Are you looking for a new flooring option? If so, which one is best for you?
Installing new flooring is an investment in the comfort, usability, and resale value of your home. Therefore, it’s essential to find the right flooring solution for your specific needs.
Bulletproof Flooring—Ceramic Tile
Ceramic tile is versatile and can be used on your floors, as well as your walls and other areas of your home. It comes in various shapes and designs such as square, wood-look, and themed or custom designs. Ceramic tile is pretty much bulletproof and is a good option for those who have kids and/or pets because it’s nearly impossible to damage and it’s very easy to keep clean.
Carpet is the perfect solution if you’re looking for something warm and comfortable under your feet. However, not all carpet is created equally; therefore, you should only consider a quality product if you want your investment to hold up to normal wear and tear. Look for things like a lifetime stain guarantee, whether the carpet is looped or stapled (stapled carpet won’t last as long and will present you with excessive fuzz, etc.), and always select a top name brand to ensure you are getting a product with a proven history of quality.
If you’re trying to make a statement or are looking for natural beauty, then stone flooring might be just what you’re looking for. Additionally, stone has a wide variety of options available to you. For example, there are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic stone types. From there you can choose from materials such as granite, limestone, marble, and more. But regardless of which one you select, each will add a natural look to your home and is an extremely durable option that will last a very long time.
Laminate is a popular choice for many because it looks like wood, but it’s a more cost-effective alternative to hardwoods. Laminate is very durable and is pet and family friendly. Additionally, some laminates are even waterproof. However, when it comes down to it, if you want hardwoods, but settle for laminate, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Laminate is great, and it’s very durable, but there’s nothing like having true hardwood flooring when it comes to beauty, elegance, and authenticity. That’s why hardwoods have been the go-to flooring since the 1600’s which leads us to our next topic—new and used (or hidden) hardwoods.
The Hidden Goldmine Under Your Existing Floor—Hardwoods (New and Used)
If you have chosen hardwoods for your new floor, congratulations, you have made a wise choice. Installing new hardwood flooring in your home will make your home feel warm and inviting for years to come. Also, hardwood flooring that has been properly installed will help keep your AC and heat from seeping into the subfloor and other spaces under your floor.
However, if you’ve decided on hardwoods and you have an existing floor, the first thing you should do is do a little digging. Check underneath your existing floor because quite often you will find an original hardwood floor that just needs to be refinished.