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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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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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Dale McHenry 06/7/24 — google
I was very impressed with the thorough, professional and detailed estimate I received from Footprints Floors. They were a pleasure to work with.
Rick Gorski 05/14/24 — google
As an experienced interior designer, I would highly recommend John and his crew. They are professional, attentive to detail and provide experience and appropriate knowledge of all things flooring.
Dale Minske 05/14/24 — google
Excellent work, responsive and professional
Gary Whitaker 04/1/24 — google
John is very responsive, reasonably priced and works with great pride in his work.
Sherry Jernigan 03/15/24 — google
We had a hot mess , footprints floors were amazing to work with Great people and they keep their word about when they are coming. They did an absolute amazing job. John is a great man. If you want your flooring to look good and done correctly then call Footprints Floors of the Lowcountry
Inland Harbor 02/16/24 — google
John has been THE most responsive contractor we have ever worked with on any project. His caring and integrity are above board. The workmanship of the crew is excellent. We had a great experience with Footprints.
Gail Siegel 01/22/24 — google
John and his crew are awesome - Floor looks so great after we got flooded by dishwasher - Great price, on time as scheduled and just great folks to work with - My wife is thrilled with the result! Thank you so much!
Brad Hoffman 01/18/24 — google
John was so easy to work with. His installer Mack was a pleasure to have in my home. He was knowledgeable, efficient, on time both days and the floor came out just as I wanted! Thank you for your service!👍👍
Lions Club 01/18/24 — google
John came out for an estimate for our floors after we sustained water damage from a toilet leak. He was the only flooring contractor to respond. He was prompt, courteous, and complete with his assessment of the work to be done. He sent a detailed estimate quickly. I will call him again!
Frankie Thornton 11/12/23 — google
We moved to Savannah from out of state and needed to have the flooring replaced before the arrival of our furniture. The original contractor had many excuses for delaying the installation. We were lucky to find Footprints Floors and our project was put back on track. Their workmanship was excellent, very detailed and the flooring turned out beautifully. The installer was very professional, polite, and responsive to our needs. We highly recommend this company. In fact, we are planning to utilize their services for our upcoming bathroom flooring project.
Cecile Oberle 10/19/23 — google
A few set backs on timing issues, but quality and value set them apart from other contractors. Would recommend them to anyone needing a professional job done!!
Bill Miller 10/2/23 — google
John and his team did great job with our oak flooring restoration. I didn’t think it would be possible to make our old floors look as good as they do now.
Tom Golden 09/5/23 — google
My wife & I used Footprint Floors to install new hardwood flooring in our home we just purchased this past December. The quality of work and attention to detail was excellent. We had other projects going on around the same time & they were extremely professional and concious of the other work being done. Our painter was even impressed saying he "would work behind Footprint Floors anytime".
Frank Valentour 03/23/23 — google
I’m highly satisfied with the work done and will definitely use them again.
celio best 12/29/22 — google
Our representative was friendly, courteous, professional and presented a confidence to move forward with our flooring needs.
Ian Vargo 12/23/22 — google
Excellent service and timely
dave quayle 12/13/22 — google
Although I won’t have my floors refinished right now I still wanted to write a review on how great this company was with the process of giving me a quote. I called on a Wednesday and they were able to schedule me quickly for the next day to have someone come out and take a look. John was professional and informative about what would have to be done to the floors and each of my options and was able to quickly give me an estimate of cost.
M K 10/13/22 — google
John's crew went above our expectations. We love our new floors. Everyone was friendly, professional, on time and worked quickly to get the job done. We highly recommend John and his crew for future projects.
Timothy Bowden 09/8/22 — google
They did an excellent job of repairing my laminate floors. They were on time and worked quickly. I highly recommend this business.
Cindy Johnston 04/21/22 — 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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