What’s your best flooring option?
Are you thinking about replacing flooring in your home? There are many things to consider before you commit. Every room in your home—from high traffic rooms to humid bathrooms—has challenges. Flooring that’s right for one area might not be suitable in another. Here is a list of the most popular flooring options for your home and the rooms for which they are best suited.
1. Hardwoods – Dining, Living, Family Room
Wood is one of the most popular hard-surface flooring types, even beating out vinyl and porcelain tile. However, it might not be conducive for areas such as the kitchen or laundry room where many accidental spills can occur. Hardwood flooring is best used in rooms that do not have much traffic, such as the dining room, living room, and family room. It’s beautiful, stylish, and comes in a variety of designs and styles.
Hardwood not only looks nice and is easy to clean and maintain, but it adds great value to your home.
2. Porcelain Tile – Kitchen, Bathroom
Although wood is a great flooring option aesthetically, it does not stand up well to high-traffic areas such as the kitchen or bathroom since it is more prone to denting and damage. Dining room chairs drag back and forth and heavy objects fall from the countertop to the floor. Kitchen flooring and bathroom flooring require the most durable material in your home.
Porcelain tile flooring is durable, strong, water resistant, resilient against scratches, and can stand up to most of the abuse in these rooms. It comes in a variety of materials, sizes, and styles that can fit any décor. It is also low-maintenance and will last a lifetime.
3. Laminate – Kitchen, Bathroom
In addition to tile, laminate is another great option for the kitchen and bathroom. Because it’s durable and great for high-traffic areas, it is also great for pets since it is easy to clean, does not easily scratch, and won’t stain. Additionally, laminate is made from pressed wood. Many of the styles can look like real tile or wood which makes it a great choice for homeowners.
4. Carpet – Family Room, Sitting Room
Although carpet is a popular option for the home, it does require maintenance. Even if frequently vacuumed, it may still contain hidden dirt. However, there are many benefits to adding carpet to your home. Carpet is easy on the feet, insulates floors, can absorb sound, and help save energy. Also—with hundreds of styles, patterns, colors, and cuts—carpet can match any décor in your home.
5. Vinyl – Basement, Bathroom, Laundry Room
Like carpet, vinyl is comfortable, quiet, and durable. It’s great for laundry rooms since it can absorb much of the sound from washing machines and dryers. Vinyl will also work well in bathrooms because it adds warmth and is resistant to moisture. In addition, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, which resemble stone and wood respectively, have the most realistic looks. And because it contains no wood fibers, it can stand up to high-traffic conditions.
No matter what type of flooring you choose for your home, All Star Construction, Inc can help. With almost 40 years home remodeling experience, we can handle every home improvement project imaginable. Call today for your free estimate.