Like many other parts of a house, the floor also contributes to how your home looks. There are many flooring options, but you have to choose one that matches your personal tastes, lifestyle, and budget. The most common options include engineered wood, hardwood flooring, tile, carpet, and vinyl. Each has unique benefits, and deciding which one is best for you will depend on your needs. Here is a guide to choosing flooring to make your work easier.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring resembles real wood but is more affordable. It is also just as durable with a top layer made of real hardwood. This type of flooring is DIY-friendly as it is easy to install through multiple installation methods. It is moisture resistant compared to real wood. On the downside, it is not fade-resistant, and you can only refinish it once.
Hardwood flooring is made of solid wood. The common hardwood varieties are oak, walnut, maple, and cherry. Its versatility makes it a great flooring option for a lot of homeowners. On the other hand, it is a costly flooring option and does need regular maintenance. For instance, you will need to clean it with a hardwood floor cleaner every month and refinish it every three to five years to keep it looking fresh. But if you factor in that it is durable, increases the home’s value, and goes with different home styles, it is worth the investment.
The vinyl flooring is highly water-resistant. Even if the water stays on the surface for a prolonged period, there will be no damage. Over the last couple of years, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) have become popular due to their durability and availability in many styles. This type of flooring is good for the bathroom, kitchen, basement, and laundry room. It is also easy to maintain, and the installation is DIY-friendly. On the downside, LVT and LVP are costly, and the ROI is not that significant.
This can be the best flooring option for you if you do not want carpet flooring or the cost associated with hardwood or tiles. Laminate flooring comprises several materials, including particleboard wood, a decorative layer, and a plastic protective layer at the top. It is cheaper than wood, DIY-friendly, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. On the flip side, it chips easily, is susceptible to water damage, and does not feel or look like wood.
Tile flooring is perfect for moisture-prone areas like the kitchen and bathroom. Popular tile materials are porcelain and ceramic. But while this material is long-lasting, it is also cold and slippery, expensive, and hard to install.
Carpet flooring is a great option for bedrooms and is available in different materials, colors and textures. Over the years, carpet technology has improved, and you can now get one with stain-resistant qualities. However, it is not the best flooring option if you are prone to allergies.
Whichever flooring option you feel is best for you, Green View Building & Design Company, Inc. can help you with the installation. We specialize in home building and renovation. We have also established a good reputation because of delivering quality services to our customers. Give us a call today about your flooring needs, and we will be happy to help.
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