When Do You Buy a New Floor?
It’s been a few years now that I’ve been thinking about replacing the flooring in our home. Yes, I’m quite a procrastinator when it comes to spending money on home improvement projects. To get myself motivated, I came up with 7 reasons for why I need new flooring:
1. I can’t hide that stain on the carpet with the toy box forever.
2. The dog seems to have gotten over her stomach issues. (see #1)
3. Carpeting is most likely aggravating my daughter’s allergies.
4. We’re not planning to move any time soon.
5. Our neighbors just installed a hardwood floor, and it’s gorgeous.
6. I’ve made public my procrastination in the form of this blog, so now I’ve got to do it.
7. I work for a company that has countless beautiful floors to choose from.
In my job, I get to see all of the flooring possibilities available. Our designers do a fabulous job of staying on top of the latest flooring trends, and they’ve created designs to match any taste.
Hardwood Flooring for Active Homes
I know I want hardwood throughout most of the first and second floors. Hardwood is timeless and will be a nice selling point down the road when we decide to sell our home. Since I have a nine-year-old and a dog, it’s possible that the floor could show some wear-and-tear over time, so I need to find a wood floor that is durable.
My timing couldn’t be better.
Performance Plus Hardwood
Armstrong just introduced a new engineered hardwood floor called Performance Plus that sounds like exactly what I’m looking for. Performance Plus is acrylic-infused, which means that the natural pores in this hardwood collection are filled in with acrylic to make them more durable. These floors also have a special aluminum-oxide coating so they’re resistant to stains and scratches – good to know since I have an active dog in my house. Performance Plus also has a lifetime finish warranty which tells me this is going to be one tough floor.
What more could I ask for? I’m ready to get started!
Bronwynn March, eMarketing Manager for Residential Floors, guides the team that keeps the Armstrong Flooring website updated with fresh content to help consumers learn about our flooring products. She enjoys blogging about home improvement projects. She and her husband usually have various home improvement projects either in the works or on deck. Outside of work, Bronwynn “gets away from it all” by hiking and backpacking.