Tips for choosing flooring in your new home
While there are many choices to make when designing your custom home, one of the most important is your flooring. These days there are so many more options for quality and affordable flooring to choose from.
Hardwood - Classic Hardwood floors are always timeless and elegant. Hardwood floors provide a durable surface for most rooms in your home. However, it's important to remember that hardwood floors are not waterproof (though there are a few engineered waterproof styles available). Therefore, you may want to think twice before using hardwood in a kitchen or bathroom. Hardwood floors are easy to clean and can be easily protected with floor mats, area rugs, etc.
Tile - Another classic, standard ceramic tile is a great option for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Because it is waterproof and extra durable it can hold up to the wear and tear that these often used rooms create. Tile is easy to clean and comes in a huge variety of styles and colors.
Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile -
Vinyl flooring has benefited from many innovations in both style and performance in recent years. Now, it leads the way in achieving the perfect balance between affordability and durability. It is waterproof, can stand up to heavy traffic and pets, and is easy to clean. There is a plethora of styles and options available and it's affordable too!
And finally, while not everyone loves it, there is something cozy about the feel of carpet underfoot in the mornings. Even if you just use it for bedrooms, or opt for a hard-surface flooring and area rugs, some sort of carpet is worth considering. If you have indoor allergies it might not be for you, but with the advent of robot vacuums and stain protectors, having carpet isn't as scary as it used to be!
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