Choosing the right flooring for our homes can be a daunting experience. Whether we’re renovating our home or picking out our floors for a brand new construction build the choices might seem endless. How do we decide what’s right for our home?
First, narrow the choices down to maybe two or three materials. Three of the top flooring choices are hardwood floors, tile floors, and luxury vinyl tile. Let’s look at each one and put compare the pros and cons of each.
Luxury vinyl tile has the perfect blend of style and functionality. It’s a very durable finish, scratch-resistant, unlike laminate and hardwood flooring. While it’s exceptionally durable, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain there are a few cons. It’s not as comfortable as carpet and can be a little slippery if it ever gets damp or moist.
Wood flooring is beautiful and a very classic choice. A wood floor gives the home a nice warm and homey feeling. You also have a lot of colors and varieties to choose from with wood flooring. They are timeless and never go out of style. On the other hand, wood floors can sometimes be noisy and develop cracks over time. Buty, they can be cold in winter and be easily scratched with high heels, pet nails, etc. Wood floors will last for years when properly maintained.
Tile floors allow you to be expressive with all the different types of shapes, sizes, and textures. They can last for more than 50 years and they’re easy to clean and maintain. Some of the downsides to tile floors are that they are hard to repair and replace when damaged. They too can also be slippery, impose injuries and be very cold in the winter.
The beautiful part of this process is that you have options. So have fun deciding, and be pleased with your choice for years to come.