The flooring situation has always been a challenge when remodeling a home. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be able to salvage the old floors and if you’re not, you’ll need to consider investing in new flooring.
Thankfully, many flooring options can fit your home, style, and even your budget. Depending on your budget, you can pick different types of flooring materials and colors.
Without further ado, here are the 6 most popular flooring options for your home.
- Hardwood flooring
Hardwood floors are considered to be one of the most luxurious and expensive flooring options out there. However, we must mention that they are also cost-effective because hardwood floors are durable and easy to maintain and don’t collect dust and other allergens.
Hardwood floors are very popular because they come in a wide variety of types and looks. Some of the typical hardwood floors are made from oak, cherry, pine, fir, maple, birch, and beech, to name a few.
Solid hardwood floors are truly incomparable, their classic look and elegance give off the feeling of comfort and coziness. These types of floors provide a perfect background for many decorating looks, plus you can stain and re-satin them with any colour you want.
While hardwood floors are currently very popular, carpets are making a solid comeback. This is probably thanks to the new, innovative carpeting options on the market.
Carpets are great options for bedrooms, living rooms, and dens, whereas other floorings may seem a bit colder and uncomfortable. Carpets give off the feeling of coziness, warmth, and comfort.
Carpeting options are also vast, they come in different shapes, colours, materials, sizes – there is no way you won’t be able to find something appropriate for your home. Just visit your local carpet store and check out what they have to offer.
Some of the most typical carpet materials include wool, nylon, polyester, acrylic, and polypropylene. Each of these carpet materials comes with a set of different pros and cons, so you’ll have to find out what works best for you.
Number three on our list goes to vinyl flooring. If you’re looking for durable, flexible, and very resilient flooring – vinyl is for you. It’s made from PVC plastic and felt which is precisely why it’s so low-maintenance, water-resistant, and cost-effective.
This type of flooring is ideal for high foot traffic areas, and even moist places. Vinyl flooring is comfortable to walk on and much warmer than tile.
Vinyl flooring also comes in a wide variety of colours, types, and sizes. The great thing about this flooring is that it can simulate the look of most materials – so your vinyl floors can look like wood, tile, or stone, to name a few.
- Engineered wood flooring
Engineered wood flooring is made of multiple layers of timber and a thin veneer of wood on top. It’s a perfect substitute for hardwood flooring and in some cases, it performs even better than solid hardwood. For example, engineered hardwood performs better in humid areas and it’s also heath and water-resistant.
Engineered flooring is easy to install and often, it can even be installed over a concrete subfloor. And of course, we can’t go on without mentioning that this type of flooring is cheaper than hardwood and you practically get the same look!
- Ceramic tile
If you don’t mind the cold and hard underfoot, then ceramic tiles may just be the ideal flooring for you. Some of the common places where you’d find tiles include bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, porches, and terraces. Hallways are also great candidates for tile flooring since they get heavy foot traffic.
Tiles, especially ceramic tiles are durable, easy to maintain – they are pretty low-maintenance. The best thing about tiles is all the different sizes, colours, and shapes they come in.
There are four main types of ceramic tiles which include porcelain, glazed ceramic, terracotta, and quarry tile. Porcelain is the most durable, dent, and scratch-resistant type of tile flooring out of all of these types.
As far as how it’s built, laminate flooring can be compared with engineered wood. Laminate flooring is made up of a top layer that is usually a photograph under a clear coating over plywood or a compressed fibre. This is why laminate can look like wood, stone, tile, or anything else.
You can install laminate floors over just about any surface, including your existing flooring. They are pretty inexpensive, low-maintenance and stain, scratch, and dent-resistant.
So there you have it, the 6 best flooring options. There are so many options available that you are sure to find something affordable and stylish. The beauty of flooring materials is that you can combine them to create a unified style in your home. We hope that this article helped you decide on and choose the best flooring for your home.