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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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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.

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What Our Customers Say

Jeff and Footprints Floors did an amazing job on my floors with amazing turn around time with short notice. Jeff provided resources to match existing flooring allowing me to maintain a consistent look throughout my home. I was able to locate the flooring at a great price. The team went above and beyond to complete my project in one day. I would definitely recommend Jeff and Footprints Flooring for a professional flooring experience!
Corey Johnson 07/11/24 — google
I love working with good people who are passionate about their work. Jeff and Alex are those people. My bathroom is everything I hoped for. Beautiful and perfect 🤩 thank you for everything!
Michelle McGarrity 06/15/24 — google
All I needed was someone to lay the tile for my bathroom floor. Jeff explained every step before the job was started. His crew was on time, talented, polite, smiling faces and courteous. You guys made a woman happy! Thanks again!!
sherri abmayer 05/31/24 — google
Jeff & Alex were helpful, responsive, patient and professional. They listened well to my opinions, ideas and concerns. As a result, this beautiful tile was successfully added to the kitchen. Love their work ethic, cleanliness, respect for property and expertise.
Traci Howard 05/27/24 — google
My wife and I are very pleased with the service we received from Footprints of Memphis. They made an in-house inspection of the damaged tiles on the floor of our shower. We were given a detail list of the materials needed to complete the repairs and a price quote for the installation. The project was completed within their estimated timeframe. We highly recommend Footprints of Memphis because of their quality workmanship. Jerome & Willie Mae
Jerome Crawford 05/23/24 — google
I am very pleased with the installation of my Floresta Verde Hexagon Porcelain Mosaic tile and my Swiss Madison One-Piece Toilet by FOOTPRINTS floors. The floor looks so AMAZING that I can't stop talking about it! What I like about this company is that I was told exactly what to expect throughout the entire process. They even picked up the tile from the store. The installation was completed in a short amount of time and done in a professional manner. This was my first time using this company and I definitely will use them again for other projects in my home. I give them a "Thumbs up". A very satisfied customer! :-) Thank you, Jeff Harris, for giving me the floor I always wanted!
cafjona 05/13/24 — google
I am enjoying my new laminate kitchen floor! My floor looks amazing! Thanks so much Footprints Floors. Awesome job Jeff & crew. 🤗
Ruby Hill 04/10/24 — google
Excellent workmanship. I highly recommend this company; reasonably priced, easy to work with.
Kathy Garbus 03/21/24 — google
Jeff and his crew were a pleasure to work with. They were all very attentive to the job and left the house in great shape after each day. We will be doing business with Jeff again for sure.
Curtis Robinson 03/19/24 — google
Jeff and Alex redid our backsplash for a kitchen refresh. They were always courteous and professional, and very understanding when we had difficulty in scheduling other aspects of the rebuild. The end result was very clean and looks great; it was exactly what we were wanting.
John Faulconbridge 03/6/24 — google
Our old hardwood floors were skillfully restored to look brand new. The workmanship was outstanding. Jeff was attentive in all phases of the project. His crew were professional, friendly, always on time, and cleaned up leaving their work areas spotless. This is a company with high standards and integrity for which I highly recommend.
Stuart Kaplan 03/2/24 — google
Jeff Harris and Alex at Footprints Floors did an incredible job installing my backsplash in my kitchen! Jeff was so helpful along the way, and the job was done quickly and perfectly by Alex. Jeff’s communication and prices were great, and I will be using them in the future for the rest of the projects in my house! I could not have asked for a better experience.
Sophie Wood 02/28/24 — google
I had a chance encounter with Jeff here recently over a year after his previous work on my home had been done and shared an issue that came up with my floors. Because customer satisfaction is his top priority, he came by my home to get a feel for what I had going on. Within 3 days of visiting my home, he had his crew out to complete a screen and coat job that had me good as new. In my opinion, Jeff didn’t owe me that. But pride in their work and his passion for customer satisfaction made it happen. I’d recommend Footprints Floors to anyone.
Michael 02/27/24 — google
I can not say enough good things about footprints floors. Jeff (and Frank) went above and beyond for us in our airbnb and as the scope of the job changed they were so helpful and accommodating. They did great work and take pride in the finished product. Jeff was on top of the communication throughout the whole process, which we appreciated as we were not on site. He even helped manage other trades coming in and worked well/around them as needed. We will definitely use them again if we need flooring done and highly reccomend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ashlee Norton 02/19/24 — google
Jeff and Alex tiled my kitchen floor. They were timely, clean, and very professional. I will be using them for future projects. I am beyond pleased.
Emily Horton 02/16/24 — google
Excellent work by a professional team. The price was reasonable, and the work was started and completed on time. Very happy.
L 02/11/24 — google
Jeff and his team worked diligently on the installation of my challenging staircase. Footprint floors is a company of superior standards and uncompromised workmanship. i am delighted with my new staircase and the quality of service provided to me.
Cynthia Johnson 01/29/24 — google
Jeff and Alex did an excellent job repairing and replacing our fireplace tile. The workmanship by Alex is excellent and we are very pleased. Additionally, he and Jeff were very good at communicating, being prompt, and offering their services at a very reasonable cost. I highly recommend them.
William Greene 01/12/24 — google
Jeff Harris, owner of Footprints Floors of Memphis, was a real blessing to us recently when he fixed a mess made by another contractor. Mr. Harris answered my initial call within a few rings and communicated regularly throughout the backsplash repair. He was obviously knowledgeable about the work that needed to be done and found time in his schedule for quick service. His employee was punctual and did quality work. The price was hundreds of dollars less than another contractor’s bid. Mr. Harris even called us back to see if we were happy with the result, which we are!
Lydia Zuidema 01/5/24 — google
Great service, excellent communication. I greatly appreciate Jeff and his team. The floors are beautiful
Zuleika Pablo 12/20/23 — 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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