At Artisan Built Communities, we take pride in offering
personalized options for our buyers! This is especially true when it comes to
the many flooring possibilities for our homes. Different flooring options have
a big influence on design and purpose in a home, and our homebuyers at The Georgian and NatureWalk at Seven Hills
have access to many different styles of flooring that's as unique as their
All homes at The Georgian and NatureWalk at Seven Hills come
standard with Level 1 Shaw Floors carpet and luxury vinyl plank (LVP). LVP
flooring is found in the kitchen, breakfast area, pantry, all bathrooms, foyer
and laundry room, while all other rooms feature carpet as the standard flooring
option. In addition, all homebuyers can elect to upgrade their Level 1 flooring
to higher levels if desired. And, tile and hardwood floors are available as
upgrades for these areas in your home.
Let's break down the various materials and benefits, how to
care for these floors and the colors available for you to select at the Artisan
Built Communities design center.
Here at Artisan Built Communities, we offer two levels of
carpet. Level 1 carpet is available in six different colors. Level 2 carpet offers
three different textured styles - Graceful Finesse, Highland Charm and Vintage
Style - each offering twelve color options.
Benefits and Care of Carpet
Carpet is still the most popular, affordable flooring
choice. Today's carpet is environmentally friendly - in fact, it's the lowest
VOC-emitting flooring choice available. And, it's engineered to resist staining
and withstand heavy foot traffic.
Carpet acts as a natural insulator, providing additional
warmth in colder seasons, making it a great way to save money on utility costs
while reducing energy usage. A wall-to-wall carpeted room resists the movement
of heat through the floor of the home.
Carpet is easy to care for with regular vacuuming extending its
life. Plus, all Shaw carpet comes with R2X stain and soil technology that
protects your carpet.
Vinyl Plank Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring has become increasingly
popular due to it durability and cleaning ease. LVP is the best choice for
high-traffic areas, and families with kids or pets. Plus, current technology
allows LVP to look nearly identical to wood, tile or stone flooring options.
At Artisan Built, we offer three levels of LVP, and each has
unique characteristics. Level 1, also know as Impact, offers seven colors and
comes equipped with Armourbead™, a wear layer that offers astounding
Level 2 is the Anvil Plus vinyl floors and is available in
10 colorways. Anvil Plus is a waterproof option ideal for areas prone to
splashes and spills, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, it comes standard
with Soft Silence®, an acoustical pad for noise reduction and added comfort.
Level 3 is Shaw Floors' Lazio Plus line. This vinyl comes in
eight wood-style options and is 100% waterproof, durable and easy to clean.
Like our Level 2 LVP, this line includes Soft Silence®.
Benefits and Care of LVP
LVP is continuing to increase in popularity as technology
continues to make it nearly indistinguishable from the surface it's mimicking.
Its durability makes it ideal for use in high-traffic places, as well as in areas
where hardwood is typically not used such as bathrooms.
LVP is also popular for its ease in cleaning. Be sure to
clean up big spills as soon as you can. We recommend using furniture floor
protectors to prevent damage from moving or sliding furniture. Daily removal of
dirt and dust is important and can be done by sweeping, dust mopping and
Here at Artisan Built, we offer many tile options as an
additional upgrade. We have four levels available to choose from.
Level 1 has three different styles of tile
available in 13x13 squares. Each design offers 3 different colors, so there is
variety to choose from.
Level 2 offers 12x24 plank-style tile in the
Omega and Milan lines, as well as 13x13 square tiles from the Prism line.
Level 3 offers a more luxurious style of tile with
four different options available. This level includes both 13x13 square and
12x24 plank options, with many of the styles appear as natural wood, marble or
other high-end surfaces.
Level 4 offers tile with modern, colorful
patterns, as well as luxury Carrara options.
Care of Tile
Tile is extremely resilient when it comes to showing wear
and tear, and is ideal for high traffic areas. It's also water resistant.
However, it's hard surface can wreak havoc when heavy objects are dropped,
causing damage to both the dropped item and the tile itself.
Tile is also fairly low maintenance. Spills should be
cleaned up as soon as possible to avoid stains and slip/fall hazards. Simple
mopping and sweeping is ideal for cleaning tile. Periodically, tile flooring
will need to be deep cleaned using a brush scrubber and neutral cleaner, and
sealant should be applied once every 4 to 5 years.
Hardwood flooring is also available as an additional upgrade
to your new Paulding County home. We offer traditional and wide plank flooring
in a variety of colorways, from light wood to dark browns and everything in
Benefits and Care of Hardwood
Generally speaking, hardwood floors are still considered the
nicest flooring option and add the most value in your home.
Hardwood floors are easily maintainable if done correctly.
Daily sweeping and vacuuming are good habits to keep. Occasional mopping will
be needed. We recommend not using any oil-based wax, polish or ammoniated
products because they can dull your floor's finish. For any flooring that is
not carpet, we always recommend using rugs or entry mats to help contain dirt,
sand or other grit that can be tracked into your home.
Interested in further exploring the flooring options and
upgrades available at our Artisan Built communities? Stop by our design center
at NatureWalk at Seven Hills today to take a look at the styles we have
available and sit down with our designer to select the upgrades for your
Artisan Built home. While you're there, be sure to tour the homes in our model
park for some inspiration and to see these luxurious flooring choices in
To learn more about Artisan Built Communities and our new
homes in Paulding County, contact us here.