Choosing a Flooring Material

July 8, 2017

When it comes to choosing the right material for your floor, it should go without saying that a little research is going to go a long way. Certain floor materials lend themselves well to certain rooms. This is the first thing to keep in mind, but there are other elements you will want to consider, too.

Simply put, the better you understand your options, the easier it will be to choose a flooring material that will provide years of aesthetic charm, resale value and protection.

Which type of flooring material is right for me?

In terms of both the appearance and finishing of your project, choosing the right type of flooring material can make all the difference.

With that in mind, here are six flooring types you’re going to want to explore in greater detail:

1. Ceramic Tiles

If you need your flooring to be waterproof, ceramic tiles are your best bet. This is why ceramic tiles are such a common sight in bathrooms. Remember that floors featuring a high-gloss finish can be lovely, but they can also be highly prone to scratches.

2. Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring brings together the essential components of durability and beauty in flooring. Maple, cherry, oak, pine, birch, and walnut are just a few of the wood types that are used in hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring can stand the test of time on every possible front.

3. Laminate Flooring

If you want a flooring type that’s going to be easy on the wallet, laminate flooring is certainly worth exploring. Burns, scratches, and chips are rarely a problem with this flooring type, and it also has the advantage of being quite affordable.

4. Marble Flooring

Versatility is definitely a nice feature with flooring, and marble flooring has that in spades. You can find this durable type of flooring in a wide range of rooms and homes.

5. Cork Flooring

If you have a room that will be used as a play area for children, or if you are planning to use the space for commercial purposes, cork flooring can be a great idea. However, if there is any significant downside to this type, it would have to be the price. Cork flooring tends to be one of the more expensive options out there.

6. Bamboo Flooring

Those who are interested in a more eco-friendly approach to putting in a new floor will definitely want to consider bamboo flooring. The material is durable, and it has a unique elegance. There is no question that this flooring type has a great deal of aesthetic charm, as well. You can also find bamboo flooring in a variety of colors.

How to Choose the Right Flooring Material

At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of the possibilities that are available to you. However, we have just scratched the surface with this article. Keep in mind that all of the flooring materials we mentioned have many additional considerations that you are going to want to check out for yourself. If in doubt, we’re always happy to help in-store or on the phone.