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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 Miami / Broward 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 Miami / Broward 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 Miami / Broward 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

They finished early and knew we were in a hurry to move in before the end of the month. They did everything right.
barbara shashoua 07/17/24 — google
MICK AND HIS TEAM ARE AWESOME !!!! THE PROFESSIONALISM IS AMAZING. THE COUNSELING WAS AN EXPERT AND GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS. I AM EXCITED WITH MY FLOOR. WORKING RESPECT AND BEAUTY IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION!!!!! OUT OF MIND THANK YOU !!!!!
Jose Quiñones 06/16/24 — google
MICK AND HIS TEAM ARE AWESOME. THE PROFESSIONALISM IS AMAZING. THE COUNSELING WAS AN EXPERT AND GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS. IAM EXICITED WITH MY FLOOR. WORKING RESPECT AND BEAUTY IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION. OUT OF MIND. THANK YOU.
Jose Quinones 06/16/24 — google
Footprints Floors - Mick and his team were excellent! They were incredible to work with and their finished work was terrific. Mick and his team were attentive to questions and informative through the entire process. Everyone on the team was efficient, responsive, and displayed an incredible level of expertise. They went above and beyond to ensure that the finished work would be professional as well as stunning in appearance. In every respect, this company was outstanding!
A C (Annie) 06/14/24 — google
I can't say enough good things about Mick and this company. I mean the job was done beautifully. I hired his company to do my balcony and I couldn't be happier. He really goes above and beyond. I had surgery during the process and Mick toom care of so many things that were were supposed to do and never complained or charged us extra since he knew our situation. He was amazing, the subcontractors were all very nice and professional. Him and his team are the best!
Liset Casado 06/12/24 — google
Love, Love my floors! Footprints Floors owner Mick and his team restored my 1926 hardwood, burgundy color floor to its original honey color with a satin finish. There were several areas which needed to be replaced and Mick's team replaced those pieces expertly. What's also impressive is the customer service Mick provides. I would not go anywhere else. Thank you, Mick!
Lorena Ramos 06/10/24 — google
Have been working with Mick and his company for a few years now as their Permit Expediter (All City Permits) and have seen first hand their quality of work and their attention to detail and wonderful customer service to their clients. We work with a lot of Flooring Contractors and Mick's company is up there as a leader of the pack.
Shawn Snow 05/16/24 — google
The guys are doing the great job. They are professional. i will recommend for everyone this company. Thank you so much, I am happy with my project.
Mix Match 05/13/24 — google
Exceptional service! I couldn't be happier with the tile installation done by this team. Not only was an outstanding service, but they were also always punctual. Highly recommend!
Belen Lozano 05/13/24 — google
Just got my flooring done after much deliberation and several DIY attempts. Mick and his team are amazing. Very knowledgeable and get the work done! We weren’t sure if I would have enough flooring because of me trying to do it myself but they did a beautiful job. Best prices, fast and amazing results!
Cecilia Morales 05/8/24 — google
Great work. Efficient. Floors looks beautiful.
Lucia Williams 05/7/24 — google
We were very fortunate to have Footprints Floors recommended to us. We had a very complex backyard demo, drainage and tile remodel job that took a very trained eye and design coordination Mick, Rob and team initially reviewed and scoped the job also aligning with our plumber before any work was started. Multiple moving parts to the job that required a start / stop process model all of which was handled through tile install with a great tile design finish. The job met / exceeded expectations including some follow on questions / assistance once the job was completed all of which were tackled. Highly satisfied and will recommend forward.
James Schildknecht 05/6/24 — google
Mick and his team of all star installers were amazing. They tiled my patio and steps in 4 day and did an incredible job. The results were much better than I expected. Mick and his team explained every step of the process and were easy to talk to which made me feel confident and stress free during the project. Hands down the best tile guys in town. I’d highly recommend using footprint floors to tackle any tile project and will be calling them back soon to install my front porch tiles. Thank you Mick , it was truly a blessing to find you and pleasure doing business.
PETER JOSEPH 04/25/24 — google
I found Footprint Floors after searching South Florida for a trustworthy flooring company - I was delighted when I started working with Mick, he was extremely helpful throughout the whole process, since it was my first time dealing with home renovations I appreciated the effort. Overall I am satisfied with my floors and the crew. I would recommend his services for flooring needs.
Bao Tran 04/16/24 — google
Mick is incredibly professional, and I would highly recommend his services at Footprints Floors. He was very informative in helping us understand different considerations for our flooring project and communicative throughout our experience with him. 
He runs an honest business, and the clarity he brings in communication and timeliness is a rarity in South Florida. Thank you, Mick!
Priya K 03/23/24 — google
You always take a chance when you hire someone based on google reviews. Well, this time, I hit a home run. This company is the real deal. Once they start a job, they will work like heck to get it completed. They do not let it drag on. Then there is the worry about attention to detail. I am a stickler for the little things. These guys are worse than me. The really take pride in every job they do. Then there is the personalities you are dealing with. Each of the workers are very pleasurable to talk with (they speak English and Spanish). Then there is the owner, Nick. If you cannot get along with Nick, then you need to check your pulse 😂. Nick is a Navy NCO who has achieved one of the highest ranks in the NCO corps. It is his military professionalism that he brings to his company that makes everything run so smooth. Highly recommended
grouperkiller4 03/16/24 — google
Before and after picture - from old run down wood floor to smooth tile. Great customer service, timely and very professional. I will do business again with Mick and his company. Thank you, Mick
Ben Burgos 03/11/24 — google
Mick is extremely knowledgeable, above and beyond service. Team is great at following up as well!
Andres Sanchez 03/4/24 — google
Mick and his team were outstanding. Not only was I satisfied with the work product, Mick always went above & beyond my expectations. For example - after the project was finished (and paid for!), Mick picked up excess materials to return them to the store for me. Additionally, Mick stayed communicative and reliable throughout the project. I'd be very confident recommending Footprints Floors to close friends and family (something that can be hard to come by in Miami!) Thanks again!
Alanna Sadler 02/20/24 — google
I just wanted to express how happy i am with my new floors. The process was finally easy, we all know how getting anything done in miami can be a challenge. The footprints crew came in quick and finished quick. They exceeded my expectations in all facets of my job. Mick came in and helped me with my ideas and also provided a financing option as well with no interest for a year. My floors are close to 80 years old and they look brand new! Thanks guys!
john kilpatrick 02/8/24 — 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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