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There’s no better way to freshen up your space and add value to your home. But before you update your flooring, there are many choices to make. We’ve rounded up some flooring contractor FAQs in Broomfield / Boulder to help you with your decision-making process. If you want more information, check out our web pages dedicated to different kinds of flooring.

No matter the flooring you choose, you can trust the qualified contractors hired by Footprints Floors to do the job right.

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The first thing to figure out when updating your flooring is what flooring is right for the space. For a bathroom or kitchen where there will be lots of moisture and potentially water on the floor, something like tile or vinyl flooring is ideal because it’s durable and water-resistant. Hardwood flooring is a classic choice for other areas of your home, but you still need to choose between solid or engineered hardwood. Consider the upkeep of different flooring and the wear — do you have young kids or pets? Does the room receive much sun? Answer these questions first to help you decide the kind of flooring that will suit your needs.

It depends! Laminate and vinyl flooring can be installed directly over existing flooring, and solid hardwood can be glued directly onto concrete. Consider factors like the age and condition of your existing flooring and whether it will serve as a sturdy base for new flooring.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not difficult to care for wood flooring. You can simply vacuum hardwood floors to remove grit and debris and use a damp cloth or mop to wipe away dust. To reduce potential scratches, ensure footwear (i.e., heels) has proper plastic caps to prevent scratches, or ask guests to remove their shoes. As a bonus, you can switch up the look of your hardwood floors at any time through staining or refinishing.

You probably bumped into three terms when looking up hardwood flooring online: "painting," "staining," and "refinishing." "Painting" is obvious, but what about the others? A wood stain, usually applied by hand, is used to darken the color of the wood. The "finishing" process involves applying varnish and a coating of sealant, which adds gloss and protects the wood. "Refinishing" is the process of redoing your current flooring finish, revitalizing, and rejuvenating it.

Refinishing or restoring existing wood floors can save you tons of money! If you have old wood flooring that doesn’t look great, it can be tempting to rip it out and start over. But wood flooring is resilient and made to last. Most damage can be repaired, and refinishing or restoring can make wood floors look new. If you’re unsure whether your wood flooring can be saved, the experts at Footprints Floors can assess it.

This is another “it depends” situation. Solid hardwood flooring is more expensive than engineered hardwood. However, solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished more than engineered hardwood, so it may last longer. Engineered hardwood is more affordable and is more resistant to moisture and humidity. If you live in a place with high humidity or greatly varying temperatures, engineered hardwood flooring may be the right choice. Both look beautiful and are easy to take care of.

Laminate flooring is a budget-friendly type of layered flooring that can be made to look like pretty much anything. It’s typically made up of wood fibers compressed into a board or a plywood board. The board is then covered in an “image” layer — basically, a photo of whatever you want the flooring to look like (stone, wood, etc), and a “wear” layer, or protective layer. Some laminate may also have a backing layer made of cork or felt. Laminate is an affordable way to get the look of more expensive wood or stone flooring. It’s pretty durable, making it a great choice for homes with pets or kids, and it’s easy to clean. However, prolonged exposure to water can cause the wood part of the laminate to warp, making it unsuitable for rooms like bathrooms.

Laminate’s wood component makes it susceptible to water damage. Vinyl is an entirely synthetic material, which means it’s waterproof. As long as laminate is installed correctly, it’s fairly water-resistant, but still probably not a suitable choice for bathrooms or mudrooms where water might linger. Vinyl is extremely durable and comes in various of colors, textures, and styles. Both laminate and vinyl are great choices for homes with high traffic from kids and pets, and they’re easy to take care of — but whereas vinyl can go in any room in your home, remember to keep laminate out of the bathroom.

There is a much wider variety of colors, textures, and designs in tile flooring than in hardwood. Tile floors have a lifespan of over a century. Whether you're looking for a traditional or modern look, there is a tile pattern to suit you. Regarding durability, aesthetics, maintenance, and cost, tile is an excellent choice. It's also considered one of the most eco-friendly options for flooring in your home.

Ceramic tiles are made up of clay or other minerals that have been tightly compressed and heated in an oven. They can be glazed or unglazed and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles that have been heated at an even greater temperature, making them more durable and less porous. Porcelain tiles are better suited for rooms with high moisture content like bathrooms, but their durability makes them an excellent choice for any room. However, ceramic tile is more affordable and still offers great durability.

We hope these flooring contractor FAQs in Broomfield / Boulder have been helpful to you as your start your flooring journey. Contact Footprints Floors for a free estimate when you've found flooring you love. You can feel confident in a job well done with our licensed and certified contractors.

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Footprints Floors provides flooring installation services in Broomfield / Boulder for both old and new homes. We handle the demolition and removal of the old flooring, as well as the necessary prep work for new flooring. We will even remove baseboards and reinstall them after completing the flooring installation.

Covering everything from design and installation to clean up, our team helps increase the value of your property with brand new hardwood floors. Contact us today to request a free estimate!

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What Our Customers Say

Footprint Floors is an excellent company they were on time with removing the carpet and installing the wood and polishing the floor. They definitely checked and made sure everything was well and gave us great tips for keeping the wood clean and avoiding all the things that can make it scratchy.
Noor Alaboosi 05/29/24 — google
Amazing job by footprints floors! They did a great job. Felix he was doing the work was nice and accommodating and even helped with moving some things and Travis our project manager was extremely great at communicating everything along the way and even came back to do some final touch ups To make sure the job looked perfect!
Taani Ammon 05/15/24 — google
Fantastic customer service! They did an outstanding job in putting in vinyl tile. Very professional, had a thorough cleanup and was done in one day for the kitchen and two bathrooms. During the project they kept me informed about any changes that need to be made and we’re very helpful in making recommendations for future work They will be my go to for future projects. THANK YOU
Kathleen Crusan-Ford 04/12/24 — google
Footprints installed a textured tile accent wall surrounding our living room fireplace. The estimate process was quick, clear and very straightforward. The installation was done efficiently. There was a minimum of disruption. The installation crew was quite conscientious and never left a mess. We could not be happier with the result.
Danny Resser 02/6/24 — google
Travis, and his team were fantastic. They made our old floors look like new ones. Will definitely use them in the future. Gary
Gary Meyers 10/4/22 — google
These guys did a beautiful job on refinishing my hardwood floors. I absolutely love how they turned out and would definitely use them again.
Sanam Pejuhesh 07/29/21 — google
We had some water damage on our hardwood floor from our leaky refrigerator and needed to get a lot of flooring replaced. Joel was super prompt and professional and the job was done very well. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
jtvkk 08/10/20 — google
Joel and his team did a great job on my floors. Would recommend them anytime
John Mountain 06/9/20 — google
Footprints replaced our floors in our main living areas, They were very thorough, professional and overall awesome throughout the whole process, before during and after. Highly recommend!
Melissa S. 04/26/20 — Thumbtack
From start to finish we had a great experience on all levels - customer service, project management, communication, honesty, integrity and craftsmanship. If you're looking for a personalized touch and want gorgeous floors, I would highly recommend Footprints Floors.
Noah Cheek 04/16/20 — facebook
From start to finish we had a great experience on all levels - customer service, project management, communication, honesty, integrity and craftsmanship. If you're looking for a personalized touch and want gorgeous floors, I would highly recommend Footprints Floors.
Noah Cheek 04/16/20 — google
Joel and Kate at Footprints Floors are easy to work with. The quality of work they achieve is impressive. I highly recommend this company for its integrity, professionalism and attention to customer service.
Laura Grebe Murphy 04/14/20 — facebook
Joel at Footprints Floors is easy to work with. The quality of work they achieved is impressive. I highly recommend this company for its integrity, professionalism and attention to customer service.
Laura Murphy 04/14/20 — google
Footprints Floors is awesome! They are great people that will make sure your project is done right!
Noel Brewick 04/10/20 — facebook
Great company. Conscientious, responsive, and knowledgeable!
Shawna Eikenberry 04/7/20 — facebook
Footprints Floors is a top-notch company that delivers high quality work. I will be using Footprints Floors for all future projects. I highly recommend!
Rob Ricco 04/6/20 — facebook
Joel is very thorough and attentive. I feel like he hears what a customers is looking for. Its not transactional like so many others.
Steve Smith 04/6/20 — facebook
Quality work and super responsive! These guys make flooring projects easy and stress free. Highly recommend!
Mike Brown 04/6/20 — facebook
Footprints Floors is a top-notch company that delivers high quality work. I will be using Footprints Floors for all future projects. I highly recommend!
Rob Ricco 04/6/20 — google
What a fantastic company! Everyone I made contact with was kind, helpful, and knowledgable. I will use Footprints Floors for all my future flooring projects - Thank you!
Anna Nowlin 04/6/20 — google

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Footprints Floors is a one-of-a-kind residential flooring installation and restoration business. We offer high quality flooring installations and, with over a decade of dedication, we have quickly become the largest flooring contractor by striving to bring a higher level of customer service and sophistication to an industry where it was severely lacking. Our family-owned business is focused on customer satisfaction and quality results, all while passing savings on to you and yours through our low overhead model.

Footprints Floors is a one-of-a-kind residential flooring installation and restoration business. We offer high quality flooring installations and, with over a decade of dedication, we have quickly become the largest flooring contractor by striving to bring a higher level of customer service and sophistication to an industry where it was severely lacking. Our family-owned business is focused on customer satisfaction and quality results, all while passing savings on to you and yours through our low overhead model.

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