What Types of Flooring Should You Get

If you're considering new flooring for your home, then choosing the right type can be a tough decision. There are so many different types, colors, patterns and textures that it's hard to know where to start! The good news is that there are some simple guidelines you can follow when deciding what kind of flooring will best suit your needs. This blog post will discuss the various types of flooring available and help you make an informed decision about which ones would work best in your home.

Wood flooring in living room

Wood Flooring

Wood is a classic choice that has been used for years. It's beautiful, luxurious looking, and it can be stained to match any decor perfectly.

There are two types of wood flooring: solid hardwood which comes from trees like oak or maple, and engineered hardwoods made up of layers of wood glued together to create the finished product.

Solid hardwood is more expensive, but it's a good choice if you prefer the look of real wood and want to have your flooring last for years to come. Engineered hardwoods are cheaper than solid woods because they're made with layers that can be glued together instead of cut from trees one by-one.

Man installing laminate flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a popular choice because it's very easy to install, and you can choose from various finishes that make it look like stone or wood.

There are two types of laminate floors: click-lock (most common) and floating. Click-lock laminates snap together easily for faster installation while floating laminate flooring requires a special locking system that will need to be installed by professionals.

Floating laminate is more expensive, but it looks better and won't creak like the click-lock type does when people walk on them. Laminated floors are also very durable and can last for years if they're properly cared for.

Tile flooring in a bathroom

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is another popular choice for many reasons. It's easy to clean, it comes in hundreds of different styles and colors so you can choose one that matches your home perfectly, and they're extremely durable. There are several types of tile flooring including ceramic (most common), porcelain (heaviest type) and natural stone.

Ceramic tile is the most common type of flooring because it's affordable, easy to clean and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Porcelain tiles are very durable but they're also heavy so you'll need professional help when installing them. Natural stone tiles are very durable and can last for decades if they're properly cared for.

You can find tile flooring that looks like wood, porcelain floors that look like ceramic, or natural stones in many different colors to match your home's decor.

Man and woman picking out cork flooring sampl

Cork Flooring

Cork is a popular eco-friendly flooring choice because it's made from tree bark which regrows every few years so cork trees don't have to be cut down.

Cork floors are easy to install, they're waterproof and very durable if they're sealed properly during installation. They can also be installed over radiant heat for a more comfortable floor.

These are just some of the many types of flooring available for your home. However you choose to decorate your space, there is a type of flooring available. Talk with our team and get a quote today!