Residential Flooring Options
Ceramic Tile Flooring
A flooring that holds up well against scratches, dents, and moisture, ceramic tile flooring is also water and stain resistant. Ceramic tile flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, materials, and shapes, making it a design favorite for many.
Heavy use may lend itself to the occasional scratch or chip with ceramic tile, though repair is simpler than other floorings by replacing only the damaged area.
The most versatile and affordable flooring material on the market today, vinyl flooring also offers more attractive styles and options than ever.
Vinyl flooring is typically the easiest to install. Available in sheets, tiles, and planks, vinyl flooring can be installed over a wide variety of surfaces, from concrete to wood.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Combining the beautiful colors and textures of ceramic tile with the durability of vinyl flooring makes luxury vinyl tile more popular than ever. And like vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tile can be installed on many types of existing flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
Looking for the look of a hardwood floor, but without the cost and maintenance? Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) – also well known as luxury vinyl flooring – resembles classic hardwood floors with their wood plank design, and comes in a deep assortment of natural wood looks.
Luxury Vinyl Plank is more difficult to remove, and the top coat is typically not UV resistant. So keep those in mind when you’re consulting with your flooring contractor.
For durability, hardwood flooring stands on its own. The rich, traditional look and feel of hardwood is unmatched even with Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring.
From traditional to modern, hardwood floors can be stained to fit an existing look or go for a new one. Hardwood flooring also comes in several woods such as walnut, oak, and cherry.
Along with the beauty of wood floors comes a higher cost. Hardwood flooring materials can run 2-3 times more than many vinyl floors. The sub-flooring that hardwood floors require can also impact cost.
Engineered Wood Flooring
As the name implies, this flooring consists of a thin layer of hardwood that’s applied to a base of high-quality plywood. Engineered wood floors are less expensive and easier to install than solid hardwood floors.
One limitation of engineered wood flooring is fewer wood options than you’ll find with hardwood flooring. Still, many opt for an engineered wood floor in the kitchen, with a solid hardwood floor in the living areas.
As the most affordable flooring option, laminate flooring continues to offer an ever widening variety of looks and styles to more closely simulate wood and stone.
Laminate flooring is scratch, dent, stain, and fade resistant. Warmer under foot in winter than ceramic tile, laminate flooring is also great for areas more prone to moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms. And cleaning is easy with a dust mop or damp cloth.
On the flip side, laminate can stain, and even warp, from standing water. Foot traffic will be louder. Laminate flooring can not be refinished. And the contribution to your home’s worth will be less than a hardwood floor, should you choose to sell your home.
You deserve a solid and stunning new floor today!
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