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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 Cumming / Woodstock 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.


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 Cumming / Woodstock 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 Cumming / Woodstock 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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I contracted with Tim at Footprints to resurface our red oak wood floors. The prep and process was easy as he guided us on what to do and what to expect. We thought there would be a lot of dust and at the end there wasn’t! His crew cleaned every day and were super nice. They had to move all our furniture out and back from the garage and damage nothing! The results exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t be happier! I recommend Tim and his team anyone! Stan
Stan Shaffer 07/16/24 — google
Footprints Floors did an amazing job! They tore out carpet and tile upstairs and laid laminate, downstairs they sanded and refinished our hardwood floors. From my first call to the owner Tim to the last worker leaving my home was amazing! The prices are great, the team he sent to do our job were outstanding! They were all very polite, informative, and they cleaned up! We have 3 more rooms to do in our home, we will definitely be using them again!
Stacey Fairfield 07/2/24 — google
We recently had the absolute good luck to find Tim with Footprints Floors of Northern Atlanta. BEST decision ever. This team was so nice, so thorough, so expert. We felt taken care of from start to finish, we cannot praise this group enough! So professional, great communication from start to finish. If you need flooring or any other service they provide, don't hesitate. We had the flooring in our entire over 3K ft. home replaced with a new product, wide plank flooring and it looks so so good. I'm over the moon w/how my home looks and when we're ready to remodel our primary bathroom suite, I'll be thrilled to have them back. Best pricing out of all the other companies we had come and quote for the job. When I ordered the flooring from Dalton Home Gallery, they didn't deliver it straight to our home (and didn't tell me before hand we'd have to arrange our own pick up from their location) and our job was starting! Tim made some calls and got the floors delivered that day. Even this emergency delivery was handled with care, the delivery drivers were also kind and caring. It is clear that Tim surrounds himself w/kind professionals who do an amazing job. We tipped the heck out of all of them, because the service was SO GOOD!!! 🥰
Wendy Webber Poteat 06/20/24 — facebook
Footprints was one of 4 contractors that I had to come to give me a quote for my whole house, where I was laying a vinyl floor in. And what a blessing it was from the moment Mr. Tim walked into my home. Not only was his the best price, but so was his advice. As far as his team goes, a 5 ⭐ wouldn't begin to get the rating these young men deserves. They were polite, respectful, accommodating, and more. And not one ugly or foul word came out of there mouth. Would ask if I wanted or needed them to do anything else, change anything, if I'm not happy or a problem should arrive after they leave, call them and they will be here. Thanks again men and Mr. Tim. May God bless y'all and keep his Holy Spirit upon y'all.
Juanita Pongrance 06/17/24 — google
The crew did an excellent job! I came home and couldn't even tell anyone had been working in the house. Completely dust free!
jeff phillips 05/17/24 — google
Very pleased with the flooring and installation. Friendly crew and Professional. FOOTPRINTS FLOORS are #1. Great company, Leadership.
Roger Strange 05/8/24 — google
The floors and staircase look amazing. I will use Footprints for all my future projects and recommend others do the same!
Loften Davis 04/26/24 — google
Tim and team are awesome. Tim was prompt and professional when given the quote, no hidden cost, very about what was in scope and what was out of scope. He communicated throughout the entire process. The crew was wonderful as well, very professional and polite. The work itself was beyond our expectations. If you are looking for great work and a contract who holds to his word and easy to get a hold of, then Tim is your guy
Mike Link 04/11/24 — google
It was good choice in selecting FootPrints Flooring to replace the flooring in 5 rooms. The work surpassed my expectations and I am amazed at the fitting around the fireplace hearth. After they got the glued down flooring up they completed the installation of the bamboo h/w flooring in one day. Yes, I would recommended these guys and if I need more floors replaced I will be contacting them to do the work.
Robert Finney 03/29/24 — google
Footprints was a pleasure to work with. The owner was very helpful and responsive, and the crew was amicable, considerate and knowledgeable. The hardwood floors and bathroom tile look great! Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased. Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth Hamilton-Fowler 02/8/24 — google
I have nothing but good things to say about Tim Busbee and his crew. I had hardwood floors installed in my bedroom. They were professional, neat and executed the project with beautiful results. Tim also had the best pricing compared to several other companies. I found a smart businessman who knows how to exceed customers' expectations. You can't go wrong to them. From and extremely satisfied customer!
Bob Mertz 01/25/24 — google
Awesome crew did a Amazing job my floor looks Great! Glad I went with Footprints Floors
James Broughton 12/5/23 — google
I can not say enough about what an amazing job this company did on my floors. From the initial estimate all the way to the completion of the project, the communication with excellent, work was completed on time and the end product was beautiful. I would without hesitation recommend Tim and Footprints Floors for all your flooring needs.
Kristy Grayson 10/6/23 — google
I now have a beautiful tile floor in my downstairs bedroom thanks to Tim & his wonderful crew. Davon & his son did an absolutely wonderful job. Scheduling was somewhat difficult due to Coved but Tim always kept me informed & updated. I can't speak to value because it is all expensive to me but I do know that it was worth it. Thanks guys!
Suzette Landau 08/8/23 — google
First class experience. On time, fantastic communication throughout, and excellent craftsmanship. Highly recommend Tim and his company!
Terry Phillips 06/26/23 — google
Tim and his team refinished my hardwoods that were in rough shape. They did an amazing job, finished on time, and keep me in the loop the whole time. The floors look better than they did when they were brand new. I would highly recommend them!
JR Downs 06/8/23 — google
Great service, competitive pricing, great quality. Tim and his team were great to work with. Professional in every way, definitely recommend.
Trey Moon 03/30/23 — google
Tim was very personable and knowledgeable and the customer service was awesome. The crew he has is A+. I will be using them again soon for my tiling job. Highly recommend Footprints Floors.
Sandra Tant 02/23/23 — google
We used Footprints Floors to remodel the main staircase in our home and we would do it again in an instant! Tim, the owner, was very responsive, courteous, and helpful throughout the whole process. The work was beautifully done and I am beyond happy with how it turned out. The work was also done for the agreed-upon price, and there were no increases at all to the estimate. The price Tim quoted was the price we paid. The work crew was very thoughtful and diligent and treated our home and everyone in it with the utmost respect. Whenever they left for the day, they cleaned after themselves so well that we could hardly tell they were there, hard at work tearing out and replacing a staircase. The whole experience was wonderful and I would call them again if I ever needed any flooring work done at my home.
Matt Ramsey 02/21/23 — google
Footprints Floors is amazing. Tim Busbee is a great guy…answered all my questions, provided a competitive estimate and was present throughout the project. His “team” installed my new wood floors quickly and beautifully. They were professional, timely and pleasant! I would definitely recommend Footprint Floors.
Karen F 02/2/23 — 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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