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The Ultimate Flooring Don'ts Quiz
by Staff
Did you realize that your floors are the most heavily used part of your home? Knowing what not to do when buying floors can save you a lot of money. Check out our flooring-don'ts quiz to see what floor mistakes you definitely don't want to make.

In rooms where water spills are common, what type of floor should you avoid?

  • vinyl
  • hardwood
  • ceramic tiles

You should select dining room rugs that are large enough. You should leave at least _____inches from the table's edge to the edge of the rug.

  • 5 inches (12.7 centimeters)
  • 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
  • 36 inches (91.44 centimeters)

What type of carpet design should you choose for your stairs?

  • solid colors
  • small patterns
  • both of the above

How can you protect your floor covering from damage during home repairs?

  • Cover and protect your floors before technicians arrive to make repairs
  • Make technicians leave their shoes at the front door.
  • Have an expert floor installer on standby.

What's the best way to prevent tripping over thresholds?

  • Remove them.
  • Replace them.
  • Choose similar floor coverings for adjoining rooms.

What's the best color carpet for high traffic areas?

  • dark blue
  • light blue
  • beige

How much should you spend on flooring for your home?

  • as much as you can afford
  • as little as you can get away with
  • the same as your neighbor

What are some of the hidden charges when buying a new floor covering?

  • delivery
  • installation
  • both of the above

What's an easy and practical way to hide carpet stains?

  • Cover the stains with small pieces of same-colored fabric.
  • Choose a patterned carpet.
  • Choose a wool carpet.

What's the best way to protect stone floors?

  • Use the right type of sealant.
  • Use the right type of mop.
  • Use the right type of detergent.