8 Things to Consider Before Buying New Flooring

Apartment with hardwood flooring

Before starting the floor removal process, you have to buy new flooring to replace your current flooring. Purchasing new flooring for your home can be an intimidating process. There are several considerations you need to think about when making this decision. Here are the eight most important things, according to Speedy Floor Removal, to keep in mind before buying new flooring.

Room Location and Use

Where is the room located? What is it used for? If the room is located where people will be coming and going from outside, you might want to think about hardwood flooring or tile because they are easier to clean and maintain. If you will be standing for a long period of time in that room, you may want to go a different direction other than tile, due to how uncomfortable it can be to stand on tile flooring for long periods of time.


Before choosing your new flooring, you should consider where you live and the climate. Wood can warp and buckle and carpet can mold in humid environments. In Florida, the best types of flooring for the climate are tile or laminate flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to better withstand the climate of Florida.


Not only will you want to think about what colors, patterns, and textures appeal the most to you, but you’ll also want to think about what compliments your current decor. If you won’t be redecorating afterward, you will probably want to choose a flooring that coordinates with your current furniture and accessories in the room.

Floor Care

Different flooring requires different maintenance. You will need to factor in what kind of upkeep and cleaning. Will you need to refinish the flooring later? Will it require steaming? You will need to determine how much time you will have for the required upkeep before making a decision.


If you or someone in your home has allergies, carpet flooring may not be the best option for you. Carpet can accumulate allergens like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and other potentially aggravating proteins. Tile and hardwood flooring collects fewer dust mites and allergens.


If you will be installing the new flooring yourself, you will need to know how to install the flooring you buy. If you choose to do the installation yourself, you will need to make sure you can identify and repair a faulty subfloor and know how to safely dispose of the old flooring. Some flooring may require professional removal.

Speedy Floor Removal can assist you in the floor removal process through our Speedy Assist program. Speedy Assist will provide you with industry-leading equipment and a highly trained expert so that you can get the job done quickly and efficiently!


If you currently have hardwood flooring, don’t be so hasty to rip them out before doing your research on your refinishing options. You may be able to preserve it with a new stain. Refinishing your current hardwood flooring can restore the wood’s original appearance and shine. You can even change its color or finish.

Additional Costs

Not only do you have to think about the cost of the new flooring you choose, but you also have to think about the cost of underlayment, delivery, and installation, as well as additional materials such as baseboards, stains, or adhesive. You should also factor in removal and disposal of your previous flooring.


Speedy Floor Removal removes all types of flooring and coverings, such as carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring for industrial, commercial, and residential facilities. We will prepare your surface by removing any epoxy, glue, oils, dust, and more in order for your flooring to look its best. We also will safely dispose of your old flooring when we are finished.


Contact Speedy Floor Removal today to get a free quote for your next project.