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Custom Home Builders in Indianapolis: The Right Custom Home Flooring

Phil Myers - Friday, May 06, 2016

Custom home builders in Indianapolis can help design and build your dream home. From the perfect open floor plan to the accent hardware in your kitchen, your builder will guide you through the entire process, including picking out the perfect flooring!


You might not have put much thought into the flooring for you custom home, but there are tons of different options to choose from. So, how exactly do you pick the right flooring material? Here are a few things to think about as you pick out the flooring for your home:


The Room

You should always start by considering the room and how your family uses it. What room in the house is it? How much use does it get? If you’re looking at the kitchen, then you probably don’t want to use carpet. Instead, use laminate, tile, or vinyl that will make cleaning up messes and spills easier. Think about the function and purpose of the room before you decide what type of flooring you want—it needs to be functional, not just stylish.


The Size

You also have to consider the size of the room. Custom home builders in Indianapolis can help you determine which floors work best for the size of the room. Different types of flooring can make a room feel more spacious or smaller than it actually is. You also need to keep in mind the cost of different flooring options. Tiling a larger living room with white marble is considerably more expensive than tiling the kitchen with the same marble.


The Foot Traffic

Foot traffic also has a huge impact on the type of flooring you select. Flooring like carpet and vinyl can show wear and tear more easily than tile and wood. For areas like entryways and hallways, consider using a faux-wood tile that gives you durability and style without having to worry about the foot traffic wearing it down or tearing it up.



You love your family pet, but the floors you choose may not. Carpet and wood aren’t the best options when it comes to your family pet. Carpet absorbs smells and odors, which means when guests are coming over, you’ll have to work even harder to get rid of the pet smell. Certain types of wood floors show scratches and imperfections fairly easily, which means your pets’ paws could be your flooring's worst enemy.


Custom home builders in Indianapolis will walk you through all of the decisions you need to make to build your dream home. When you start talking about your custom home flooring options, keep the things above in mind and be sure to ask questions when you aren’t sure what will work best.

Ready to build your dream home? Phil Myers Custom Homes can help turn your ideas and dreams into a beautiful custom home.


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