines of a high-quality, elegant look, you will want to consider marble. Marble is known to be the most opulent of all floor coverings. However, marble, scratches and stains easily, can be slippery and must be cleaned often.

Would you prefer an ergonomic floor? If so, there are a lot of great ones on the market, including cork, which is easy on the feet, but scratches easily, and bamboo that has the same beauty and ergonomics, but is also vulnerable to scratches.


Because flooring takes up the most space in any room, no matter what flooring you choose, your floor will be noticed. This is where it is helpful to take home some floor samples to see if you’ve found the right one.    


Last, but not least, is the feel of your floor. Do you suffer from foot pain or weak arches? Flooring can make all the difference in how your body reacts. A hard surface, like tile or cement can be hard on your feet, where wood or carpet is softer.

For a floor that you will be happy with for years to come, many people choose to prioritize what is most important to them, from the list above, and then remember what is most important all the way down to what might not be quite as important.  

You will also want to consider how many entrances feed into the room: one, two, three, four or more? And, does the traffic from these entrances mostly come from the outside? If so, consider how the dirt will affect your floor. Some floors are more suitable to high-trafficked areas.

Following all of your pre-purchase considerations, comes the best part: purchasing and laying your new floor. This is where it’s helpful to work with a professional, like Gaumats International. We can help you from your first question all the way to your last, with answers that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Call Gaumats International, today, at 816-847-8228, and we’ll happy you find the perfect fit for your next custom floor.

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