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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 Huntington / Hauppauge 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 Huntington / Hauppauge 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 Huntington / Hauppauge 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

Anthony was a pleasure to work with. He was able to help me redo a part of my living room floor and I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. The process was fast and his crew finished the job in one day. In addition, the pricing was very reasonable. Highly recommend!
Amal Abeysekera 04/9/24 — google
Excellent work! Anthony was very helpful through out the whole process. His crew finished the job in one day. I highly recommend!
John Soto 03/10/24 — google
Excellent work! Anthony was very helpful through out the whole process. His crew finished the job in one day. I highly recommend!
Johnny Soto 03/10/24 — facebook
Anthony and his crew did an outstanding job on my new LVP floor in my basement.
Victor Nannini 02/25/24 — google
The entire team was responsive, on time for appointments and did what they promised. And best of all, the job was done right. I would hire this location of Footprint Floors again.
S P23 02/10/24 — google
I give Footprints a 5 star rating! My floors look great! Anthony was very professional and accommodating, his workers knowledgeable and considerate! I would recommend this company for all your floor needs!
Patti 01/23/24 — google
Anthony and his crew were excellent. His crew were polite, professional and very proficient. They did a beautiful floor and wall tile in my bathroom. I highly recommend them.
Uriel 25 11/21/23 — google
Very professional in terms of business model and in their work. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great job
Adam Buchta 11/13/23 — google
We hired Footprints Floors to install wood laminate flooring in our Dining Room. They completed the work in less than one day. The floor looks great! The workers were on time, cleaned up, and disposed of the previous flooring. I would definitely use them again!
Mel Roldan 11/13/23 — google
An excellent experience all around. Reliable and easy to work with. The refinished and repaired wood floors look great.
Liz Ward 09/11/23 — google
Excellent professional service, excellent work. Anthony answered all of my questions in a timely matter so I was able to purchase the floor and whatever else we needed to get the job done right. I would highly recommend Footprints floors to anyone who is looking to install flooring throughout their home or business. Thank you 😊
Doreen Manzo 07/20/23 — google
Footprints is a great company the work has been amazing.
Hasheem Wint 06/3/23 — google
They clearly communicated process, timelines and costs. There was no hidden fees and they were extremely professional throughout our installation. In addition to this, they finished our floor and backsplash ahead of time. Our floor looks fantastic and so does our backsplash. Highly recommended.
Daniel Rodriguez 05/30/23 — google
They were very responsive and accommodating with our time sensitive job. Works quickly and efficiently. Anthony, who we worked close with over the course of a few weeks, was very responsive and kind. Would recommend to anyone in the area.
Alexandra Grabowski 05/27/23 — google
Anthony and his team did an amazing job at my house! My house is an old colonial with uneven walls and floors and they made the tile floor perfect. I was very impressed with his responsiveness and professionalism. I have already recommended him to a friend and will have him back to do my wood floors in the future!
Kelly Dantuono 05/26/23 — google
On time and did a great job.
Charles Krais 05/20/23 — google
Amazing company!!!! Do not look anywhere else the service is phenomenal and FAST - very profession, very easy to work with and everything looks fantastic My customers rave about Anthony and his team and are always sending me photos of the material after installation.
Hannah Walkonen 05/18/23 — google
Anthony and Footprints Floors of Huntington were incredible. From helping us determine what was needed and working with us on installation so that we could still move in on time… absolute pros. Can’t recommend them enough!
Kyle Lazarus 05/8/23 — google
Anthony is very professional, trustworthy and easy to work with. His transparency is refreshing to experience in the contractor industry. I highly recommend working with him and his team.
Tijn van de Wiel 04/18/23 — google
Owner Anthony is very reasonable with price. Free estimate. Treats my family with respect. Very knowledgeable and give ideas on how the flooring should be done. His team did an excellent job leveling my floor and installing vinyl plank, done in 2 days. Good communication via call or txt. Highly recommended.
carlos castro 02/10/23 — 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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