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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 Castle Rock / Parker 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 Castle Rock / Parker 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 Castle Rock / Parker 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

Very pleased with Footprints Floors. We had our oak floors refinished by Dan Satchel’s crew. Johnny was great, the work was done on time and looks beautiful. Strongly recommend this business and crew to anyone who is considering work on hardwood floors.
Le'Ann Key 05/25/24 — google
Dan and his team did a wonderful job at our house. The wood floors were in desperate need of help due to previous damage and mistreatment. We decided on a satin finish and they came out great. The team was very efficient, got the project done in a timely manner, and were very communicative throughout the process. 100% recommend.
Sarah L. 05/12/24 — google
Dan (his son Conner and the lead guy Jonny) did an amazing job with our project. We hired them to get rid of the carpet on our stairs and install hardwood to match our floors. The work was exceptional and the team was very friendly and communicative. We would recommend them to anyone with a flooring project!
Natalie Schneider 05/10/24 — google
After speaking with several contractors Footprint Flooring was the way to go. Not only was Dan the most knowledgeable and experienced, but also reasonably priced. He was very kind to fit us into his schedule before family were coming into town. The on site crew, Abednego and Felipe, make a great team. Both worked long and hard. They are very skilled at what they do. So impressed with Footprint from start to finish. Floors look AMAZING!
Gail H 04/11/24 — google
Dan, Connor and crew did great job. I am very pleased with my new floors.
Peg Panariso 03/18/24 — google
Our dog had destroyed right below the banister on our floors and Dan and Luiz were able to take our spare wood pieces and make it look like the rest of the flooring. We were not ready to put down an entire entire new floor so we are so grateful to have a temporary fix that looks 100% amazing. thank you for getting us in so quickly and for making our home whole again.
Sarah Fisher 02/9/24 — google
Dan from Footprints Floors did an outstanding job repairing, sanding, staining, and finishing our 30+ year old hardwood floors. After decades of use and some damage from pets over the years, it was time to get rid of that yellowed stain on our white oak floors. Damn did a great job reviewing the work with us and we really liked that they let us see 4 different stain samples on our floor before zeroing in on the one we liked. If we went with our first pick from the brochure, we would have regretted it. This was a major step in the process that led to our happiness with the job, not to mention the equality of work was great!
Dave Gustafson 02/8/24 — google
Our floors are BEAUTIFUL!! Dan was great to work with, and Abednego (his lead guy on our project), had a great attention to detail and making the floors look incredible! Then they installed new baseboards which was the "icing on the cake". I highly recommend Dan with Footprints Floors!!
Heather Marks 02/5/24 — google
Pleased with the prompt, quality job!
Michael Varley 02/5/24 — google
We were very impressed with how great the hardwood floor turned out. They were also able to get it done quickly and didn't interfere with any other improvements!
Jamie Mosby 08/16/23 — google
We added more oak floors the old to new is seamless. So beautiful so impressed with the workmanship
Marsha Kromer 05/30/23 — google
Dan and his crew did an excellent job on refinishing our floors. The floors turned out great and I believe greatly contributed to the sale of our home. Dan and Johnny were both very nice to work with and completed the job in the set budget and timeline that we were told from the beginning. We would definitely recommend Footprints Floors.
Allie Gahan 03/31/23 — google
Dan and his entire footprints crew have been amazing from the start. Communication is always very quick and easy and setting up our flooring, even with delays in our funding was painless. We were able to start the exact day that we wanted. My husband and I also were constantly saying how hard the installers were working to get things done timely. Everything was done with great skill as well. Our floors look amazing and were done within timeframe given to us to start with! Highly recommend and will be using for any future flooring needs.
Cherokee Hammond 02/28/23 — google
Dan at Footprints was great and came out to bid the job fast! Luiz installed the floors within the same week and they look amazing! Highly recommend this company and will be using again in the future!
Patrick Harris 10/7/22 — google
Used Dan with footprint floors to finish our floor project installing laminate on our stairs. His crew did an amazing and fast job with a complicated install. We will be using his services in the future for any floor jobs we need done. He got us a quote and got the job done very quickly.
Eli Levenson 08/22/22 — google
I had a great experience with Footprint Floors and Dan! I had a pretty strict timeline and Dan made sure to accommodate me! His crew showed up on time and did a very good job, even checking in with me throughout install to make sure everything was up to my standards. We are in love with our new floors and are very thankful we found Dan!
Isabella Marconi 08/17/22 — google
Dan and his crew did an incredible job of refinishing our wood floors as well as adding wood floors to our dining room and extending our our kitchen area. The quality of workmanship was excellent and it really transformed our house.
Lynda Baldauff 05/7/22 — google
Dan and Keevin were professional, overly communicated and did a great job refinishing our floors! We were picky with the stain mixture and they put in the extra time to make sure we liked the finished product. We are loving our new floors!
Christy Conant 02/10/22 — google
Footprints Floors refinished my 30 year old hardwood floor. Even though we had water damage they refinished it and it looks new! Great job! I highly recommend Dan. Very good experience.
Cindy Holehouse 10/19/21 — google
Dan from Footprints Floors was very professional and great to work with for putting LVP floors in our basement. He was upfront with the entire process and great at communicating of what to expect. His team of workers were prompt, respectful and worked extremely hard at making sure our project was done on time and perfect. We are extremely satisfied with our new floors and would happily recommend Dan and Footprints Floors!
Lisa Dinneny 04/28/21 — 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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