HardwoodHardwood flooring is coveted for a reason. Not only does hardwood have a lifespan well over 100 years with the right care, but hardwood flooring is low-maintenance, customizable, and all-natural. Hardwood flooring is also popular with buyers and, along with other factors, can increase your home's appraisal value if you're planning to sell down the line.
Hardwood flooring is most popular in living rooms, dining rooms, hallways, home offices, and master suites. Hardwood shouldn't be used in wet spaces, although it may be installed in kitchens with proper care.
Engineered HardwoodEngineered hardwood offers the timeless beauty of hardwood floors at a lower price point. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood uses a thin hardwood veneer atop high-quality plywood. The result is a more affordable material with increased resistance to humidity and moisture. However, the refinishing ability of engineered hardwood is limited.
Engineered hardwood is suited to anywhere you'd use hardwood, as well as rooms with moderate moisture and humidity such as kitchens, basements, and half bathrooms.
CarpetWhile much-maligned by modern homebuyers, carpet doesn't need to be high-maintenance or outdated. Carpet adds warmth to living spaces along with an elegance that other affordable flooring options lack. It's also easy to find stain-resistant, fade-resistant, and even non-toxic carpeting options these days.
Carpets work best in bedrooms, living rooms, and kids' playrooms. Avoid carpet in kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. It's also important to choose the right material, pile, and carpet style when installing wall-to-wall carpeting.
LaminateLooking for low-cost, durable flooring to install in high-traffic areas? Look no further than laminate, a hardwood alternative that resists scratches, dents, and stains to create worry-free flooring for homeowners. Laminate planks are also easy to install yourself thanks to a DIY-friendly click-together assembly.
Laminate floors can be installed nearly anywhere in the home, but their durability really shines in high-traffic areas used by kids and pets. Avoid laminate in high-moisture rooms.
TileVersatile and long-lasting, tile is a good choice in spaces where durability and waterproofing are key. However, tile's cold feel makes it best suited to warm climates where the cool touch feels refreshing, not frigid.
Tile is a traditional choice in bathrooms, laundry rooms, enclosed porches, and other damp spaces. Homeowners can choose textured tiles to improve traction and underfloor heating for warmth.
Luxury VinylLuxury vinyl is another popular option for waterproof flooring. Buyers can choose from a tile look (LVT) or hardwood plank look (LVP). Like laminate flooring, clickable construction and the ability to be laid on top of existing flooring makes luxury vinyl easy to install.
The waterproof nature of luxury vinyl makes it ideal for wet areas where you want a warmer look than tile. You'll commonly find luxury vinyl in kitchens, basements, laundry rooms, and mudrooms.
Natural StoneLooking to add a touch of luxury to your home? Whether you choose slate, marble, or travertine, natural stone is one of the most elegant flooring options available. However, while stone is sturdy, it's also porous and prone to staining. As a result, it needs special care and maintenance.
Stone looks spectacular in indoor-outdoor living spaces, kitchens, and areas with heavy foot traffic, but avoid it anywhere that hard flooring is an issue ‑ stone is unforgiving! When buying stone, consider both the material and the finish to select the right look for your home.
Your home's flooring is a big investment, so make it wisely. After choosing the right flooring for each room of your home, turn to Massud & Sons Floor Covering for a wide selection of flooring and skilled service. Request a free estimate today!