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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

Footprints Floors are the best! Not only did they do a fabulous job, but they were a delight to work with. Super recommended. You will be happy you booked with them.
La Dolce Vigna Wine and Culture Travel 11/23/22 — google
Footprints were AMAZING—they saved my original wood floors after another contractor I found on Thumbtack (“Wood Floor Specialist”) did a horrible job. Mick and his team masterfully repaired damaged boards, sanded down the floors, and treated the wood. Very professional; they know what they are doing! My floors now look beautiful. Highly recommend!!!!
Leslie Rosa 11/23/22 — google
I hired Mick and his team to refinish my floors and they did an excellent job. I had to schedule the work quickly because I needed to move in the unit and Mick was able to accommodate me in a short period of time. Once the old coat of color was removed from the floor the team walked me through the different options there were (in terms of chemicals used per coat and their pros and cons) Everything that was promised was delivered in the timeline agreed. No surprises. I would recommend.
Sol Fluhr (SUN) 11/20/22 — google
Mick and his crew are very attentive, helpful and detail oriented. I will definitely use their services in the future, highly recommended.
Murat Aygen 11/13/22 — google
I had a great experience from start to finish with Mick and his team. They were professional, responsive and delivered an exceptional result on my hardwood floor refinish. The project was a game changer to the design of the house and really modernizes the space. I would highly recommend Footprints Floors for your next project if you live in the South Florida area.
Raul Arevalo 11/13/22 — google
Great experience. Easy to work with. I mistakenly didn't order enough tiles and they were nice and promptly rescheduled another day to come and finish the project. Looks great. Can't recommend enough!
Anthony Nunez 11/7/22 — google
Wonderful service!
Alan Cohen 11/4/22 — google
Mick and team were excellent , I am trilled with my Bamboo floor refinished. They delivered on everything they promised.
John Bertuna 10/14/22 — google
We had a great experience working with Footprints. Every aspect of the job was professional and well done. Would definitely recommend them!
Romy Saplicki 10/4/22 — google
hard workers.
D. Peterson 09/26/22 — google
Mick and Richard were extremely professional they are men of there word they did a fabulous job installing my Luxury Vinyl Flooring everything they said they were going to do they did I highly suggest you hire them for your flooring project.
Alan Benes 09/13/22 — google
We couldn't be happier with the beautiful backsplash installation by Dania and Gio! Mick and his team were wonderful to work with! Thank you for helping us finish our dream kitchen!
John Arango 09/6/22 — google
Mick is very professional and detail oriented. He has a great team who worked hard to ensure my floors were finished on time. Something that really makes Mick stand out in the Miami area is that he actually replies to text messages and answers the phone. He also shows up to provide estimates and do the work in a timely manner. I’m looking forward to working with Mick again as I purchase more properties.
sebastian biernat 09/3/22 — google
Mick and his team were excellent to work with. We had LVP floors installed on a very challenging concrete surface. Mick managed to not only install the floors perfectly but also finish the job in a short timeframe. There was very close attention to detail and overall professionalism was top notch. Highly recommend and look forward to working together again.
Anthony Rubino 09/2/22 — google
These are the pros! With excellent customer service. They gave care and attention to detail and treated the project as if it was their own. Call Mick if you need your wood floor refinished!
Cheryl Sanchez 08/20/22 — google
Mick and his team were very professional, going above and beyond expectations to provide a superior flooring installation. He provided extensive guidance on materials and gave me a number of options for installation. I am extremely satisfied with the work of Footprints Floors
Christopher Craven 08/12/22 — google
Mick is very passionate about his business. It was a very simple laminate install in a small room but I felt I got the same time and attention as if I were installing someone a lot more elaborate and expensive. Mick is a good guy and even followed up a few days after.
Gene Ramsey 08/2/22 — google
Mick and his team did an excellent job. Impeccable Customer Service. Very helpful and patient in helping us. We highly recommend Footprints Floors! They are great!!
Esther I Arango 08/1/22 — google
mick was so kind and professional. he was timely and considerate. i woukd recommend him in a heartbeat ! don’t think twice ! hire mick !
Jennifer Lehrfield 07/21/22 — google
Amazing job! Better than expected! I will be using again in the future.
Kathleen Riggio 07/1/22 — 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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