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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 Warner Robins / Macon 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 Warner Robins / Macon 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 Warner Robins / Macon 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

Michael and his crew at Footprints Floors did an excellent job from beginning to end. Great communication- which is hard to find these days. Very pleased with my tile backsplash paired with quartz countertops installed by Majestic Kitchen & Bath.
David Yelverton 06/4/24 — google
Footprints did such a great job restoring the floors in my 1900’s home. They were able to repair the broken flooring and brought it from looking dull and dirty to absolutely beautiful! Very happy with how fast they got the job done and fit me into the schedule. Will definitely use them again for future projects.
Amanda V 05/16/24 — google
I had a great experience with Footprints Floors. They were professional and did the job well. I confidently recommend them.
Sasha Sol 05/14/24 — google
What a great perience! If you're on the fence , don't be. I know you'll be as happy as I am.
Mary Clement 04/25/24 — google
100% recommend!! Michael and his crew are very professional and do amazing work!
Jamie Brown 04/23/24 — google
Mike was amazing throughout the process. He was very professional and communicated with me every step of the way. I will definitely be reaching out to Footprint Floors again.
Hu Whitten 04/13/24 — google
Had 2 bathrooms remodeled. Excellent workmanship. Both bathes are so beautiful!!! I still have 2 bathrooms and a kitchen to remodel. Will definitely use Mike Brown at Footprints Floora of Middle GA.
Kim Wendler 03/20/24 — google
These guys were amazing! Michael is very involved in insuring the project run smoothly and is done correctly. They came in to fix work that a previous flooring company did, and knocked it out of the park. Sandra, the team lead, was on site everyday Always willing to answer questions and make suggestions. My only regret is that I didn’t go with this company to begin with. Trust me, don’t make that same mistake. :)
Cameron Foss 03/5/24 — google
Footprints Floors is the BEST! Best quality and service in Middle Georgia!!
Courtney Tabb 03/2/24 — google
Footprints Floors was phenomenal. Michael was very responsive and explained everything. Daniel, the lead installer did an excellent job with his crew. Our home looks so much more bright and open, and we can’t recommend Footprints Floors enough.
Brent Bott 03/1/24 — google
I love, love, love my new tile flooring. Footprints provided a five-star experience. Nothing negative to share. The owner is very personable and the installers were experts at their craft! If I have more flooring needs, I won't hesitate to call Footprints.
SHERIE W 02/28/24 — google
Highly recommend! Michael and his crews do an amazing job!
Shanna Brown 02/11/24 — google
Footprints Floors was amazing to work with. Michael is a honest and genuine person. Our project was not easy and he went out of his way to make sure the job was done correctly. The installation crew was exceptional! Highly recommend!!
Dan Hermansen 02/3/24 — google
We’ve used Footprints twice. Both times we were very satisfied. Everyone is very polite and professional. The quality of work is phenomenal. And the whole process is easy. Highly recommend.
Clayton Kendrick 10/5/23 — google
Michael was super nice & friendly. He explained everything to me in full details.
Tomeka 09/13/23 — google
They were all very professional and fast. They did a great job. Can’t wait for the new tile shower
Robert Byrne 03/15/23 — google
100% recommended! Excellent customer service, fair price, quality work and on time! Thank you for my beautiful new floors!
Marcie Warnock 05/26/22 — google
We hired Footprints Floors to refinish just under 900 square feet of hardwood flooring. Michael was a pleasure to deal with. He was knowledgeable about the process and products and he always promptly returned calls/ texts/ emails and answered questions throughout the process. The team that refinished our floors was professional and efficient. The end result turned out great.
Burt Evans 04/20/22 — google
Great experience working with Michael and his team. They did such an awesome job on my living room and spare bedrooms that I had them come back to do the Master bedroom and closet. Great communicators, friendly service, and great work. If you need new flooring they will definitely deliver. Thank you Guys!!
J. Kelli Yaneris-Peacock 11/16/21 — google
Great service and wonderful experience using these guys!!! Highly recommend for all your flooring needs!
J Harbin 07/29/21 — 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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