Finding the best type of flooring for your home can seem like an overwhelming task given all of the options on the market, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Having a good understanding of the different floor choices and what each one has to offer makes it easier for you to choose the best one for your home. Some factors that influence your choice are your budget, where in your home you plan to install the flooring and how you want your flooring to look and feel. Here are a few simple tips on how to choose the right house flooring option for you and your home.
Tile is one of the most versatile choices in flooring. It’s widely available and one of the most affordable options.
You can get tiles in different sizes and colours and it’s relatively easy to maintain. However, one of the challenges with tile is the possibility of staining and chipping.
Linoleum often gets confused with vinyl. The two are similar in appearance but are very different. Linoleum is considered a top contender for the best floor for a house because it’s highly durable and remains appealing over time.
Linoleum is waterproof because it contains linseed oil, making it ideal for use in bathrooms and kitchens.
Hardwood floors are timeless and can give any room a warm look and feel. This flooring continues to be one of the most coveted types of flooring options for its rich look.
The key is to select the right type of wood for your floors to avoid scratches from heels, chair legs or pet claws.
While cork is not one of the most popular types of flooring, it still has a respectable position in flooring options. It is a renewable resource made from the bark of the cork oak tree. Due to its sponge-like cell structure, cork flooring is impact resistant and has sound-reduction properties.
In the past, it was commonly used in libraries. You can get cork in tiles or planks depending on what style you’re going for. The installation process is very similar to installing engineered wood floors.
Bamboo is a renewable source and is a great option for your flooring because it is durable and impact-resistant, thanks to the cellular structure of the bamboo plant. It’s available in either tiles or planks.
We recommend getting your bamboo prefinished by the manufacturer, which involves applying a high-grade finish in a controlled environment.
Concrete flooring is growing in popularity and creates a beautiful finish. This flooring is ideal if you have a mid-range budget and is often the choice for high-end renovations because it provides lasting beauty. Another plus is that concrete floors are stain resistant.
If you like wood or stone flooring but do not want to deal with the hassle, cost or maintenance required with those types of flooring, luxury vinyl is a great choice.
Many people love it for its texture and the fact that it is thicker than tile.
Wood-look Ceramic Planks
These types of floors are commonly used in doctors’ offices, lawyers’ offices, clothing stores, and local restaurants. They may look like solid wood flooring at first glance, but they are not.
Wood-look ceramic planks are more expensive than luxury vinyl flooring but looks more like wood than any of the other options.
Getting the right floor for your home is an important decision. We have a multitude of options to choose from at Lumara Homes. We’re dedicated to helping you find the best type of flooring for your house. Get in touch with our team for more details.