On Saturday, November 18, you’ll be able to take a class at Katy’s Maud Marks Library. It’s called, “Be a Smart Shopper” and it’s something we can all use, whether we’re looking for products or services: www.thekatynews.com by the Katy News.

You want to be a smart shopper when it comes to flooring, not only because of the big investment involved, but also because the flooring you choose must fit with your lifestyle. Let’s face it: There are a lot of choices out there and they’re all great. But if you make the wrong choice for you, you will only end up wasting a lot of time and money.

At Katy’s A+ Floors 4 You, that’s the last thing we want you to experience.

For instance, if you are thinking about laminate flooring, ask yourself:

1. What is my budget? Laminate flooring is an incredible mimic of many materials, such as hardwood, tile or stone. It even has texturing, so it can reproduce the surface texture of natural materials, giving it a distressed or hand-scraped look.

It costs a lot less than those materials, so it is a high-quality, budget-friendly choice.

2. Do I have kids, pets or heavy foot traffic? Laminate flooring is one of the best options for families with kids, because of its durability. Laminate flooring comes with a top layer, called the “wear layer.” That makes it scratch-resistant, so let your kids drag the pull-toys, chairs and toy trucks, and let them use crayons and markers.

Also worth a mention: Laminate flooring is softer than some of the other flooring types, so you won’t need to worry about those hard falls.

3. Do I need easy-to-clean? You may not have a lot of time, and you really don’t want to shudder every time one of your kids picks up a crayon or one of your lipsticks. Almost anything can be wiped off laminate flooring. Again, it’s that wear layer, so just wipe with a damp cloth and, if necessary, a little nail polish remover.

4. Does my family have allergies or asthma? There’s just no place for a dust mite, dander or other particles, and some manufacturers use low-emitting adhesives so indoor air quality remains stable. Be sure to mention this to your flooring expert.

Laminate flooring, known as a family-friendly material, is a stylish, durable, easy maintenance and affordable product. A+ Floors 4 You servicesKaty, TX and the surrounding areas. The company also carries a large inventory of carpet, hardwood, tile, luxury vinyl, vinyl, cork and stone.