There are few features in your home that combine form and function the way that flooring does. It literally lays the foundation for everything else that happens in your home. With so many options available, it is no wonder homeowners feel overwhelmed making this important decision. So, to help you navigate the world of flooring, we look at some of the most popular options out there – in the hopes of making the choice as stress free as possible.
Hardwood Flooring. The two main types of this flooring are: solid wood, like the name implies consists of one solid piece of wood, while engineered wood flooring is a thin veneer of hardwood applied to plywood. Hardwoods are on the more expensive end of the spectrum; however, they are a good investment as they are long lasting and can even increase the value of your home.
Stone Flooring. Like hardwoods, stone is another timeless material that looks classic and can add value to your home. Stone is durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, which is good for bathrooms, kitchens, patios or anywhere you put it really.
Vinyl Flooring. This resilient flooring ranges from peel-and-stick tiles to luxury vinyl tile (LVT), a versatile and economic flooring option that mimics the appearance of natural materials like hardwood or stone. Although vinyl is a very affordable material, it is not suited for moisture prone areas as it is only water resistant, not waterproof.
Carpet. Not only is carpet an acoustic and thermal insulator, but the soft texture also warms up a space and is comfortable under foot. The typical lifespan is 5-10 years and is likely not the best option for allergy sufferers.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile. A wise choice for either the kitchen or bathroom, the scratch, dent, stain and discoloring resistant material is waterproof and moisture resistant and have a long lifespan.
Concrete. No longer just for your garage or patio. If you are looking for an industrial, modern statement in your home, concrete can be a cost effective and enduring material that can be finished to your liking.
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