Your Flooring Questions Answered

Welcome to Georgia Floors Direct in Lakeland’s Flooring FAQs!

At Georgia Floors Direct in Lakeland, we understand that choosing the right flooring for your home can depend on your lifestyle and existing décor. There’s a lot to consider: from durability and maintenance to aesthetics and cost. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we receive about flooring, answered in detail by our experts. Whether you’re installing new floors or just researching your options, we’re here to help you make an informed decision.

What Type of Flooring Is Best for High-Traffic Areas?
When it comes to high-traffic areas in your home or business, durability and ease of maintenance are key considerations. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP), porcelain tile, and high-density laminate are among the top choices for these areas. They are designed to withstand constant wear and tear while maintaining their appearance over time.

How Do I Choose the Right Hardwood Flooring for My Home?
Selecting the right hardwood flooring involves considering the room’s purpose, moisture levels, and your lifestyle. For areas with higher moisture, engineered hardwood might be a better option than solid wood. Additionally, consider whether your home has pets or children, which could influence your choice of wood species based on hardness and resistance to scratches.

Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Existing Tile Floors?
Yes, you can install laminate flooring over tile as long as the existing floor is level and in good condition. It’s important to assess the current flooring for any damage or height issues and to install a proper underlayment to ensure stability and noise reduction.

What Are the Benefits of Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof flooring options such as luxury vinyl, porcelain tile, and specially treated laminate offer exceptional protection against spills, stains, and water damage. These options are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements where moisture is common. Beyond its practicality, waterproof flooring also comes in various styles and finishes, making it easy to match your decor.

How Often Should Carpet Be Replaced?
The lifespan of carpet flooring depends on its material, usage, and maintenance. On average, carpet in a residential setting should be replaced every 10 years. However, high-traffic areas may need more frequent replacements. Signs that your carpet needs replacing include visible wear and tear, persistent odors, and allergen buildup.

Does Georgia Floors Direct have Carpet In stock?
Yes. In fact, Georgia Floors Direct has the largest in-stock inventory of carpet in Lakeland.

Is Eco-Friendly Flooring Worth the Investment?
Eco-friendly flooring, such as bamboo, cork, and reclaimed hardwood, is not only better for the environment but can also improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency in your home. While the initial investment might be higher, the long-term benefits, including durability and ease of maintenance, often justify the cost.

Have More Questions?
If your question wasn’t covered in our FAQ, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team at Georgia Floors Direct is always here to provide personalized advice and guide you through the flooring selection process. Visit us in-store or contact us at (863) 853-3220.

Why Choose Us?
Georgia Floors Direct has been a trusted name in Lakeland for over 20 years, offering a wide range of high-quality flooring solutions tailored to meet our customers’ needs. Our commitment to expert guidance, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing sets us apart. Let us help you create the perfect foundation for your space.