Changing the floor in a family room is a relatively easy project to undertake yet it creates such a dramatic effect. Depending on the style of your home and your preferences, you could choose carpet, wood flooring, or even tile flooring. The family room usually gets a lot of use and is an entertainment focus in home. Selecting the right flooring may depend on how you typically use your family room and tying it into existing furniture as well as the television and electronic components.
If you choose carpet, you need to remember to budget for padding. If you select tile, you should budget for a mortar bed to set the tile as well as the grout. If you select a wood product, you might also want to budget for some rugs that sit on top of the wood.
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The first step in the process is to move all the furniture from the room. You might also want to carefully remove any baseboards. Then you will need to remove the existing flooring.
The installation process depends on what product you chose for your flooring. Here is a quick of video from the DIY Network on the various steps for carpet installation. For many people, hiring a professional contractor might be a more effective solution.