If you’re buying a new home or townhome in Utah, you have an amazing amount of freedom to choose the interior finishes you prefer – including your flooring.
Our northern Utah lifestyle and climate can be hard on your floors. The type of flooring you choose will determine how long it lasts and how much time you must spend on maintenance and upkeep.
Many new home buyers agonize over whether to upgrade their new home’s flooring from the builder’s included standards. If you choose the right new home builder, you may not want to upgrade your selections. However, any money you spend on upgrading your flooring will provide a good return on investment – if you make the right choices.
Types of New Home Flooring
Today’s new home flooring options include a variety of hard- and soft-surface options, including:
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Engineered wood (laminate)
- Ceramic tile
- Natural stone
- No-wax vinyl
Some popular options today include sustainable cork and bamboo, both of which offer style, durability and minimal maintenance.
You might be delighted to see how much vinyl flooring has evolved over the past few years. Advanced technology has given a variety of affordable, low-maintenance options that feature a deep, elegant appearance that endures for years, even under heavy use.
Learning About Your New Home Builder’s Standard Flooring
New home builders choose base products that deliver the most value to buyers while keeping costs as low as possible.
Because wet areas – kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, entryways, etc. – are subject to more messes and wear and tear, many builders will include hard surface flooring in these locations. This helps the flooring last longer and makes it easier to maintain, reducing the time you have to spend cleaning.
Carpeting is a popular option for bedrooms and living areas, as it provides a soft and comfortable walking surface – especially important during our colder months. Carpeting is also a highly cost-effective option, which is why most builders specify this flooring for new houses and townhomes.
When you visit the model home center, a sales associate will provide you with a list of included features. They may also have color boards that illustrate what the standard flooring looks like.
Making Your New Home Flooring Selections
Once you begin the new home purchase process, you will visit the builder’s design center to make your finish selections.
There, you can see and feel the base selections and compare those to other options. Even if you choose to stay with the builder’s standard selections, you will typically have the opportunity to choose the colors that best enhance your interior design palette.
At the Wright Homes design center, you will have the opportunity to browse a wide range of options for your flooring. Even if you do choose to make upgrades, you will benefit from the affordable pricing available from our preferred suppliers and the convenience of having your flooring professionally installed and ready for you at move-in.
Our standard features vary from community to community, but we are known for including durable, high-quality flooring in our base price. Visit us today or browse our website for the most up-to-date listing of our new home and townhome communities throughout northern Utah.