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Remodeling and upgrading your floors on a budget

United Floors has plenty of affordable floor covering options


When it comes to giving your home a facelift, many of us automatically think “paint.” But one sure fire way to instantly improve and update the look of your home is to change your flooring.

Think about it – flooring is a key design element of any house because there’s just so darn much of it! And making a change in the floor covering will have a significant impact on the feel and look of your home. Of course, that square footage is also what can scare people off.

But, the fact is, there are numerous inexpensive ways to upgrade or remodel your floor coverings. And, of course, we have plenty of options and ideas here at United Floors in Courtenay.

Here are some of our favourite ways to perk up your floors on a budget.


Area rugs – a quick, cheap way to upgrade your floor

This first one is a bit of a cheat, because it only affects one specific area or room. That being said, laying down a stylish new area rug can transform any room and make it feel totally different. No installation, no hassle and big pay-off!


Vinyl flooring – sheets, planks and tiles

Vinyl has long been known for its low cost and long-wearing nature, and today’s colours, patterns and textures are very appealing to the eye. Depending on the area you are looking to cover, you can go with sheet, plank or tiles.

Armstrong Luxe Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tiles are popular because they’re another floor covering that’s easy to install yourself. The plank styles are also quick to snap together. Sheets can be a bit unwieldy, particularly if there are numerous obstructions, such as walls and cupboards, etc. The best thing about vinyl is its ability to stand up to moisture, so keep that in mind if water is a concern.


Laminate flooring – the look of luxury without the cost

Laminate flooring, like vinyl, can give the look of a more luxurious wood floor but is much more reasonably priced. It is resistant to stains, scratches and general wear and tear. And its ease of installation makes it a favourite with homeowners.

Generally, laminate must be installed over a light foam underlay, so that expense also has to be factored in. Because it is thicker than vinyl and has the underlay as well as some wood content, laminate is more comfortable for standing on and warmer than vinyl and ceramic tile.


Okay, so there’s some info on how to get a floor that’s within your means. Need help deciding which would work best for your particular situation? Or maybe you want to know about combining floor coverings or need to know if your subfloor is good enough. Let people with flooring expertise provide you with answers.

Come by our Courtenay showroom to see all the different floor coverings we have. Chat with our helpful staff and you’ll be sure to make the right decision. See you soon, here at United Floors at 362 – 10th Street, Courtenay.