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There are more flooring options today than ever before. We can help you find the right flooring for your budget and needs. You can start learning about types of flooring below.
Hardwood floors are milled from a solid piece of lumber. They provide natural warmth, are resistant to wear, and can be sanded and refinished multiple times. Solid wood may expand and contract with varying humidity levels and are susceptible to scratches and dents. Wood flooring is not the best choice for damp spaces. They’re installed over wood subfloors, on or above ground level and can’t be installed on concrete or slab floors.
Engineered wood uses a thin veneer of real wood over structural plywood for strength and stability. It provides a stable surface that doesn’t cup like solid wood can. Most engineered wood can be carefully sanded and refinished. It can be installed on any level of the home, including basements – and can be installed over wood or concrete subfloors. It’s generally higher in cost than solid wood.
Laminate resists scratches and dents far better than natural wood. In addition, laminates let you replicate the warmth and distinctive look of exotic woods, but at a much lower cost. And because laminates can be installed over your existing floor, they can easily hide any imperfections. However, laminates can be susceptible to water damage, so they aren’t recommended for wet areas, such as kitchens or baths.
Vinyl flooring is installed in a single piece, so it’s water-resistant and generally perceived as solid. While the material itself is affordable, it can only be installed on a totally smooth subfloor – and it can’t be replaced in sections.
Luxury Vinyl Tile makes a great scratch-resistant surface for pets that can also imitate the look of wood or tiles It is available in tiles or planks, so it can mirror the look of wood or tile to create any look you choose. LVT is highly durable. Like laminate, it resists scratches and dents. But it’s superior to laminate, because it’s waterproof and won’t expand or contract due to changes in humidity. It’s an elegant, durable, and versatile flooring option that will perform well in any room in your house.